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About Us

Our Members

The strength of Ara Taiohi comes from our members. Our collective skills, knowledge and passion help shape an Aotearoa where young people are valued, included and will thrive.

298 Youth Health Centre

298 offers free medical care & counselling services 10-24 year olds. Our vision is to create an enabling environment where healthy development can occur for young people by providing health services in conjunction with other like minded services, to jointly provide a holistic facility to meet all round needs of young people .

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Action Education

Action Education uses action and creative based methods to ignite the engagement of young people at all stages of their development.

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Adolescent Health Research Group

The Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG) includes researchers at the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, Otago & beyond. The AHRG’s mission is to provide accurate, up-to-date information that contributes to improved wellbeing for young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Adventureworks

Outdoor education provider supporting used in the outdoors through school and community funded programs.

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Alamandria

Alamandria is a social initiative through which meditation, artistic process and aesthetic experiences are used as a means to relieve the stresses and challenges of daily life and to awaken personal insight. We offer experiential courses and retreats that provide a unique approach to self-mastery, mindfulness and meditation.

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Anamata CAFE

Anamata is a Youth One Stop Shop providing an accessible health service at a low to no cost to young people and their whanau in the Taupō District.

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Anglican Church of Aotearoa

Found in different locations across Aotearoa, New Zealand Youth Groups and a range of programs for Intermediates – College aged young people, including support of young adults/school leavers.

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Anglican Youth Ministries

Anglican Youth Ministries facilitate youth ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Auckland. We offer parishes in the Diocese of Auckland combined youth group events – both social and spiritual – as well as diocesan-wide discipleship and evangelistic camps. We also provide communications networks to promote events, resources, to share news and photos of events.

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Auckland Council

The Auckland Council began operating on 1 November 2010, combining the functions of the existing regional council and the region’s seven previous city and district councils into one “super council”.

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Auckland Sexual Health

Auckland Sexual Health Service aims to provide sexual health care that is client focused, culturally appropriate and of an excellent standard. It is a specialist service offering free and confidential sexual health care.

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Barnardos

Barnardos is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity, doing more for Kiwi kids. For more than 60 years, we have been helping children, families and whānau in need. Today, Barnardos continues to support, protect and educate thousands of New Zealand children.

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Bays Youth Community Trust

Bays Youth Community Trust values young people, and provides programmes, mentoring and services that focus on positive early intervention and support for 11-18 year old youth and their families.

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BGI

BGI is a youth development organization based in Wellington city. BGI offers a range of youth programmes including mentoring, youth groups, youth leadership and family support.

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Billy Graham Youth Foundation

Champion Young People, Contributing To Their Communities.

There are six Billy Graham Youth Foundation (BGYF) Boxing Academies across Aotearoa, all operating under the same vision and model of the Naenae Boxing Academy.

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Blue Light

Blue Light is a registered charity that works in partnership with the police to deliver an extensive range of youth programmes and activities.

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Buller REAP

Buller REAP is an educationally focused social services organisation. Our goal is to support children, young adults, adults and older people to have positive lives by providing skills, advice, knowledge, programmes and activities that enhance well-being.

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Campus Connections

Campus Connections Aotearoa is a therapeutic youth mentoring programme run at the University of Auckland, connecting youth from the alternative education sector and students.

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CanTeen

CanTeen supports young people aged 13-24 living with cancer. This includes patients, siblings and bereaved siblings. CanTeen aims to support, develop and empower young people and uses the power of peer to peer support to ensure no young person goes through cancer alone.

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Canterbury Youth Workers Collective

The Canterbury Youth Workers Collective works collaboratively to strengthen the Youth Development Sector to meet the needs of young people.

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Careerforce

Careerforce is the industry training organisation for the health, aged care, disability, social services and cleaning services sectors.

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CCS Disability Action Northern Region

CCS Disability Action is nationwide organisation that provides support and advocacy for people with a disability.

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Cerebral Palsy Society

The Cerebral Palsy Society has developed the Youth Alliance (CPYA) which aims to promote the youth voice within the wider CP and disability sector. The CPYA runs from 14 to 35 year olds and provides the opportunity for young members to sit on a governance board which promotes independence, leadership, and self-empowerment. Our mission is to provide opportunities for youth with Cerebral Palsy while having fun. The Youth Alliance template is currently being rolled out across New Zealand.

