About Us

We are an interconnected organisation that does big things because we collaborate with our members and support their work throughout the country.


Ara Taiohi is the peak body for youth development in Aotearoa. We are a national membership based organisation with over 1600 personal and organisational members representing a diverse range of groups and practitioners that work with young people.


We are a small but diverse team, all passionate about creating an Aotearoa where all young people thrive.

Our kaupapa is working with young people in the context of their whakapapa and connections.


Collaboration is in our DNA. We work with organisations across the youth sector ecosystem to ensure the best outcomes for young people and the people who support them.

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