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Happy Bay News Media Team

Our media programme sees a team of young creatives working on stories of people in the community, publishing words, photos and film through our e news, printed publication and 'Happy Waves" podcast.
Same time, learning new skills, meeting new people, making friends while uplifting our community through a youth voice and perspective. 
Awesome stuff !

Find out more or to join the team head to Happy Bay News.

School Holiday workshops

Recently, we held a film making workshop where we captured Hastings "Best Bits" around the city and created a movie.
We also ran an Autumn workshop in Cornwall park with the local Homeschool community.

Sign up for our e news so you know when our next workshops are coming up.

Capture the Moment with IHC NZ

We love the relationship we have with IHCNZ and have recently travelled to three cities to promote Capture the Moment, IHC's photography competition and exhibition, held during FotoFest.
As well we work with our local team and also nationally online every Wednesday with Happy Snappers, and IHC Media, come join us !

Some of our Ben's images below from our Happy Snappers online workshop with IHC Media.

Regenerate Age Friendly/ Youth exhibition 

We teamed up with Age Friendly NZ to create a really special exhibition. It showed the bond between young people and older adults in our community, especially after the recent lockdowns. The photos were printed on soft fabric, so you could walk through and see them in a unique way. It was a heartwarming experience that you won't forget.

FOTOFEST photography festival 

Fotofest is our annual festival celebrating our community and photography together. Exhibitions, workshops and so much more, bringing photography to the city and streets to be enjoyed in different ways. So many ways to get involved from workshops, to a walking map to our youth and community competitions, held over ten days, late September.
Find out more here

Online Workshop

We recently ran an online 5 day youth workshop around our environment and how photography can assist in our own well-being. Check out some of the images from those who took part.