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Challenge 2000

Challenge 2000 is a professional, innovative, responsive, dynamic and passionate Youth Development, Community and Family Social Work Agency. Challenge 2000 works mainly throughout the Wellington region, providing a wide range of services and programmes to children, young people, families and community groups

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Christchurch Youth Council

The Christchurch Youth Council (Rūnaka Taiohi o Ōtautahi) is dedicated to advocating for a strong youth voice in Christchurch. The Council aims to provide young people with the avenue to have their say and to create a community where the youth voice is as valued as all others in the community.

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Circability

Circability is  an award-winning Circus Arts organisation, improving lives through ‘inclusion in action’ reaching 5,000 people a year. We deliver circus arts classes, community events and workshops for all ages and abilities across Auckland & Northland with inclusion programmes for people with disabilities – using circus as a tool for social change. 

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Clutha District Youth Council

The Youth Council is a standing committee of the Clutha District Council, which enables its views to be regularly heard at the full Council table.

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Comet

We address the areas of greatest educational needs from early childhood to life-long learning in your community. We identify significant hurdles and work with the education sector and others to change the system to create more equitable learning pathways for all. We currently lead six main initiatives. We are an Auckland Council-controlled organisation and a not-for-profit.

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Community Colleges NZ

Community Colleges NZ is a charitable training establishment with five colleges South Island-wide, providing practical, job-focused foundation training to people 16+ years of age. It supports students to gain the skills, qualifications and confidence to pursue further training or a career.

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Community Networking Trust

Gore and Districts Community Youth Worker Trust’s services will be delivered as a service arm of the Community Networking Trust. Community Networking Trust provides one on one and group programmes to children and young people who need support and advice.

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Connected Media

Connected Media is a New Zealand based charitable trust founded in 1993. Our mission is to promote sustainability through media.

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Cromwell Youth Trust

Cromwell Youth Trust’s promise is to provide a safe and supportive environment where young people have the opportunities to express themselves openly, without judgement; to be treated as equals, without segregation; to have the opportunity to participate, without concern of financial pressure; to be heard, without being silenced and to be guided by dedicated youth workers.

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Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is the national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.

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Directions Youth Health Centre

Directions Youth Health Centre is Hawke’s Bay’s youth one stop shop for health and social support. It provides a confidential and free healthcare service specifically focused on youth aged between 10 – 24 years.

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Do Good Feel Good

Do Good Feel Good are a movement of young people aged 17-24-years-old in South Auckland who are creating positive change in their communities. We do this through a social network called a “SKWAD” (Serving Kindness with Acts and Deeds).

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Eastern Southern Youth Trust

Eastern Southern Youth Trust supports and enables youth workers to work with young people and their whānau in the Eastern and Southern Suburbs of Wellington.

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Ember – Korowai Takitini

Ember – Korowai Takitini believes in providing innovative, person-centred solutions for people experiencing mental distress, people with addiction issues and people with intellectual disabilities.

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EmployNZ

EmployNZ was established in 2000 with the goal of providing high quality training services to the Bay of Plenty Region. Since then we have grown to be a multifaceted organisation with our Education and Social Services divisions catering to the different needs of the community. 

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Empower

Empower Youth Trust is a peer-to-peer mentoring organisation and support initiative for refugee background youth who need career guidance and direction.

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Everybody is a Treasure

Developing Self Compassionate Women at the intersection of Creativity + Mental Wellness + Community Activism.

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EVOLVE

EVOLVE is a Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) delivering health and social support services to young people aged 10 to 24 years old in the Wellington region. We provide integrated youth friendly care and support; in the form of a wraparound service delivered from one site. EVOLVE’s mission is “Empowering young people to unleash their potential”.

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Family Planning

Family Planning works to promote a positive view of sexuality to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

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Far North REAP

Far North REAP is a local, community-based non-profit organisation which provides flexible formal and non-formal learning opportunities in the Far North.

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FONUA OLA Network Provider

Fonua Ola is a Social Service For Pacific By Pacific. Fonua Ola’s services are free for the community to access funded through partnerships with the Ministry of Children, Ministry of Social Development.

