The third Te Tai Tokerau Blue Light "Ko Wai Au" camp has been touted "better than great" by participating Far North youth.

Sixteen boys aged 11 to 12 from Kaikohe, Kawakawa, Moerewa, Waitangi, Kerikeri and Kaeo took part in the police leadership camp held at Lonsdale Park, Matauri Bay from May 9 to 11.

Police received feedback from one parent whose boy described the camp as "hard, fun and the best time of his life". "He won't shut up about it."

Blue Light is a registered charity and community policing youth programme that has run activities for young people throughout