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What We Do

Te Kāhui Creative
Writing Programme

Te Kāhui is a creative writing programme dedicating to facilitating creative writing experiences for underserved rangatahi (youth) across Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Creative writing program team with students

Our Latest Projects

Alice in Our Place

Alice in Our Place

Apr 2021
Bespoke Events/Projects

Hauraki District Council approached YANZ to inject a burst of youthful creativity into their 10 Year Plan project called ‘Alice in Our Place’!

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38 Hurstmere 2020-21 Summer Series

38 Hurstmere 2020-21 Summer Series

Jan 2021
Bespoke Events/Projects

In collaboration with Fresh Concept, YANZ was tasked with filling Takapuna’s newest public space, 38 Hurstmere, with youth-centred creative activations all throughout summer.

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America's Cup & Prada Cup Activations

America's Cup & Prada Cup Activations

Mar 2021
Talent Booking

Just before the Prada Cup began in January 2021, Auckland Unlimited approached YANZ to bring live musical performances to spectators and visitors on Auckland’s waterfront.

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Music in Parks Internship Programme

Music in Parks Internship Programme

Mar 2021
Bespoke Events/Projects

A collaboration between YANZ, Auckland Council and Te Karanga Trust, the 2021 Music in Parks Internship Programme gave 6 young interns the valuable experience of working in a professional music events team.

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Young At Art

Young At Art

Mar 2021
Bespoke Events/Projects

Young at Art is a constellation of sparkling youth-poweredcreative hubs across Tāmaki Makaurau, encouraging our emerging stars to shine and celebrate their creative identities.

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Boosted Campaign

Boosted Campaign

May 2020
Bespoke Events/Projects

Our HUGE thanks to everyone who donated to our successful Boosted campaign!

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Late Night Christmas

Late Night Christmas

DEC 2019
Talent Booking

To celebrate Christmas of 2019, YANZ teamed up with Fresh Concept and Auckland Heart Of The City to put on a magical night of live music and improv dance!

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Creative Open Mic Series

Creative Open Mic Series

2019
Talent Booking

Throughout 2019 YANZ held a Creative Open Mic series that allowed creatives to perform and express their craft to a supportive, likeminded crowd.

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Tomorrow’s Board Diversity: The role of creatives

Tomorrow’s Board Diversity: The role of creatives

Jun 2020
Talent Booking

Anne Rodda and Steven Moe approached the YANZ team to design their white paper, on the role of creatives in governance.

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Uni Bound Creative Writing Programme

Uni Bound Creative Writing Programme

Jan 2020
Bespoke Events/Projects

The Uni Bound Creative Writing Programme was a a day of creative reflection and expression with campus rangatahi at the University of Auckland.

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ATEED Youth Working Group

ATEED Youth Working Group

Jan 2020
Strategy

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) invited YANZ to facilitate a Youth Working Group to advise on their Creative Industries Strategy 2030.

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CHALK - A Placemaking Challenge

CHALK - A Placemaking Challenge

Oct 2019
Bespoke Events/Projects

As part of Placemaking Week 2019, we took part in a competition to create a creative activation at 38 Hurstmere in Takapuna.

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Virtual Impact Unconference

Virtual Impact Unconference

April 2020
Talent Booking

3 of our talented young musicians performed at the Virtual Impact Unconference - an event brought together to discuss the future of impact in Aotearoa.

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Kaipatiki Sounds Great

Kaipatiki Sounds Great

May 2019
Bespoke Events/Projects

Kaipātiki Sounds Great is a musical event on Auckland’s North Shore that generates solidarity between the local highschools through the creation of an annual music festival, as well as other smaller musical events throughout the year.

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LiveArt at Collaborate Launch

LiveArt at Collaborate Launch

Sep 2019
Bespoke Events/Projects

'LiveArt' saw a young musician, poet and sketch artist all create live personalised art for the public, at Collaborate's Auckland launch.

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This Piano Needs Playing!

This Piano Needs Playing!

May 2019
Bespoke Events/Projects

We gave 3 young artists a brief to each paint a third of a public piano in their unique style over NZ Music Month 2019, culminating in a public reveal and youth concert for the community.

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Summer of Creativity at 38 Hurstmere

Summer of Creativity at 38 Hurstmere

Dec 2019 - Mar 2020
Bespoke Events/Projects

We brought youth creativity to the heart of Takapuna during summer, filling the public space at 38 Hurstmere with art, entertainment and live experiences!

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Apollo Night

Apollo Night

May 2019
Bespoke Events/Projects

Apollo Night was an all ages live music and poetry event where moshpit energy met finger snaps.

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Silent Disco CityWalk

Silent Disco CityWalk

March 2019
Talent Booking

Silent Disco Citywalk is an energetic outdoor interactive and fun 60 or 90-min adventure that gives a new perspective on Auckland city.

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