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GirlBoss

GirlBoss empowers confident, resilient, future-ready, young women to lead and change the world. GirlBoss New Zealand was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

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GirlGuiding

GirlGuiding is New Zealand’s largest girl-only organisation, offering girls and young women opportunities to enjoy a wide range of activities and outdoor adventures so they reach their potential and can make a difference in the world.

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Gore District Council

The Gore District Youth Council is in its 11th year and going from strength to strength. The Youth Council ensures that young people in Gore and the surrounding district has a voice in its community. 

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Graeme Dingle Foundation

Graeme Dingle Foundation inspires all school age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem, promote good values and which teach valuable life, education and health skills.

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Grey District Youth Trust

GYDT works with young people in the Grey District to make it a cooler place to be.

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Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council works to offer the best – economically, environmentally, socially and culturally – to everyone who lives here.

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Hillary Outdoors

It is the philosophy of Hillary Outdoors that all rangatahi (youth), regardless of their finances or ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives by learning through adventure.

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Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council’s vision is that young people in the Horowhenua live in a supportive environment which provides opportunities for development and celebrates success.

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HPA

HPA is an evidence-based health promotion organisation, influencing all sectors that contribute to health and wellbeing.

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Hutt City Clubhouse

Clubhouses are creative technology spaces for people aged 10-18 and are totally free to use! The Clubhouse mission is to provide a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.

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Ignite Sport

Ignite Sport’s unique delivery style and message encourages all young people to consider their character, values, balance and heart. Ignite Sport engages and mentors a wide range of young people in youth and leadership development initiatives reinforcing important life skills, building resilience and positive decision making.

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InsideOUT

InsideOUT is a national organisation which works to make Aotearoa a safer place for all young people of minority sexualities, genders and sex characteristics to live and be in. InsideOut provides projects, resources and training to support young people, schools and organisations to create safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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Inspiring Stories

Inspiring Stories is a charitable trust operating nationwide with the vision to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world.

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JustSpeak

JustSpeak is a movement of young people who are speaking up and speaking out on criminal justice for a thriving Aotearoa. We develop youth-led tools, resources, spaces and support to facilitate a public conversation on criminal justice informed by evidence and lived experience.

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Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust

KCFT’s mission is to develop better connected and more sustainable communities across Kaipatiki, taking action at both a hyper-local, regional and national level. Our programmes cover a range of themes including: place-based work, health and well-being, inequality and support for young people.

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Kaipatiki Youth Development Trust

KYDT (formerly Te Roopu O Wai Ora) is a community-based social service provider working alongside ‘at-risk’ young people and their whānau.

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Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council enables democratic local decision making to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the Kāpiti Coast.

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Karori Youth Centre

The Karori Youth Centre is a space for young people aged 11–18 to drop in after school, to have fun, find belonging and develop their leadership and life skills. We offer a spread of activities including table tennis, art, board games and more. We are committed to seeing young people thrive.

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Key Assets

Key Assets is a not-for-profit NGO providing specialised foster care services for children and young people throughout New Zealand.

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KYS

Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) is a free confidential health and support service for anyone between the ages of 10 and 24 living in Kāpiti.

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Le Va

Le Va, igniting communities,creating change! Our purpose is to support Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential and have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.

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Life to the Max Horowhenua

Life to the Max Horowhenua offers a free wrap-around service for young people aged from 10-19 years and their families. It offers innovative programmes and services to reduce the harm and risk associated with young peoples’ alcohol and drug use, offending and other at risk behaviours.

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Lifewise

Lifewise are an Auckland-based community social development organisation, who develop new ways to solve challenging social issues and work with families, older people, people with disabilities, and people at risk of homelessness to turn people’s lives around.

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LIFT Social Enterprise

LIFT Social Enterprise is based in the Hawke’s Bay, and has the vision of 100% youth employment for our region. We support young people (16-24 years) into sustainable and fulfilling employment and self-employment. By developing pathways around the individuals goals and aspirations. 

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Mana O Te Tangata

Mana o Te Tangata is a Mental Health and Addiction service based in the Manawatū region.

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Marlborough Youth Trust

Marlborough Youth Trust provides services to communities, groups and individuals that enables, supports and encourages the development and well-being of the young people of Marlborough.

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Massey Community Trust

Massey Community Trust is a not for profit organisation affiliated with Massey Community Church. The Trust offers recovery programmes, group work and connection opportunities which empower individuals and families to overcome obstacles & live life to the full.

