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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 to Employment

The youth employment coach role has been developed under the "Positive Pathways for Rangitahi" in partnership with Tamawhariua Health and Social Services and the Katikati Community Centre.

Here to support young peoples wellbeing and to guide them on a pathway to achieve their aspirations and success in education, training, and employment. This service is for 14-24 year olds.

  • We provide mentoring and coaching to support people find employment.
  • We support young people to identify their goals and develop a plan to achieve their ideal career.
  • We help to develop skills and confidence - building strong CVs and interview techniques.
  • We offer the 'Licence to work' programme to ensure young people are work ready and can connect you to the latest local job opportunities.

Please contact the centre for more information on Ph 021 2296337 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.

Dates for 2022    12 October; 14 December;

 For more information phone 07 549-0399.


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