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18 July, 2014

$200,000 fund for youth projects and organisations

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today opened Youth Fund 2015 with $200,000 available for community projects.

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17 July, 2014

Queen to recognise exceptional young leaders

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today welcomed the opening of nominations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, which aims to discover, celebrate and support young people from Commonwealth countries.

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26 June, 2014

$100,000 for Canterbury Youth Initiative Fund

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the creation of the Canterbury Youth Initiative Fund, which will provide $100,000 for new initiatives for young Cantabrians.

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25 June, 2014

Funding for youth organisations

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced funding totalling $122,000 for a range of youth organisations with a focus on improving opportunities for young people.

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12 June, 2014

Support for young environmental leaders

A Youth Trust set up in honour of Sir Peter Blake will receive $50,000 in funding to support its 2015 and 2016 Expedition Programme, Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has announced.

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11 June, 2014

Funding for youth cultural initiatives

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chris Finlayson and Minister of Youth Affairs Nikki Kaye today announced $50,000 from the Ministry of Youth Development to support youth participation in the performing arts.

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10 June, 2014

Funding for councils to support young people

Thirty city and district councils will benefit from the 2014 Youth Development Partnership Fund, Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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23 May, 2014

Expansion of Youth in Emergency Services scheme

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced an additional $200,000 in funding to expand the Youth in Emergency Services (YES) programme.

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22 May, 2014

Budget 2014: $2.5m for youth enterprise initiatives

The Government has confirmed $2.5 million of new operating spending over the next three years for youth enterprise initiatives, Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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20 May, 2014

Youth Week 2014 Awards announced

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the Youth Week 2014 Awards.

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15 May, 2014

$8.6m for Youth One-Stop Shops social support

Budget 2014 provides $8.6 million of new operating spending over the next four years for social support needs at Youth One-Stop Shops, Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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2 April, 2014

New Youth Citizenship awards announced

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye is today asking New Zealanders to recognise outstanding young community members and nominate them for a Youth Week 2014 Award.

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28 March, 2014

Flaxmere young people funded for leadership programme

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced one-off funding of $20,000 for 30 Flaxmere College students to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award programme.

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17 February, 2014

Applications open for council youth funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has announced that from today, the Ministry of Youth Development will be accepting applications from city and district councils to the Youth Development Partnership Fund.

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7 February, 2014

Funding for LGBTI youth plan

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $55,000 in funding through the Ministry of Youth Development to help strengthen services available to LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or intersex) youth.

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24 January, 2014

PM’s Youth Programme making positive changes in lives of young people

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye joined Prime Minister John Key at a dinner last night to celebrate young participants of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Youth Programme.

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21 November, 2013

$200,000 Youth Fund benefits 47 projects

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that 47 projects will benefit from the Ministry of Youth Development’s Youth Fund 2014 totalling $200,000.

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31 October, 2013

Funding for Young Blake Expedition to Auckland Islands

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $28,500 funding to help send 12 young environmental leaders to the Auckland Islands on a Young Blake Expedition programme.

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17 October, 2013

Youth mentoring scheme given funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $6Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $60,000 funding to deliver mentoring opportunities for up to 50 for young people with disabilities.0,000 funding to deliver mentoring opportunities for up to 50 for young people with disabilities.

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22 September, 2013

National Youth in Emergency Services programme launched

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced $60,000 in funding to run Youth in Emergency Services (YES) programmes in six New Zealand communities.

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16 August, 2013

$200,000 Youth Fund open for applications

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today opened the 2014 Youth Fund, with $200,000 available for applications from young people for community projects.

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1 August, 2013

Youth survey shows life for young New Zealanders improving

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today released the latest survey about the health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students.

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25 July, 2013

Kawerau youth funded to participate in Duke of Edinburgh programme

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced one-off funding of $21,600 to allow 15 young people from Kawerau to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.

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18 July, 2013

29 councils share Youth Development funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced that 29 local authorities will benefit from this year’s Youth Development Partnership Fund totalling $889,000.

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15 July, 2013

Youth MPs descend on Capital

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye will tomorrow open Youth Parliament 2013 to 121 Youth MPs and 20 Youth Press Gallery members.

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5 June, 2013

Youth Parliament opens submissions

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today released the select committee topics for Youth Parliament on 16 and 17 July 2013.

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9 May, 2013

Young people to take on Parliament

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the names of the Youth Members of Parliament and Youth Press Gallery, as well as the topics they’ll be discussing at Youth Parliament 2013.

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5 May, 2013

Youth Week recognises young people’s contributions

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye says everyone should take the time to acknowledge the contributions made by New Zealand’s young people during Youth Week 2013.

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1 May, 2013

Ministers welcome NZ Music Month

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss and Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye are encouraged that New Zealand’s home-grown music scene continues to go from strength to strength, as the 13th NZ Music Month gets underway.

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29 April, 2013

Budget 2013: $4.5 million for youth services

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has announced a decision to continue $4.5 million of funding so 46 service providers can continue working with young New Zealanders.

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