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Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing. The Mental Health Foundation work to influence individuals, whānau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and reach their full potential.

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Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Neighbourhood Support is a national network that builds safe, resilient and connected communities by encouraging households to support one another in their neighbourhoods.

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Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective

The Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective is a not for profit agency that supports the people and agencies working with young people in the Nelson Tasman region.

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Ngā Taiohi O Te Mātauranga Whangarei

Ngā Taiohi O Te Mātauranga offers education programmes for taiohi aged between 13-16 who are not attending High School. We provide quality learning opportunities where our taiohi feel safe, nurtured and accepted. We believe learning through experience develops resilient critical thinkers who thrive. 

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Number 10 YOSS

Number 10 offer a range of specialty youth services as a one stop shop for young people aged between 10-24 years and their whānau/families.

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NZ Baha’i Community

In neighbourhoods across New Zealand, Baha’i’s are striving to bring the vision of the oneness of humanity into reality. All individuals, of whatever race, gender, religion or social status, are invited to contribute to this effort.

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NZ Police Mt Roskill Community Approach

Community Approach identifies seriously, ‘at risk’ young people early, before they enter the formal justice system and provides support and mentoring for young people and families in crisis.

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NZ Youth Mentoring Network

The New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network is a charitable trust that works alongside those that work with young people. NZYMN aim to provide advice, support, access to best practice resources and training in Mentoring.

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Odyssey

Odyssey House is one of New Zealand’s most well respected and experienced providers of addiction treatment services. Through its Amplify and Stand-Up programmes, it works in close partnership with participating schools to provide easy access support for young people whose lives are influenced by alcohol and other drugs.

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Office of Film & Literature Classification

The Office of Film & Literature Classification is the Government body responsible for classifying publications that may need to be restricted or banned in New Zealand.

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OMGTech!

OMGTech! are a charity that teaches kids to innovate with technology including learning workshops for kids and educators; youth mentorship programmes for under-represented communities; technology programmes for Māori communities; volunteering with communities; enviro-tech education camp raglan; and indigenous game development programmes.

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OneChance NZ

OneChance New Zealand is an initiative that facilitates leadership programmes designed solely for youth development and empowerment.

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Otangarei Trust

Tē tōia, tē haumatia, Nothing can be achieved without a plan, workforce and way of doing things. We are committed to a Kainga Whānau Ora approach that provides a revitalised model of health and social approach to wellness by empowering and putting whānau in principle and practice as a contributing factor in the relationship for wellness. 

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Outward Bound

Outward Bound is New Zealand’s leading organisation for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure.

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Outwest Youth

Outwest Youth is a youth work provider based in Helensville, north-west of Auckland. Outwest focuses on providing our local rangatahi (young people) with learning opportunities and life skills that aim to give them the best start to the journey they have ahead of them.

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Pact

Pact supports people to lead fulfilling lives in the community. Pact offers residential support and mental health services for people with intellectual disabilities throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Palmerston North School of Design

The Design School is a private school that teaches foundation design encompassing the basic design principles, core thinking and visual skills required to be successful in the design industry.

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PHAB

INTEGRATION, INCLUSION, AND OPPORTUNITY

PHAB is an inclusive organisation that “walks the talk” promoting self reliance that enhances the social opportunities for people with disabilities, and supporting our members towards designing meaningful lives for themselves.

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Porirua City Council

Porirua City Council provides information and services for residents, visitors and businesses in Porirua City, located 25 kilometres north of Wellington City, New Zealand.

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Praxis

Praxis is a network of Christian practitioners in youth and community work. It exists to support people who contribute to the development of young people in their communities. It is registered with the NZ Qualifications Authority as a Private Training Establishment and operates in partnerships with churches, mission organisations and community groups at local, national and international levels.

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Puna Rangatahi

Young people have the time and talent to make a difference in the world. With a little guidance and freedom to make choices, youth can respond to need with volunteerism, advocacy, voice, and resources.

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PYM (Presbyterian Youth Ministry)

The Presbyterian Youth Ministry serves youth workers in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

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Q Youth

Q-Youth is a Nelson based organisation that provides support, information, advocacy and education for queer* young people, their friends and families.  We offer services in the Nelson/Tasman region. Our groups and events are open to all young people up to the age of 24 as we are a queer/straight alliance. 

