Youth

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.

School holiday programmes

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 2021 Term4

School Holiday Art Workshops

Quarry Art Centre
18 January - 27 January 2022
10:00am - 1:00pm
5 - 15 year olds

From $15 per class

workshops@quarryarts.org
quarryarts.org/product-category/art-workshops/january-school-holidays

Nature'sCool

Outdoor adventures, all day, every day.
Huanui / Glenbervie
5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 January 2022
8:30am - 3:30pm (supervision available outside of these times)
5+ year olds (conditions apply)

$50 per day, per person

safeoutdoorsnz@gmail.com
www.naturescool.co.nz

Questionable Research Labs  - Creative Tech & Game Groups

Manaia House in Rathbone St (ground floor, corner Dent Street, opposite Westpac)
21 and 22 December 2021, 11, 12, 14, 18 and 19 January 2022
8:30am - 5:00pm
8 - 18 year olds

$45 per day for non members
$30 per day for active members

Verena Pschorn: 0276073711
Kevin Waugh: kevin@questionable.co.nz
facebook.com/questionablerresearchlabs/
questionable.org.nz/

Youthtown Whangārei

Northtec Campus Raumanga
10 - 28 January 2022
8:15am - 3:15pm
5 - 13 year olds

From $30 per day (Winz subsidies available, conditions apply)

info@youthtown.org.nz
youthtown.org.nz/northland/whangarei

Playball Northland Holiday Programme

Northland Badminton Centre (Porowini Avenue, Whangārei)

25, 26, and 27 January 2022, 1, 2, and 3 February 2022
9:00am - 2:30pm
4 - 9 year olds

$30 - $45 per day, per child

dean@playball.co.nz
www.playballkids.com/franchise/northland

NHHD School Holiday Programme

Whangarei Intermediate School, Rust Avenue, Whangārei
9:00am - 1:00pm
8 - 17 year olds

Free 

Kidzones Holiday Programmes

Tikipunga Primary School and Whau Valley Primary School
10
 - 28 January 2022

Kamo Primary School
16
 - 24 December 2021,  5 January - 1 February 2022
7:45am - 5:30pm
5 - 13 year olds

$40

Sandra North: 021 249 3308
sandra@kidzones.co.nz
www.kidzones.co.nz

BOOST

McKay Stadium
20 - 22 December 2022
9:00am - 2:30pm

Year 7 & 8 Girls
Girls aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated and have a Vaccine Pass

Free

anthyde@taniadaltonfoundation.org.nz

https://forms.gle/YaauqekEg4Mf9Rgg9

BIB Holiday Programme        

Hockey Northland, 45 Park avenue, Kensington, Whangārei
17, 18, 19, 26, 27 and 28 January 2022
9:00am - 3:00pm
S
chool years 3 - 8

$10 per day

Jena: participation@northlandhockey.org.nz or 021 473380

www.northlandhockey.org.nz or Facebook: Hockey Northland

Maunu Educare Holiday Programme

Maunu School Hall, Austin Road, Maunu
15 - 24 Decemer 2021, 10 January – 3 February 2022
8:00am to 5:30pm

5 - 13 year olds

$39.00 staying in
$42.00 outings
10% discount for 2 or more children from one family

Christin: 0274821331
info@schoolholidayprogrammes.co.nz
www.schoolholidayprogrammes.co.nz

WAGS Holiday Program

Whangarei Academy of Gymnastics, 25 Park Ave, Kensington
Weekdays from 13 - 22 December 2021 and 10 - 28 January 2022
8:30am - 4:30pm

5 - 14 year olds

$27 half day
$42.50 full day  

office@wags.org.nz
4376667
www.wags.org.nz/holiday-programme

Active Attitude School Holiday Programme

9 Commerce Street, Whangārei
13 – 23 December 2021, 5 - 28 January 2022, 1 - 4 February 2022 (closed public holidays)
8:30am – 3:00pm (extended hours available)
5 – 12 year olds

$35 for non-members
$30 per day for Active Attitude Members

09 9454876
admin@activeattitude.co.nz
www.activeattitude.co.nz/holiday-program/

Whangarei After School Care

Whangarei Primary School, Bank Street
16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 December 2021, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 January 2022
7:30am - 5:30pm

5 - 12 year olds

$60 per day

Lyn Rapana: 0273384634
rapana7@xtra.co.nz

Youth Advisory Group

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

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

Youth Advisory Group

Gen Z Fund

The Gen Z Fund supports young people aged 12-20 to deliver a community project or activity.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available for youth-led initiatives that will make a difference to young people and the community of Whangārei.

Gen Z Fund

Council facilities and services for youth

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 a Scholarship Programme which are awarded in the careers that will support our future business needs.

Each Scholarship provides financial assistance and work experience while studying.

Cadet programme and scholarship programme

Youth policy

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

Youth Policy