PSAY April Pānui

Welcome to our latest pānui and Happy Easter from your Convenor Team.

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There is less than 4 months to go until PSAY Hui 2019!

Expressions of interest for Hui will be sent out in early May. Keep an eye out in your emails, this is a PSAY event you won’t want to miss.

With Hui not far away, our PSAY convenors along with PSA communications team have been hard at work with refreshing our PSAY logo. Check out this month’s newsletter banner for the new design. We have some awesome new swag (merchandise) ready for Hui and we thought why not get the hype for Hui started early with a Facebook competition.

To be in to WIN: sum up in 50 words or less, who your Union Hero is and why. Make sure to include a photo of them as well and post it on our PSAY Facebook page with one of the below hashtags.

#UnionHero #FutureOfUnion #BackToTheFuture #Hui

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Picture caption: New swag, drink bottle, keep cup and notebook. Bonus Lauren’s messy desk in the background


We have been gifted a beautiful waiata from our beautiful PSAY Organiser Administrator Debbie Papera. Please see below lyrics and we have a youtube

link that you can listen to.

HE KAKANO AHAU i ruia mai i Rangiatea

And I could never be lost


Descended from a line of Chiefs HE KAKANO AHAU
Ki hea ra au e hitekiteki ana kamau tonu i ahau oku tikanga

Toku reo toku oho oho

Toku reo toku mapihi mauria

Toku whakakai marihi

My language is my strength

An ornament of Grace

Ka tu ana ahau

Ka uhia au e oku tipuna

My pride I will show

That you may know Who I am!

I am a Warrior, a survivor

He Morehu ahau

Ki hea ra au e hitekiteki ana kamau tonu i ahau oku tikanga

Toku reo toku oho oho

Toku reo toku mapiri mauria

Toku whakakai marihi

My language is my strength

An ornament of Grace

An ornament of Grace

Youth Leadership Training

Since our last edition, we have had Youth Leadership training delivered in Wellington, Whangarei and Waikato. They were 3 great training sessions, and we are looking forward to running more at future dates. It’s an awesome opportunity, one you don’t want to miss.

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Photo caption: The crew who attended youth leadership training in Whangarei on 26 March 2019

PSAY Survey

Our Convenors are in the process of planning upcoming Youth Leadership training and need more information from the PSAY family. We have created a survey which was sent your email , so take a couple minutes out of your day to make your voice heard!

 RockENROL Opportunity (Auckland) and Local Government Elections (Everywhere!)

Rock enrol

This year is local government election year. If you’re on the electoral role, you’re eligible to vote for your local councillors (city and district councils plus DHBs etc). You want to be involved and informed about local government because they decide how things like public transport, public facilities and parking will run in your city and townships.

Voting will be open from September 20 - 12 October and you can check your enrolment deets here on the Electoral Commission website If you want to run for local government, you can do so from July 19 until August 16.

Rock Enrol  is a youth movement which “Exists to engage, inspire, inform and activate political power for young people in Aotearoa.”

Over the next couple of months, RockENROL will be:  

 If you're based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland and you're looking for paid work to help unleash the political power of young people, we'd love to hear from you!