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RainbowYOUTH

RainbowYOUTH (est.1989) is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping young queer and gender diverse people up to the ages of 28, as well as their wider communities to ensure that Aotearoa is a place where all young people can thrive.

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Rangitīkei District Council

Rangitīkei District Council’s youth policy is simple: to create a family-friendly District which is a great place to raise a family, where children and young people are valued for their contribution to the community. The Council supports two Youth Zones with youth development coordinators to liaise between young people and local agencies.

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Real

Real (Youth brand of Pathways) believes mental wellness and wellbeing are possible for every young person. They support young people to build life skills, resilience and strong connections with their family and whānau, friends and communities.

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Reconnect Family Services

Reconnect Family Services offers a range of one-on-one and family support programmes for young people in the care and protection or youth justice systems. This includes mentoring and therapeutic residential programmes. Reconnect aims to reconnect families and reduce offending behaviour.

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Rotary Club of Wellington

The Rotary Club of Wellington is a vibrant, progressive and sustainable service club that leads positive social change in Wellington and beyond, and offers members diverse avenues for fulfilling contribution. The Youth Committee of the Club has responsibility for, and oversight of, on behalf of the Club, the Club’s participation in the 10 programs designed for young people.

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Rotorua Youth Centre

Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust is a charitable organisation that was established in 1993 and a dedicated Youth One Stop Shop with the purpose of “Enabling youth to reach their full potential by helping them to be happy, healthy, safe, and moving towards a great future”.

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Rubicon

Rubicon works with youth and alcohol and drug issues in the Northland area. Rubicon’s services include weekly self referral school clinics available to all young people requiring counselling and support with drug and alcohol issues.

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SCOUTS New Zealand

SCOUTS New Zealand empowers youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference.

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Search The Way

Search The Way (STW) is a provider of programmes and resources, that often utilise positive interactions with the outdoor environment, to encourage personal development of participants based in the West Coast and Upper South Island regions of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Seed Waikato

Seed Waikato is a movement that brings millennials together to improve their wellbeing. Led by millennials, we run inspiring events, workshops and digital education that empower you to dream big and take action.

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Shakti Youth

Led by ethnic women for ethnic women, Shakti is dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights of both women and children and advocating social change. A non-profit organisation serving migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Shakti; meaning strength; works to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women of colour.

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Skylight

Skylight offers a wide range of services to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief – whatever the cause, and whatever their age. It also equips, trains and supports those wanting to assist them, such as friends or family members, community volunteers and professionals.

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South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services

 Our vision is to be the best Pacific Provider of Quality Services for the Pacific Peoples in the South Waikato. We are a member of Aere Tai, based in Tokoroa, South Waikato. We deliver a range of community health, social and Whanau Ora services to the people of Tokoroa. 

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Sowers Trust

Sowers Trust works with young people and families in Howick Ward (Pakuranga to Flatbush), Beachlands, Maraetai and parts of Otara.

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Spirit of Adventure Trust

Spirit of Adventure Trust is an organisation dedicated to the development of youth. Tall ships such as the Spirit of New Zealand provide a great environment to challenge students, develop confidence and learn important life skills.

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Sport Tasman

We are a charitable trust that creates community well being through the tools of play, active recreation and sport. Rangatahi is a key focus for us.

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Springboard

By providing proven wrap around support programmes, Springboard creates opportunities for young people to achieve positive outcomes and pathways to success. They focus on personal wellbeing by creating a place of belonging and celebrating one-to-one connections, whilst also engaging family and the wider community.

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St John of God Waipuna

St John of God Waipuna is a specialist youth agency in Christchurch which manages an innovative range of programmes providing young people, their families/whānau and the community with support and opportunities for development.

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St John Youth

St John Youth has over 6,000 members through two unique but distinctive programmes. The penguin programme is for young people aged 6-8 years and the cadet programme for young people aged 8-18 years. St John Youth focus on first aid, health care, leadership, communication and of course fun! All in a safe environment that encourages discovery and growth.

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Start Youth/IUVENTUS

Iuventus assists young people aged 16 or 17 years old who are not in education, training or work.

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Sticks ‘n Stones

Sticks ‘n Stones is a youth led anti bullying charity committed to empowering young people to take positive action online and off, to understand the impact of their words and actions and stop (cyber)bullying.

