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Catching up with our Community Connector and Youth Employment Coach

Melody and Angela joined the Katikati Community Centre team earlier this year in newly created roles. Here are some of their highlights to date and the projects they’re working on within our community. Highlights and current projects from our Community Connector -  Angela Wallace. Angela says the highlight of her role so far is seeing breakthroughs for people who she has been working with.  “I love meeting people from all walks of life, getting to know them and helping them to fin...

July 21, 2021

Job Vacancy - Youth Counsellor Opportunity

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July 7, 2021

Job Vacancy - After School Care Assistant

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July 7, 2021

Mums and Bubs at the Community Centre

The Katikati Space Programme, where new parents and babies learn, play and grow together, is held each week at the Katikati Community Centre. Sixteen mums and babies are in the current group. The babies are aged between 11 weeks and eight months with one baby 10 months. “Our weekly sessions  start with a song,” says Ruth McDermott, Space Manager and facilitator.  “We have a thought and a sharing moment, then we have the topic of the week, which is on baby development or pare...

June 17, 2021

Wise and Wonderful

Wise and Wonderful is a regular event held every Tuesday 1.30pm-3.30pm at the Katikati Community Centre for seniors in our community. Quizzes, board games, cards and bingo are regular activities and other activities include guest speakers, singing, craft, cooking and anything else that the group puts forward. Entry is by gold coin donation and afternoon tea is provided - and all seniors are welcome. “Some people come along each week because there is a high emphasis on enjoyment and having a ...

June 16, 2021

Job Vacancy - Sports Tutor

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June 9, 2021

Engaging Local Youth

At the end of April our Katikati Community Centre Youth Employment Coach, Melody Lamb hosted a Skateboard Demo and Best Trick Comp with the team from Drop Deep Skateboarding, at the Katikati Skateboard Park. The event gave Melody the opportunity to engage with local youth in her role as Youth Employment Coach. “The level of community support and involvement of employers, social services and the participation of youth made the day a huge success," says Melody. "The event also highlighted the...

May 26, 2021

Introducing Katikati Community Centre Board Member - Zinta Krumins

Over the last year, Zinta has worked with the team at The Community Centre to document their strategic plan and create a business plan covering the period 2021 and 2022. She provided support to David Marshall and the Board in their preparation for presenting the move to a charitable Trust at an SGM, and she will continue to work with the Board and Team at the Centre in other areas as needed.  “It is a pleasure to use my business experience to support the Centre,” says Zinta. “I worked...

May 19, 2021

Celebrating 25 years at the Katikati Community Centre

The Katikati Community Centre thanks Shona Graham for her 25 years involvement with the organisation. Shona has been an essential part of the Community Centres journey and success, often volunteering her time in events and projects the Centre is involved in. Shona started as a volunteer helping with a float for the Lions Christmas Parade and this followed with her involvement in the School Holiday Programme. Shona has been involved in the holiday programme almost from the start (1996) while pr...

April 21, 2021

Introducing Pauli Surtees - Centre Manager

New Centre Manager Welcomed Pauli Surtees commenced as our new Manager on the 12th April. Pauli was welcomed to our community with a mihi whakatau by representatives from Te Rereatukahia Marae led by Kaumātua Kereama Bluegum. Pauli is originally from Wellington where she worked across Government agencies representing housing, justice and education facilitating projects for community based social and specialist housing, working with Treasury to fund justice sector initiatives, and working with s...

April 14, 2021

Meet Angela Wallace - our new Community Connector

I’m a Bay of Plenty local and grew up in Tauranga, now living on a lifestyle block in Pahoia with my husband James and two children Grace (8yrs) and Jimmy (7yrs). My previous role as founder and manager of Awhina House (transitional housing for homeless women) gave me unique insight into some of the challenges faced by people in need seeking support and the barriers to accessing it. It’s my hope that I can be a bridge to help people access the support they need. I love to bring people togeth...

March 31, 2021

Meet Melody - our new Youth Employment Coach

Kia ora  my name is Melody Lamb and I am the new Youth Employment Coach at the Katikati Community Centre. I have recently relocated to BOP from Wellington and live with my two daughters and miniature Schnauzer in Tauranga. Part of my role here will be facilitating the government approved youth employment program, Licence to Work,  and assist the rangatahi of Katikati, Waihi beach and surrounding areas,  build and implement the soft competencies and employment skills business leade...

March 31, 2021

Meet Fiona Powell - Digital Communications Manager

I’m the new part-time Digital Communications Manager for the Katikati Community Centre. I also work part-time for Katch Katikati, Katikati Open Air Art and the Western Bay Museum. For the past two years I worked here in the community for SuperGrans. I went to Katikati College many years ago and moved back to Katikati three years ago. I love living and working in our fabulous little community. In my spare time, I’m learning NZ Sign Language – here at the Community Centre!...

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