Alcohol-free fun for teens

Last updated 14:21 12/11/2012

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Kapiti young people need more positive alcohol-free events, says Paraparaumu-raised DJ Cristian Fifield.

He has organised a rave on November 23 for 13 to 17-year-olds at Paraparaumu Memorial Hall.

Following on the violent deaths of two young Kapiti men this year, Izak Millanta and Sean Strongman-Lintern, the rave will be something for young people to look forward to, he said.

"We want the youth to have a night where they can have fun, let their hair down and not have to worry about the alcohol, drugs and smoke."

Gibson Security will supply the venue and staff so the teens can feel safe and all guests must have a parent pick them up at midnight, Fifield said.

"The whole thing is supervised. There'll be four nominated security and the rest of [the staff] are floor managers. They'll be in the background pretty much."

Fifield will perform as DJ Costache, playing a range of R'nB, hip-hop, dubstep, trance and top 40 music.

Since leaving Paraparaumu, he has played big venues in the upper North Island, he said.

Along with music, he is also passionate about youth and has worked with YMCA youth in Whanganui.

Hell Rave Yard, November 23, 8.30pm-midnight, Paraparaumu Memorial Hall. Tickets $10 from Paraparaumu College, Kapiti College and Hell Pizza Kapiti.

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