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Gearing up for National Youth Festival 2018

Jan 10 2018

St John National Youth FestivalNYF

April is just around the corner and St John Youth South Island Region are proud to be hosting the 2018 St John National Youth Festival and Competitions at Nelson College over the weekend of 20-23 April 2018.

This National Youth Festival and Competition is a four day event, the competitions are a challenging, fast paced and exciting time that is packed full of entertainment and activities designed to engage and stimulate our St John Cadets and spread awareness of the opportunities we provide young people.

The National Competitions will be held on day 2 of the National Youth Festival and are held between Northern, Central and South Island Regions. The competition events will provide a range of thrilling, exciting and complicated clinical related tests that will challange and bring out the best skills and experience. While team work is the name of the game we provide an environment that is always fun and supporting that continues to develop our young peoples life skills. Our countries top cadets will demostrate confidence and expertise as they respond to realistic and complex casualty simulation tests.

The Competition day is open to the public to view at Nelson College and you are warmly invited to support your Region, learn from the demonstrations or just witness some of the scenarios our Emergency Services work with on a daily basis.

Nelson is New Zealand's place in the sun where apples and pip fruits ripen and scallops are dredged from the Tasman Bay. A short hop acoss in the boat to the Malborough Sounds where the seafood is second to none and a quick dash over the Wangamoa to Blenheim.



The 2018 National Youth Festival | 20 to 23 April | Nelson - you don't want to miss it!  

For more information about this event or the amazing opportunities on offer to young people or if you are interested in becoming a Youth Leader please contact us at or please call us during business hours on 0800 St John.

– Andy Ly | NYF Organising Committee Spokesperson