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Katikati Youth

Katikati Community Centre offers a number of programes and services for the youth in our community from employment support, counselling, teen holiday programmes and support with obtaining a drivers license.

Poutama - Pathways into Employment

Katikati Community Centre in partnership with Tamawhariua Health and Social Services, provides a 13-week course, three times a year, for rangatahi aged between 15 and 24 years old.

This is a government funded program to offer support for youth who are not engaged in education, employment or training. The program has been designed to support young people to develop their confidence and skills along the way preparing them for their next step whether it be employment or tertiary education.

Our dedicated coaches work beside the youth encouraging them through team building, motivational sessions, paid work experience and supporting them into a career path. Ongoing wrap around pastoral support remains a key element once a student has completed the course.

For more information, please contact our employment coach on:
021 229 6337 or email

Youth Mentor

Katikati Youth Support

Free Youth Mentoring
We are so pleased to be able to help the young people in our community with funded youth mentoring (criteria apply). Many youth are finding benefit from talking to someone confidentially and learning ways to help them manage. 

Darinee Turnwald (BSW Hon, Dip Nat)  is our Youth Mentor. Her email is  or Phone: 07 5490399.

Darinee works Mondays and Tuesday (afternoon) at the Community Centre Wednesday she is in the schools

Bluelight Youth Driver Navigation Programme

Bluelight is for all Katikati youth and is designed to help support young people to ultimately get their full drivers licence. To get more information please visit

Learner Licence

AA Licensing in Katikati bi-monthly 9.30am - 3.00pm. Sit your learners licence and no bookings required so get in early.

For more information phone 07 549-0399


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