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Stopping Violence Dunedin

Stopping Violence Dunedin provide counselling services for people affected by violence. our youth team provide programmes in schools to help young people deal with issues around friendship, bullying and family harm. We run creatively driven youth development projects to help strengthen community and reduce isolation. 

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Takiwā

Takiwā is a powerful analytics platform that shifts policy to where it belongs…taking better care of people, planet and the places we live.

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Tararua Community Youth Services

Tararua Community Youth Services (TCYS) has served the young people of this district since August 1998 through a diverse range of creative initiatives (including the development of three Youth Centres) to meet the need of a vast rural district.

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Tauranga Youth Development Team

TYDT is a network of agencies and young people aged 11-24 working in partnership to strengthen the youth sector by: enhancing communication, coordination and cooperation to enable engagement for all young people in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.

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Te Hā o Mātauranga

Te Hā o Mātauranga, Learning in Kaikōura is all about creating, promoting and encouraging learning opportunities in Kaikōura.

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Te Karanga Charitable Trust

Te Karanga Charitable Trust facilitate strength-based youth programs in a range of mediums such as discussion groups; vocational education and one on one mentoring. We also facilitate entrepreneurial, creative, technical, digital, music and arts programs. We have a ‘youth for youth’ focus, promoting young leaders and youth led initiatives since 2006.

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Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri

Provides a range of services for whānau in its area with a particular focus on tamariki, rangatahi in decile one and two schools, whānau residents in the lower socio-economic suburbs in Napier and surrounding districts and most of all pakeke and kaumātua.

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Te Ora Hou

Te Ora Hou Aotearoa is a network of faith-based Māori youth and community development organisations. Te Ora Hou have centres around the country and do what they can to support young people and their families in partnership with whānau, neighbourhoods and other organisations.

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Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga

The mission of Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is to Mauri ora ki te mana Māori o Heretaunga: To uplift the well-being of Heretaunga Māori.

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Thames Youth Centre

The Thames Youth Centre has been in operation for 20+ years. It is a stand alone Youth Centre for young people aged 12-24. TYC provides an independent social, arts and recreational space for young people.

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The Collaborative

The Collaborative Trust is committed to assisting the healthy development of young people through training the people who work with young people; undertaking and disseminating research and evaluation so that training and services can be based on evidence and informing and influencing policy and practice.

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The Dingwall Trust

Dingwall Trust provides a range of services including residential care and transition from care to independence that supports children and young people in need of support. At the heart of all our programmes is the belief that children and young people deserve safe, nurturing and respectful care in order to achieve their highest potential.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

The Award is a global non-formal education framework, with more than 60 years of experience challenging young people to dream big and discover their potential. Open to anyone between the ages of 14-24 regardless of gender, background or ability, young people design their own Award programmes, set their own goals and record their own progress.

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The Light Project

The Light Project is a charitable trust founded in 2017 by a small team of sexual and public health experts. The project is a pilot project that aims to help youth, their whānau, schools and wider communities to positively navigate the new porn landscape in Aotearoa.

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The Peace Foundation

The Peace Foundation offers innovative and quality programmes, services and resources that are used in many schools, homes and communities – both in New Zealand and overseas.

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The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust New Zealand’s mission is to activate young New Zealanders as the designers, authors, dreamers, and creators of a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international movement and an evangelical branch of the Christian Church, which expresses its ministry through a balance of spiritual and social programmes.It fights poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

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Thrive

Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust is a community organisation working to improve the lives of young people, parents and families by providing information, support and assistance across the parenting and pregnancy pathway. We offer a range of innovative one on one wrap around support along with various programmes.

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TKKM o Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu

Ko te amorangi ki mua, Ko te hāpai ō ki muri, Te tturutanga mahi pono, o te Māori mana motuhake!

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Toimata Foundation

Toimata Foundation is a charitable trust focused on creative sustainability.  Our programmes are collaborative, empowering and action-focused.   With our founding partner Te Mauri Tau and over 100 other partners we run two nationwide programmes: Te Aho TÅ« Roa and Enviroschools.

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TOMM

TOMM is the Outcomes Measurement Model that puts the client at the centre and keeps them there. It takes a fully holistic approach to care and support. It assists practitioners to create positive outcomes providing the greatest opportunity for each young person to reach their potential.

