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Watch: Change the Tapes

Published: 11 October 2017

'Change the Tapes’ is a music video that was created by bringing together the amazing talents of Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa, Freshman’s Dance Crew and No Six Productions.

The Community Action on Youth and Drugs (CAYAD) team in Auckland provided them with a creative platform to share their voice about their alcohol and drug journeys and to inspire messages of hope.

If alcohol or drugs affect your life and you want support, free text or phone: Lifeline: 0800 543 354; Youthline: 0800 376 663, FreeTXT 234; Alcohol drug helpline: 0800 787 797.


CAYAD uses a holistic and community action model to reduce drug and alcohol related harm in the lives of young people in Aotearoa so if you have a community project that promotes positive wellbeing outcomes for young people and would like the support of CAYAD, please email

CAYAD are funded by the Ministry of Health and based in the Community Empowerment Unit at Auckland Council.

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14-24 year olds