Youth centre gets rebrand


Queenstown’s long-established youth centre is changing its name. 

X-it Youth Centre, in Stanley Street, is being rebranded The Youth Booth. 

The rebrand follows the merger of Queenstown’s two youth trusts in April. 

The trust running X-it Youth Workers, which had operated the centre since it opened in 2002, and the Summit Youth Workers trust merged into the Wakatipu Youth Trust. 

The new trust’s four youth workers surveyed local youngsters on a new name for the centre, as well as ideas for programmes and events. 

An initial list of potential names was whittled down to 10, which year 7 to 13 students voted on – The Youth Booth was a unanimous choice. 

“With a new name, we need a new look,” youth worker Fi Sawers says. 

“We have teamed up with Fluid Visual Communications, who will be working with some of the freshest, sharpest minds in the area – local design students from Wakatipu High – to put together a new logo for the centre and staff.” 

The first of five design sessions took place yesterday. 

The Youth Booth opens each week-day from 3-5.30pm. 

Staff also work on projects including cheffing, skating, boxing, climbing and DARE programmes, plus the Battle of the Musos and a host of lunchtime activities at both primary and high schools.