Kia Tupu, Kia Hua, Kia Puāwai
To grow, to flourish, to prosper
Kia Tupu, Kia Hua, Kia Puāwai
To grow, to flourish, to prosper
Close Menu
Explore
Explore
Learn more
Learn more
Learn more
Learn more
Learn more

Nau mai e te hunga rangatahi

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain

If you’re looking at this page, some stuff might be happening for you, and you’ve come to the right place.

We have a bunch of services that we think will help if you’re having trouble with your family, if you’re trying to get your life together, or you just need some help. We’ll listen to you and help you work out what you need.

Youth Payment &
Youth Parent Payment

Our team will help you to access the financial support you need if you live in West Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.

Explore more

NEET Programme

Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) programme supports rangatahi in the West Auckland area on their education and career pathways, by helping with work and schooling decisions, goal setting, and seeking out job opportunities and community support.

Explore more

Ka Awatea

Transition to Adulthood Services - Ka Awatea is a programme for rangatahi and young adults aged 15 to 21 years, who have previously been in the care of Oranga Tamariki and are based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Explore more

Employment Preparation and Placement Programme

Figuring out which employment pathway is the right one isn’t always easy. The Employment Preparation & Placement Programme supports rangatahi and young adults all the way.

Explore more

Rangatahi and Young Adults Services

Youth Payment & Youth Parent Payment

Our team will help you to access the financial support you need if you live in West Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.

Explore more

NEET Programme

Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) programme supports taiohi in the West Auckland area on their education and career pathways, by helping with work and schooling decisions, goal setting, and seeking out job opportunities and community support.

Explore more

Ka Awatea

Transition to Adulthood Services - Ka Awatea is a programme for rangatahi and young adults aged 15 to 21 years, who have previously been in the care of Oranga Tamariki and are based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Explore more

Employment Preparation and Placement Programme

Figuring out which employment pathway is the right one isn’t always easy. The Employment Preparation & Placement Programme supports rangatahi and young adults all the way.

Explore more

We provide a number of services for rangatahi/young adults (also referred to as Ratonga Taiohi) to help them as they prepare for and step into adulthood.

What we do

Provide rangatahi, taiohi and young adults right resources

Our kaimahi (staff) will walk alongside rangatahi, taiohi and young adults to connect them with a range of resources, advice and mentoring to navigate accommodation, education, training, or employment, accessing benefits, as well as other issues they might be facing.

All of our rangatahi / taiohi and young adults’ services are free, and are provided from our base in New Lynn in the west of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Allocate support worker

Rangatahi or taiohi will have an allocated Kai Atawhai (support worker) or youth coach who will work one on one with them to develop personalised plans that match their needs and goals and are focussed on what matters to them. The Kai Atawhai or Youth Coach will discuss with rangatahi or taiohi, areas of their life – such as education, relationships, home, or work – they’d like to change or work on, hobbies and interests they have, and their goals and aspirations.

Access your Youth Hub

Accessing any of our rangatahi and young adults’ services also gives access to our Youth Hub, within our West Tāmaki Makaurau office. Rangatahi or taiohi will have an allocated Kai Atawhai (support worker) or youth coach who will work one on one with them to develop personalised plans that match their needs and goals and are focussed on what matters to them. The Kai Atawhai or Youth Coach will discuss with rangatahi or taiohi, areas of their life – such as education, relationships, home, or work – they’d like to change or work on, hobbies and interests they have, and their goals and aspirations.