Rangatahi & Whanau Support Services : Whare Manawa Ora
- Whanau Ora
Working with 13 to 24-year-olds and whanau to plan and support them to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Matching a mentor with a person to support and upskill. This service is linked to Oranga Tamariki & the Family Harm Initiative.
- Children's Team
Bringing together the child, their whanau and professionals involved in their care, agree on a plan and to deliver support to improve the well-being of children and their whanau.
- Safer Families
Co-ordination of Rotorua Safer Families Project networks assist with activities, meetings and events i.e White Ribbon & E Tu Whanau with communities and agencies.
- Whanau Wellness Services
In partnership with the Police offering the whole whanau interventions, support and links to required services.
- Transition to Adulthood
Supporting young people from Oranga Tamariki care to adulthood with a full wrap around service.
Events & Activities : Whare Manawa Wera
- Okareka Outdoor Centre
The Okareka Outdoor Centre is based at Boyes Beach, Lake Okareka and offer team building activities, waka, kayaking & paddling for schools, corporate and international visitors.
- Waka Ama/Waka Tete
Paddling events and opportunities to suit all ages and experience.
- Breakaway Holiday Programme
A free school holiday programme for youth aged 11 to 17 years, who would not normally be given the opportunity to attend.
- Te Arawa Journey
A programme held over 6 weekends offering strength based experiences and activities - mai Maketu ki Tongariro for youth aged 10 to 15.
Youth Services : Whare Manawa Toitoi
- Youth Payment
Providing mentoring and financial assistance to youth 16 to 18 years.
- Young Parent Payment
Providing mentoring and financial assistance to young parents 16 to 19 years.
Voluntary service working with youth aged 16 to 17 to support engagement in education, employment or training.
- Drivers Licences
Drivers licencing programme available for those on Youth Payment or Youth Parent Payment.
- Budgeting/Parenting Programmes
We provide budgeting and parenting programmes that are to be completed as part of the payment obligations.
13-17 years old
How do I access this service?
Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.
Abuse and violence
- Family violence intervention
- Information & support
- Support groups
- Kaupapa Māori
Mentoring and Youth Work
Education and training
No fees apply.
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This page was last updated at 1:54PM on December 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Waiariki Purea Trust.