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13/05/2016 12:00 a.m.
Young people from the Ashburton District are being invited to join the team from radio station The Edge to launch a map designed and produced especially for them.
The ‘Weird and Wonderful Ways to Waste Time’ pocket map, developed by Ashburton Youth Council and Think First, will be launched opposite the entrance to Ashburton College at the Ashburton Domain on Wednesday 25 May after school. The Edge’s Road Runners will be on site with prizes, giveaways and food.
Ashburton District Youth Councillor Angela Naui said the ‘Weird and Wonderful Ways to Waste Time’ map is designed to give local youth a better idea of the places and activities around the district they can explore.
"We want to provide young people with a useful tool to get out there, explore our district and get engaged in our community."
"The map is made by youth for youth, providing a list of the top places and activities that young people will want to explore, and the best bit is that it’s all in their backyard," Angela says.
The map combines a list of more than 100 places and activities for people to discover and also features coupon discounts to use at several of the businesses included on the map.
The map launch is a key part of the Ashburton Youth Council’s activities for Youth Week 2016 (May 21-29).
Activities at the Ashburton Domain will kick off at 3.30pm on Wednesday 25 May.
Image: Sarah Crispin, Angela Naui, John Hobbs designing the map.