The National Competitions focus on healthcare, communications, clinical skills, and drill, where our young people work hard in the lead up training and improving team work and leadership. Cadets, Leaders and supporters start arriving at King’s College on 23 April 2016 and are already very excited.
Saturday 23 April
Youth Festival opens at 2.00pm with a powhiri at Kings College.
Then off to the Pakuranga Night Markets!
Sunday 24 April
The big day – with competitions from 8.45am at Kings College, followed by prize-giving. Then, in the evening, a chance for glamour Bollywood style, at the formal dinner at Manukau Events Centre.
Monday 25 April
The day starts with an ANZAC Service in Otahuhu, then it is into the International Festival with activities by a number of different Cultural and Community groups.
Tuesday 26 April
We will close the Festival with a ceremony at 9am, then we set off for our last activity a bit of retail therapy at Manukau Mall.
“The squads come from around the country and they’ve been training hard for this since last year. Northern Region is looking forward to hosting the festival, which provides opportunities for our future leaders who will go on to influence New Zealand communities,” Northern Region Community Programmes manager Pete Hoskin added.