Youth  Services

Our Youth Services provide a number of programmes to young people engaged with the judicial system.  All referrals come directly from the court and Oranga Tamariki.

Programme activities

Community Contribution

  • Community beautification – D’Tag, painting
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Maara Kai / Gardens


  • Cultural visits – ie. Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Ruapekapeka
  • Pepeha
  • Rongoa
  • Basic Tikanga Maori
  • Online Learner Licences
  • Employment (work preparation)

Life Skills

  • Fishing off the rocks and wharves (how to string your line)
  • Collecting pipi, puha and watercress (without waste)
  • Diving for kaimoana (water safety basics)
  • Eeling and setting nets (making your own hinaki)

Health, fitness and outdoor recreations

  • Waka Ama and kayaking (basic instruction)
  • Basketball
  • Crosstraining
  • Aquatic Centre gym and swim
  • Boxfit and circuit training
  • Bush and designated coastal walks

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