Auckland Gathering In Review

On January 19th Tenani (Nanisnap) organised Auckland’s first gathering since 2010! The gathering was focused around community-bonding, with the day’s schedule left clear for optimal interaction. It was held at the ASB Cube Theatre, with about 50-60 people attending the event, both creators and viewers.

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On the day we had a few YouTube goodies to giveaway to lucky YouTubers, including T-shirts, jackets and notepads! If you got one of these snazzy items it’d be great to see some pictures of you with  your YouTube gear [Tweet us]! 

Also, the lovely Janne (InsanelyJanne) made some brilliant New Zealand YouTube-themed cookies, which were quickly Instagrammed and devoured by the delighted YouTubers. Thanks for making those Janne, they were such a fun treat! Be sure to check out Janne’s channel, she’s just begun her YouTube adventure so let’s show her some support!

We had another surprise too! TV3 News turned up to cover the event. Some YouTubers were interviewed about their experience on Youtube and then the camera roamed the crowds to get some shots of the gathering. Both Britney (britneyofLAH) and Katie (ThatKatieProject) made the cut and were aired on TV3 News that night, intercut with images from JacksGap’s Rickshaw Run Series and a NZ-based web series. Although the story completely missed the point of the gathering, and instead focused on the typical ‘making money on YouTube’ story, it got a lot of people excited – There was even a group of New Zealand YouTubers huddled in a hotel room eagerly awaiting the news report. You can watch the story here, just ignore the misleading title.

NZYT Gathering

Then, thanks to the nifty balcony, we took a great group shot of the attendees – Look at all those excited New Zealand YouTubers! You can clearly see in this image that this gathering was double the size of last year’s Wellington Meet Up. It’s great to see more people getting involved in the YouTube scene, both as creators and viewers.

Now that the gathering is over we look towards planning the next gathering and making it bigger and better. As always, it will most likely be based on the North Island in either Wellington or Auckland, and won’t be until the end of 2014 or early 2015. But if you haven’t gotten enough of meeting YouTubers, then maybe check out events held in Australia and the US!

Hope you had a great time at the NZYT Gathering!

@RyanLamont

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The #NZYTgathering Begins!

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From 11am until 4pm today, the #NZYTgathering will be taking place in ASB’s Cube Theatre. Over 80 New Zealand YouTubers are expected to descend on the ASB North Wharf to attend the New Zealand YouTube gathering. The event has been organsied by veteran YouTuber Tenani, and will be the first NZ YouTube gathering in Auckland in over 2 years!

For live updates on the gathering be sure to check the #NZYT and #NZYTgathering hashtag on Twitter, also keep an eye on @Tenani and @RyanLamont‘s Twitter feeds, who I am sure will be live-tweeting the event. Expect a review on the gathering to appear on the site in the coming days!

NZYT Prepares for 2014

January is the month of resolutions and goal setting, the month in which we all try to better ourselves. Promises of “regular videos” and “better videos” are sure to be uttered during this month’s video selection, along with some large figure subscriber milestones. Here is a selection of New Zealand YouTube goals & resolutions videos, be sure to check them out and help them towards their goals this year!

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Ryan Lamont

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Fresh New Zealand YouTube Partners!

Hi guys, Ryan Lamont (TheRyanLamont) here with a wee post about the achievements of myself and fellow New Zealand Vlogger Amber (theloyalbadger). As some of you may have heard, Amber and myself were offered YouTube Partnership by Google a few days ago, and we’ve been celebrating ever since.

It’s great to see that Google is offering dedicated New Zealand video creators the benefits of full partnership, allowing them to gain money to allow for the future improvement of their content. But of course Amber and I are not celebrating the fact that we can earn money, since we have been monetized for the last few months, it’s more the recognition from YouTube and the branding benefits that we’re really excited about.

So I’ve embedded this post with our latest videos, and hope that you’ll enjoy them. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out both Amber and I’s channel and support us by viewing, commenting, liking and subscribing to our videos. Thanks guys, the support is much appreciated!

Amber’s Channel
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Ryan Lamont

A Second Channel Is Launched!

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here and yesterday I uploaded my first vlog to my second channel, RyanLamontVideos. I’ve had this channel since December 27 2010 and left it vacant all that time, until now! If you guys caught my vlog from last week you’ll know that I found a new vlogging style that I really enjoy and got a good response from, and it is this vlogging style that I shall be using on RyanLamontVideos.

I’m hoping to stay consistent (weekly) on this channel, and I think I might be able to do it (for at least a while) due to the simple nature of the vlogs. All I have to do is have an idea, turn on my iMac, open up iMovie and then I’m away! So I hope you guys enjoy this new style of vlogging from me, and I hope you’ll enjoy the increased amount of videos from me too, haha!

Thanks for reading and watching guys!

Ryan Lamont

P.S. I hope you like the new blog theme, I thought it was time for a change. This one is a bit more colourful.