Photo showing the Youth Advisory Group in 2021.

We provide youth services and a cadet and scholarship programme for young people. Our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) provides advice to Council from a youth perspective.  

To ask a question about our youth services, contact our Community Development Advisers on 09 430 4200.

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) provides advice to Council from a youth perspective. 

The group meets once a month to provide advice on how Council can make Whangārei an even better place for young people to live, learn, earn, play and have their say.

Youth Advisory Group

Our youth-related facilities and services are mostly concentrated in the city and urban areas. These are the places where many young people from across the district gather to meet and socialise.

We also provide community funding and liaise with other agencies to support youth activities in the District. 

Our Cadet Programme provides training, development and paid work experience for young people aged 17 to 24. We also offer an Scholarship Programme for 


Youth-related facilities and services

Cadet programme and scholarship programme

Our Community Development team compiles a list of fun activities and programmes to help parents and caregivers organise activities for their children and young people during the school holidays. 

Some of these programmes are free, and many are registered with OSCAR and WINZ and may be subsidised.

School Holidays 2020 Term 4

Action Zone Camps

Sunday 10 January to Thursday 14 January

Ages 9 - 12yrs


Active Attitude

Monday 14 December to Wednesday 23 December

Tuesday 5 January to Friday 29 January

8:30am - 3pm

Ages 5 - 12yrs

$30 per day

Gymnastics, trampolining, crafts and themed activities

09 945 4876


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Holiday Programme

Whangarei Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

020 404 19468


Extreme Kids Youth Programme by Extreme Mini Golf and ESports Gaming Whangarei

2 Reyburn Street Whangarei

Weekdays Monday 11 January to Friday 29 January

8am - 6pm

$50 per day

Pools, beach, caving, PC gaming, mini golf and more

021 185 0320  


Northland Cricket

Johnson Crawford Indoor Cricket Centre

Weekdays Monday 11 January to Friday 22 January

10am - 2pm

Ages 11 - 18yrs

Free holiday programme

Cricket, touch, ripper ruby and more

09 438 2400


Northland Hip Hop Dance

Whangarei Intermediate

9am - 1pm

Free holiday programme for children aged 8 to 17 years.

Info and Registration form


Maunu Educare Holiday Programme

Maunu School Hall on Austin Road Maunu

Tuesday 15 December to Thursday 24 December

Tuesday 5 January to Friday 29 January

8am - 5:30pm

$39.00 (staying in), $42 (outings)

027 482 1331


Kidzones Holiday Programmes

Kamo Kidzones – Kamo Primary School

Monday 14 December to Wednesday 23 December

Tuesday 5 January to Tuesday 2 February

Whau Valley Kidzones – Whau Valley Primary School

Tuesday 5 January to Friday 29 January

Tikipunga Kidzones – Tikipunga Primary School

Tuesday 5 January to Wednesday 3 February

7:45am - 5:30pm

Ages 5 - 14yrs

$40.00 per day

Movies, Beach, Aquatic Centre, themed fun days and more

021 249 3308


Kiwi North Summer Holidays

Sunday 27 December to Sunday 31 January

10am - 4pm

All Ages

Magic lantern exhibition, scavenger hunt, Kiwi feeding and more

027 550 3994


KiwiSport Boost Girls Holiday Programme

McKay Stadium – Kensington Park

Monday 14 December to Wednesday 16 December

9am - 2:30pm

Year 7 and 8 Girls

Free holiday programme and lunch provided



Northland Hip Hop Dance


Quarry Arts Centre Holiday Programme

21 Selwyn Ave Avenues Whangarei

Second half of January

Ages 5 - 17yrs

Register online


Safe Outdoors Nature's Cool and Limestone Rangers

Various starting Tuesday 5 January

8:30 - 3:30pm* (official programme runs 9am – 3pm)

Ages 5yrs and up* (conditions apply)

$50 - $55 per day

Outdoor adventures – all day, every day


Sistema Whangarei – Toi Akorangi

Monday 25 January to Thursday 28 January

9:30am - 11:30am


Surf Tutukaka School Holiday Learn to Surf Programme

Shop 2 Marina Road Tutukaka

Monday 14 December to Friday 18 December

Weekdays Monday 4 January to Friday 22 January

9:30am - 12pm

School Ages

$30 - $35 per day

Learn to surf, safety in the water (equipment provided)

09 434 4135


Whangarei Academy of Gymnastics School Holiday Programme

25 Park Avenue Kensington

Weekdays Monday 14 December to Wednesday 23 December

Monday 14 January to Friday 19 January

8:30am - 4:30pm

Ages 5 - 14yrs

$27 half day or $42.50 full day

This programme will only run under levels 1 and below

09 437 6667


Whangarei After School Care

Weekdays Tuesday 15 December to Wednesday 23 December

Weekdays Monday 4 January to Friday 29 January

7:30am - 5:30pm

Ages 5 - 13yrs

$45 full day

Crafts and week-long themed activities (i.e. Spy Week)

027 338 4634


Whangarei Art Museum

Weekdays 10am - 4pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

  • All ages
  • Free entry
  • Installation of neon sculptures, exploration of wetlands and sound workshops

09 430 4240


Whangarei Youth Space Breakaway Holiday Programme

Weekdays only Monday 18 January to Friday 29 January

10am - 4pm

Ages 12 - 18yrs

Free holiday programme

Team activities, bowling, water sports and more

09 972 7248

021 797 513


Youthtown Holiday Programme

NorthTec Raumanga Campus

Ages 5-12yrs

MSD subsidy available

(027) 839 8485

Our Youth Policy outlines the principles we will follow when considering matters that affect youth, and three sets of goals to achieve.

Youth Policy