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Youth Week brings music, dance, film and sport to west Auckland

Published: 16 May 2019

Celebrate Youth Week 2019 in west Auckland with 12 events happening in the Henderson-Massey and Waitakere Ranges Local Board areas.

Held every May, Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people. Youth Week recognises the amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand.

West Auckland Youth Week runs from 17 to 26 May, with events ranging from dance classes to concerts to self-defence classes, if you are in west Auckland, make sure you get involved!

Programme of events:

Music N Pink: Pink Shirt Day Celebrations

Fri 17 May, 3.30pm-5.30pm, free

Zeal, 20 Alderman Dr, Henderson, Auckland

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Celebrate Pink Shirt Day with live music, giveaways and an all around good time with good vibes. Contact janelle@zeal.nz for more information.

Zeal Acoustics Under The Stars

Fri 17 May, 6pm-8pm, free

The Falls Carpark, 22 Alderman Dr, Henderson, Auckland

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Enjoy some kickback music and dance acts under the stars. Free sausage sizzle and other food stalls on site. Contact rasela@zeal.nz for more information.

MPHS Self Defence Course

21, 22, 24 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm, free

Hub West, 27 Corban Ave, Henderson, Auckland

Learn from the very best how to equip yourself and potentially open up pathways into the mixed martial arts arena. Contact clarence@mphs.org.nz for more information.

Library Jam Sessions

Tue 21 May, 3pm-5pm, free

Glen Eden Library, 12/32 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden East, Auckland

Zeal is going to be taking over the library with music, giveaways and games to celebrate national youth week. Contact christina@zeal.nz for more information.

Parrs Park Throw Down

Wed 22 May, 3pm-6pm, free

Parrs Park, Oratia Dr, Glen Eden, Auckland

3 on 3 bball competition, music, performances, graf art and more! Come down as we turn Parrs Park upside down. Contact hadleigh@zeal.nz for more information.

AIGA Jam Sesh

Wed 22 May, 5pm-6pm, free

Parrs Park, Oratia Dr, Glen Eden, Auckland

Get down with free siva, box fit and hip hop dance classes out in Parrs Park to stay active over national youth week. Contact chantelle.huch@sportwaitakere.nz

Massey Matters MYC Movie Night

Wed 22 May, 6pm

Event Cinemas Westgate, Westgate Shopping Centre, 1-5 Fernhill Dr, Massey, Auckland 

Want to watch the brand new Disney movie Aladdin? Well, go along with the MYC crew and watch it for free. Spaces are limited so make sure you RSVP with youth@masseymatters.org.nz before 20 May. 

Ranui Youth Week Concert

Fri 24 May, 6pm-8pm, free

Ranui Library, 431 Swanson Rd, Ranui, Auckland

The 12th annual Ranui Youth Week Concert. This year we are taking over the Ranui Library with tons of young artists. Contact rob@ranui135.org.nz for more information.

Ranui Youth Festival

Sat 25 May, 12pm-7.30pm, free

Ranui Baptist Church, 464 Swanson Rd, Ranui, Auckland

Come down and enjoy free food, entertainment and a bit of basketball as Transformation Youth host the Ranui Youth Festival. Contact mrsangelataua@outlook.com for more information.

Versus: The West Auckland Talent Quest

Sat 25 May, 6pm-10pm, $5

Zeal, 20 Alderman Dr, Henderson, Auckland

West Auckland's biggest talent quest with over $1500 in cash prizes up for grabs. Music, dance, spoken word, magic, it is all at VERSUS. Contact rasela@zeal.nz for more information.

Fresh + Friends Dance Workshops

Sun 26 May, 1pm-6pm, $15

Glen Eden Intermediate, 23 Kaurilands Rd, Titirangi, Auckland

Come learn from some of the best dancers in the country including world champion Ken Vaega! For more information contact info@freshmans.org