Youth Luge Event + Mini Conference - 18th Oct

Keep Sunday the 18th of October Free for this Amazing Event

Diabetes Youth Tauranga and Diabetes NZ Rotorua Youth are hosting a mini conference over lunch followed by a fun luge event at Skyline Rotorua!  This event is ideal for youth with Type 1 Diabetes and parents and family alike.  There's something for everyone.   We have limited places so book your place now. 

We are excited to announce some amazing speakers for our mini conference over lunch!  This is an opportunity not to be missed and rare for our area!  

Sophie Devine
- Diabetes Youth NZ Ambassador and NZ Representative in Cricket and Hockey. Sophie will talk to us, and in particular to our youth, about excelling in sport with Type 1 Diabetes.
Mark Sainsbury - TV personality, journalist and Parent of a Type 1 Child (now adult)  Mark will talk to us about his life and his child's life living with Type 1 Diabetes.  
Sonya Fraser- A Diabetes Dietitian talking to us about her specialties in paediatric and adolescent age groups (0 - 25yrs), pumps and coeliac disease. 
Tracey McFarlane- NZMS Representative.  Tracey will talk us through emerging technology and what future technology will bring for managing Type 1 Diabetes in NZ.

When: Sunday 18th October 2015 
Time: 10.30am till 4pm
(please arrange own transport)
Where:  Skyline Rotorua
Involves: A conference talk over a buffet lunch at the Skyline Restaurant & 3 luge rides!
Diabetes Youth Tauranga - Free for 1 x T1 and 1 x accompanying adult/ parent.  All other immediate family members  are at half price (being $21 per child and $36 per adult) under 5yrs are free.  

Full price costs for non family members are $42 per child and $72 per adult. 

Additional Luge Rides can be purchased with the online entry below.

There are limited places so get in quick.  Upon registration you will be issued a ticket and event information.  Registrations Close Sunday 11th October 2015 

A separate registration link will be sent for Rotorua registrations from Diabetes NZ Rotorua Youth

Have a question?  Please email us.

Tauranga Group Conditions:
  • Diabetes Youth Tauranga will cover free entry for 1 x T1 Youth and 1 x Accompanying Adult / Guardian.  The remainder of the immediate family will be subsidised at half price. (Under 5 are free)
    • To receive the free entry your child needs to be a financial member of Diabetes Help Tauranga (at a cost of $25 per annum) - Not a member - then click here to join
    • Accompanying family must be immediate family or guardians.
    • You must be residing in the Western Bay of Plenty or be a historical member to receive the subsidised price.
Tauranga Registrations - Click here

Thank you Warehouse Fraser Cove!

Some $1,800 was donated to Diabetes Youth Tauranga by The Warehouse Fraser Cove this week, a contribution that will fund the next event for the Tauranga Diabetes Youth Group. 
“It is wonderful to have the support from the Community through the Warehouse Token Donation boxes,” says coordinator Rebecca Ryder. “The youth group provides events for kids living with Type 1 Diabetes, encouraging them to work together and provide familiarity and empowerment for treating their diabetes on a day to day basis.”
“Our aim is to normalise it, so the children don’t feel like the odd one out. We also provide a support service for parents, because for them it is a 24-hour job,” says Rebecca.  Being a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes can be stressful, overwhelming and scary.  The support of other parents in the same situation, helps immensely, even if only sporadic, knowing others are there to support is important.
World Diabetes Week (WDW) 11-16 November 2015. The International Diabetes Federation theme, & our challenge locally is to encourage people to ‘ACT TODAY TO CHANGE TOMORROW.’

Competition Time

Design a Poster Competition- If you are aged under 16 and have type one diabetes, we encourage you to enter our ‘Design a poster competition’, entries will be displayed at Tauranga Hospital and/or Bayfair during WDW. Titled ‘My Life with Type One Diabetes’ we are looking forward to seeing some  interesting pictures/collages/photos (anything goes!), and to understanding more about what it means to live with T1. Contact us for more information


Healthy Summer Lifestyle Raffle - If you can donate a few hours of your time to sell raffle tickets, whilst raising awareness of diabetes outside local supermarkets during October and November, please let me or one of our planning team know.  Keep an eye on our Website, Face Book pages and local press for full details of our activities. We would love to see you at Bayfair on the 11th November at 1600hrs, when the winners of our Design a Poster Competition and our ‘Healthy Summer Lifestyle All Year Round’ raffle will be announced.

June Tramp Event Success!

On the 28th of June we hosted a event and the Indoor Dialled Tramp Park.  We had about 30 kids plus family come and enjoy 2hrs of jumping followed by pizza.  It was great to see everyone again and see the kids reconnect with old friends and make new friends.

2016 Youth Camps

Our next camps will be in 2016, mark the dates in for these great events.   We are combining with Diabetes Rotorua and Waikato and Taranaki Youth groups to bring these events to you. 
March 2016 for a Teen Camp
8th to 10th April 2016 - Family Camp at Finlay Park, Lake Karapiro
Registration and more details will come out soon.   We aim to have these camps fully funded so its good to know who plans to attend. 

Take a Break Event

‘Take a Break’ Weds 11th November, 10 - 11am, $10.  There are no ‘diabetes holidays,’ for thousands of people, young & old alike, there are no days off for ‘good’ behaviour.  To raise awareness, & show support for those with both types of diabetes, we are holding a morning tea at Café 10th Ave, (46, 10th Ave), Tauranga. We encourage you to join us, or organise your own morning tea or other non-food related activity e.g. walk round the Mount. All donations will be used to support our work; a donation form can be found on page seven. Please note, our ‘Take a Break’ morning tea is by reservation only. To reserve your place ring us on 07 571 3422.

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