Youth advocate praises new TV programme
17 February 2003
The Hub a new youth based regional television programme
has attracted praise and funding from the Christchurch City Council.
The Councils youth advocate, Robyn Moore says $6,000 was
awarded from her budget to help CTV get the programme started.
It fits absolutely with our aims for positive publicity for youth,
All too often we focus on the negative behaviours of a very
small sector of the youth population. This initiative provides an
opportunity for us to focus on the positive majority and see exactly
how young people are contributing to the vibrancy of Christchurch.
The new magazine style programme for 15 27 year olds starts
tomorrow, 18 February. Each week, it will focus on talented young
people with specific skills, whether it be in music, academia, sport,
theatre, film, community service...
Our aim is to inspire and encourage young people through
the experience of their peers and role models, Simon Green,
The Hubs creative director says. We want to encourage
them to set goals by showing them other young New Zealanders who
are trying to achieve theirs.
The Hubs presenters are Candice Bowen, a second year journalism
student at the New Zealand Broadcasting School; Nick Prince, who
has a background in modelling and acting and Simon Green who has
recently completed his NZBS degree.
Through The Hub, we are hoping to provide insight into potential
careers, charities and events, as well as access to experienced
mentors. Overall we want to offer an alternative positive television
experience for young people, Simon says.
The presenters will help to publicise the programme and make it
more interactive by visiting secondary schools and other learning
The Hub will screen on CTV on Tuesdays at 8pm, Wednesdays at 1pm
and Sundays at 5pm. It will also be shown on regional television
stations, operating from Warkworth, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki,
Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill.
The programme is being sponsored by Lifesavers (Nestle) and co-sponsored
by Christchurch City Council Youth Advocacy and The Edge.
Robyn Moore, Christchurch City Council youth advocate, Ph 941
Simon Green, creative director, The Hub, Ph 377 7033
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