Kapiti Observer : November 28th 2011
7 KAPITI OBSERVER, NOVEMBER 28, 2011 The Kāpiti CoastYouth Council is excited to bring you Youth2U Live! Youth2U Live is about providing free weekly events for young people on the Kāpiti Coast. There will be range of different events happening from music gigs, sports events, skateboard comps and loads of other free activities starting in December. Weekly youth events will kick off in December in Paraparaumu and Otāki . Activities will also take place in Paekākāariki, Raumati and Waikanae over the summer and into next year. Youth2U Live will take place in a whole bunch of different places and spaces. "We will be running open mic nights at cafes and summer music events in the parks around the District as part of Youth2U Live" said Youth Council member Chelsea Churchill. It doesn't matter what your hobbies and interests are - playing music, beatboxing, touch rugby, skateboarding or something else, Youth2U Live is about having fun, meeting new people, trying new things and sharing your talents with others. 6# outh2U Dollars Y Want to support Youth2U Live? We would love to hear from local businesses that might be able to offer support, space or other resources. We have some funding to run Youth2U Live until June next year but our goal is to make this something long term which youth can connect with. Youth2U Live will kick off with 'Music in the Skate Park' happening in Waikanae on Saturday 10 December. Twilight Jam at Marine Gardens Wednesday 14 December and 'Xmas in the Skate Park' in Paraparaumu 17 December. For a full list of dates and venues check facebook page. This is a youth led project; we need young people to help run events with us. So if you want to perform or want to organise behind the scenes stuff, get in touch through our facebook page or email us at email@example.com BIRTHDAY SALE for two weeks only - finishes sunday 11th december And many more SPECIALS in store Clothing LESS 15% 4218706AA GOLF & SPORTS OUTLET 222 Main Road, Otaki | Ph: 06-364 6468 Taylormade Drivers, Woods, Hybrids LESS 20% Footjoy Shoes LESS 15% Cyclist turns to netizens for travel destinations Irish luck: Indiana June stands at a cross roads in Ireland, not knowing where her voters will send her next. By BEN STRANG A Kapiti Coast woman is the main character of a real life pick-a-path story, asking people via the internet where she should head on her worldwide journey. Indiana June, or Diana June as she is known to her family, started her journey earlier this year after leaving her job in Ireland to tour the country on a bicycle. The former Raumati South School and Kapiti College student said she came up with the idea to go on an interactive journey around the globe while working at an advertising agency in Ireland. I wanted to create a travel blog about it, so people could dictate where I was going and what I was doing,'' she said. The name Indiana June came about when she last left New Zealand and a customs official typed her name into the system wrong. When I was trying to come back into the country in March this year they actu- ally said the name on your passport doesn't match the name on the com- puter,'' she said. They found out that they had actually typed it in wrong. Now the name has kind of stuck. I went to a wedding and got introduced as Indiana June, so I'm used to it now.'' Ms June started her journey with five weeks cycling around Ireland, before asking followers whether she should go to Scotland, England or Wales. She ended up in Scotland, before being sent to England and then through to Paris. From there she toured France before finding her way to Barcelona, and then back to Italy. On her travels she has met many other cyclists, and said it can lead to interes- ting friendships on the road. I've met people that have been cycling past and got talking, and then been cyc- ling with them for two or three weeks at a time,'' she said. With the cost of travelling the world high, Ms June looks to save money when- ever she can, and spends many nights camping or crashing on people's couches. When desperate, she will sometimes check into a hotel. Before coming back to New Zealand she ended up in Australia, where she attended a friend's wedding before touring the outback for a short time. That is when she put the question out about whether she should hit Asia or South America next, which has now got her heading for Buenos Aires. The cheapest option was to come through Auckland to get there, so I thought cool, I'll hang out at home for a little while to catch up with some people.'' Ms June was to leave Kapiti for her journey up the North Island to Auckland yesterday, with her flight leaving on December 6. I'm trying to set my flight a few days later because I plan on asking people where I should go on my way up [the North Island]. I'm a little worried I won't be able to get to Auckland in time.'' You can follow Indiana June's progress and vote to send her to different locations at Indianajune.com.
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