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UN Youth NZ

UN Youth New Zealand is a non-profit organisation that provides civics education outside the traditional classroom context. Through fun workshops, conferences, Model UN, and outreach events, they engage high school and tertiary students in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community.

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UNICEF NZ

UNICEF New Zealand works with the New Zealand Government to make life better for children. We constantly push to improve policies affecting children, so that all New Zealand children can enjoy a brighter future.

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Unitec Institute of Technology

Unitec is New Zealand’s largest institute of technology, with more than 20,000 students studying over 150 work-oriented programmes. Unitec offer leading employment-focused education, including the Bachelor of Health and Social Development with a major in Youth Development.

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Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust

UHCYT aims to connect and journey with young people to create healthy spaces and experiences that will enable these key successes for their futures.

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Upside

At Upside we support Aotearoa’s young people to feel a little brighter and a little more loved than they did yesterday. Through connection and responsive mentoring relationships with young people, their whānau and volunteer mentors, lives can be changed.

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Upwards Ltd

Based on tikanga Māori and designed for the challenges facing young people in New Zealand, Upwards aims to teach the crucial life skills needed to be a functioning adult, and move upwards in life.

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Vector Group Charitable Trust

From fun creative events to youth mentoring, peer to peer counseling, and a youth led hub, Vector is a community led team with a passion to see Te Puke Youth, Family, Business and Non-profits working and having fun together.

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VIBE

Vibe provides free confidential health & support services for people 10 to 24 in the Hutt Valley.

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VisionWest Community Trust

VisionWest exists to end homelessness, reduce poverty, support the elderly, and ensure young people have hope for the future.

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VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai

VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is an independent connection and advocacy service for care experienced children and young people in New Zealand. VOYCE believe children and young people in care need to be heard and their voices kept at the centre of all the decisions made about them.

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Wakatipu Youth Trust

Wakatipu Youth Trust is a not for profit organisation that works alongside young people aged 10-24 to achieve positive outcomes through both support and advocacy.

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Wayne Francis Charitable Trust

The Wayne Francis Charitable Trust is a philanthropic family organisation committed to making a positive, and lasting contribution to the community.

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Wellington City Council

Wellington is New Zealand’s centre of government and the world’s southernmost capital city. It is also the country’s cultural capital, third most populous urban area in New Zealand and home to many museums, theatres and arts festivals.

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Wellington City Mission – Mission for Youth

Mission for Youth is a comprehensive Alternative Education programme for youth who have disengaged or been excluded from mainstream schools, providing a place of belonging, life-skills, and new opportunities.

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Wellington Regional Youth Worker Trust

The Wellington Regional Youth Worker Trust is mandated by the local youth workers network and resourced by the Department of Internal Affairs. It encourages the development of training opportunities for youth workers, towards increasing the quality of youth work practices.

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WelTec

The Wellington Institute of Technology is a tertiary institution training around 8,000 students every year.

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WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust

WACT provides a high level of community development services with the purpose of growing the skills, knowledge and potential of those they serve in the wider Bay of Plenty region.

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Wesley Community Action

Wesley Community Action works to bring out the best in people and supports just and caring communities throughout the Wellington region (including Ōtaki, Kāpiti, Porirua, Hutt Valley & Wellington) and work with people of all ages and stages of life.

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Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust

Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust was born in 1990 out of a recognized need to offer help and support to individuals and to our families. It is a pan-tribal social service, serving Iwi from Nukuhou to Whangaparāoa in the East. Whakaatu Whanaunga have now been providing health and social services in the Ōptiki District for over two decades.

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Whanake Youth

Whanake means to rise up to the sky, to move onwards, to spring up, develop and to grow. We believe that this name resonates with our mission. We are based on Stoke, Nelson. Our mission is to empower rangatahi to participate and lead their journey from adolescence to adulthood. We work alongside 12-25 year olds.

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Whanganui District Council Youth Committee

Whanganui’s Youth Committee represents Rangatahi 12-24 in the region, gathers their voice, and promotes opportunities for them. They use this to contribute to council decision-making & also network and collaborate with local youth organisations. 

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Whangārei Youth Space

Whangārei Youth Space has been set up to give young people aged 12-24 years old somewhere to go, something to do, someone to talk to and access to support and health services. It’s a place where they can socialise in a safe, positive way, take part in fun activities, and learn new skills. They give young people the space to develop the tools they need for life, work and a healthy future.

