GRIND began in early 2000, when City of Darwin decided to fund a youth publication. Starting as a simple A3 newsletter, GRIND has changed over the years into the awesome website you’re on now!
GRINDonline is a positive website that is genuinely run “for young people by young people”, developing content produced by young people. Its aim is to promote the positive contribution youth make in the community, in an aim to combat the negative stereotypes often portrayed in the mainstream media. All decisions relating to the running and production of the website are made by the GRIND team.
As well as running GRINDonline, GRIND presents and coordinates diverse activities like large scale music gigs, skills workshops and youth community consultations. We have enjoyed great support from many local and interstate journalists and artists, many of whom have donated their time and expertise with the team, including such figures as:
Wil Anderson (Triple J & The Glass House)
Jeff Raglus (former MAMBO artist),
Brian Crump (ABC journalists)
Chris Carter (former GRIND and now NT NEWS Journalist)
Sally Bothroyd (freelance and former Darwin Sun)
George Negus (ABC’s George Negus Tonight & former 60 Minutes)
and Linda Jaivin (Critical Mass & Weekend Australian)
Last year, GRINDonline also won the Best Youth Initiative category at the 2010 Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards, and was a finalist in the Best Access Initiative Category.
Welcome from the Editors
Welcome to another round of Grind! We have a whole new team, full of experts about music, crass, video and pretty much anything that can be thought of. Now we have a whole new nest of ideas to spice up your favourite youth website.
And onto the website… we have new articles in all the time about events that matter to you written by your peers. Check out the Boredom Busters article if you need something to do while waiting for the next youth event, or if you are in need of film critiquing, check out our movies page. Just browse the website to find heaps of interesting stuff!
From the best editor in the universe… arguably.
- GRIND meets every second Thursday of the month (except December & January) from 4:30pm to 6pm
- Meetings are at City of Darwin- Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue DARWIN CITY
- Any young person between 12 and 20 years old is welcome
- For more info contact City of Darwin’s Youth Services Team on 8930 0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org