Hurunui Local Designs Website For Hurunui Youth Programme (HYP).

Hurunui District Council 2011 School Achiever recipient William Hope, can add designing the Hurunui Youth Programme (HYP) website to his list of achievements.

The Hawarden teenager’s future goals include studying architecture at Victoria University in Wellington this year, in order to become a qualified architect so that he can help with the future rebuilding of Christchurch.

To find the right design for the HYP website a competition was held early in 2011 and after months of hard work it went live last November. The URL is – http://hyp.hurunui.govt.nz/

The competition was open to all young people in the Hurunui with entries being judged on design, functionally and ultimately creating a site which youth, parents and schools would all enjoy using.

“The three main colours of the HYP logo was my starting point” said William. “The blue, green and orange, present in the logo, were used as the essential basis for the design then I moved from there”.

Second place in the design competition went to John Marr from Hurunui College and third place to George Stephenson from Broomfield Primary School. “All three place getters had awesome ideas and designs but William’s captured the judges’ attention the most” says HYP Co-ordinator Samantha Mould.

William met with Tracy Tam from SevenZest to discuss the design and make slight adjustments to turn the design template into a workable website.

“Many people take a website for granted. They see the concept, appeal and functionality as fundamentals of design, and that any website can have the potential to be good. However, it’s not the ideas, it’s how they are manipulated through the design process that determine the overall quality of the design. Translating my design from an idea on paper to a running website was something I left to the experts!” said William.

“The website will make registering for HYP events like defensive driving courses, and leadership camps much easier for people” says Samantha. “The events page will show people exactly what is coming up and the other information available will direct young people to scholarship information, study websites and health related agency websites”.

For information on HYP social activities, education courses, surveys and links to useful resources head to http://hyp.hurunui.govt.nz/

For further information contact:

Samantha Mould
Hurunui Youth Programme Coordinator
0274 271 087
samantha.mould@hurunui.govt.nz

 

Hurunui Youth Programme (HYP) Backgrounder

• Hurunui Youth Programme was established in 2008

• First three years was funded in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth Development.

• HYP is now funded by the Hurunui District Council and grants from other bodies.

• It aims to provide 12-18 year olds in the district with a wide range of recreation, sport and cultural activities

• Youth Committees are at Amuri Area School, Cheviot Area School, Hurunui College and Amberley Primary School

• Hurunui Youth Council (HYC) was established in 2011

• The HYC contributes to the Hurunui District Council decision-making by providing a youth perspective