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Wintec

Based in the Waikato, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to 13,000 students. We offer an extensive range of programmes from certificate to post-graduate degree level.

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Workforce Development

Workforce Development is a private training company, which has been serving New Zealand communities, businesses and government departments for over 20 years.

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Yes Disability Resource Centre

YES Disability Resource Centre (YES) is the hub of information and resources for people with a disability living in North and West Auckland. Yes has a strong focus on supporting young people with disabilities to lead a thriving life by supporting with relevant information, development programmes and a Youth Engagement Group which advises on service and development needs and co-designs projects and programmes.

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YMCA New Zealand

The YMCAs across the country work together on a number of shared projects and aim to build strong people, strong families and strong communities by being locally responsive and engaged but also nationally co-operative and supportive.

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Youth and Community Works

Youth and Community Works delivers a range of services and create a variety of opportunities for young people including: youth events, street ambassador services, youth leadership and volunteering opportunities and workshops in the Nelson Tasman region.

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Youth Health Hub, Health West

The Youth Health Hub is a free health service for young people aged 12-24 years living in West Auckland, North Shore, and Rodney.

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Youth Horizons Trust

Youth Horizons supports children, young people and their families/whānau with challenging conduct, anti-social behaviour and/or mental health needs, through the use of evidence-based models. Their focus is on behavioural management, parenting support, and reintegration with families within an in-home, out-of-home or community setting.

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YOUth INSPIRE Trust

YOUth Inspire works to help young people (aged 18-24 yrs) connect to employment, education and training opportunities through employability skills programmes. YOUth Inspire work in areas in Hutt City where there is high youth unemployment, supporting young people and businesses to work together to create brighter futures for young people, whānau and communities.

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Youth Matter Mentoring

OUR VISION To provide the youth in our community the support, skills, encouragement and confidence to be the best that they can be. OUR MANTRA We foster an environment of inclusion where young people have the power to choose their destiny and dare to dream big!

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Youth One Stop Shop

The Youth One Stop Shop offers free information, support, advocacy, counselling, health services, preparation or life skills programmes and holiday programmes for young people in Palmerston North aged between 10 and 24.

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Youth Services Trust, Whanganui

Youth Services Trust plans to be a true One Stop Shop for the youth of Whanganui providing them with a relevant, holistic and wrap around service within a youth orientated environment.

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YouthLaw Aotearoa

YouthLaw Aotearoa is a free community law centre for children and young people nationwide. It provides free legal services to anyone aged under 25 who is unable to access legal help elsewhere, or those acting on their behalf including legal advice via 0800 UTHLAW (884 529) advice line; legal information on their website / other resources and law-related education sessions. YouthLaw also advocates for changes to law and policy to ensure children and young people’s rights are respected.

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Youthline Charitable Trust

Youthline is a youth development organisation offering counselling services, information and referral, training and development programmes, youth work services, research, policy development and social enterprise.

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Youthline Palmerston North

Youthline Palmerston North works to create communities which relate to the needs of young people, respond to them and support them to achieve their potential.

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Youthline Wellington

Youthline’s primary purpose is to support and develop young people. We do this through our telephone counselling, web and text services and education services, and also by training young people to volunteer at Youthline. Youthline Wellington has been operating for almost 50 years and has over 100 volunteers.

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Youthtown

Youthtown is a nationally operated, not for profit organisation who empower young New Zealanders to be the best they can be. Youthtown achieves this through their 5 key programmes of After School, Holidays, Sport, Outdoors and Youth. Youthtown is committed to providing a safe environment where young New Zealanders can ‘dream it, do it’ with Youthtown.

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YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand

YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is the national organisation for the YWCA movement in NZ. YWCA supports young women’s leadership, safe spaces, sexuality & health, and economic independence.

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ZEAL

Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation that exists for the advancement of young people in the creative arts, leadership and education.

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Zealandia

Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne is an urban eco-sanctuary located in central Wellington. We are a non-profit trust that works to connect people with our unique natural heritage, and inspire actions that transform how people live with nature in our cities, towns, and beyond. Our Education and Youth team are collaboratively designing young people’s programmes that support the development of conservation and leadership skills.

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