Yes places are still available on our cool holiday programmes starting next Tuesday!

Just click on the Holiday Progamme sidebar now to enrol




Kia Ora,

The YMCA’s focus on building strong kids, strong families and strong communities continues to make a difference in Hawke’s Bay and the ‘out there, around here’ mantra is certainly at the heart of  our desire to get the Y even closer to current and new customers, our communities and strategic partners.

We’re about people and helping them to achieve their goals – whatever they maybe. Our aim is to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We do that through our Bay wide relevant programmes and services, having a ton of fun along the way.

The YMCA is the Bay’s, and nations, largest provider of Oscar Before and After School Care, including a breakfast club and fun, interactive Holiday Programmes from 5 – upto 14 years. The Latham Street Childcare Centre nurtures 35 pre-schoolers in a safe, fun, encouraging environment.

 Our Hastings and Napier Youth programmes aim to make a positive difference and feature weekly programmes plus the sensational summer and autumn Breakaway projects.

 Adult Education is a big part of what we do at the Y with programmes delivering Numeracy and Literacy, NCEA unit standards, bridging gaps to employment including assisting young mum’s and soon dad’s to enter meaningful work situations.

 Volunteers play a huge part in the daily life of the Y and in return we deliver pastoral and pathway programmes to career and service opportunities to name just two such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

 You are always welcome here at the Y - the coffee pot’s on, smiles are endearing and your help, input, support and ideas gratefully received so please don’t be a stranger. 


Office open Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm

720 Pakowhai Road Hastings

Call us 06 878 3027 806 878 3027 8am - 5pm


We've been part of Hawke's Bay since 1890!




Latest News

New board member appointed

Bruce Hiko has joined the board of YMCA Hawke's Bay. In announcing the appointment President Rosemary Marriott said 'Bruce brings a wealth of experience to the board from his military, self-employed and current working with youth and whanau.'

Volunteers and Staff recognised at summer awards night

Carlos Askew and team Taradale were the big winners in a night of celebration of the summer Holiday and Breakaway programmes Thursday 13th February that recognised the incredible service our volunteers provide and the outstanding leadership of our programme teams

2014 learning opportunities
Like to take the next step towards work?

Then our Skills for Employment 20 week free course may just be the ideal start. Bookings are now open for a late January start. Click on the side bar for more information.

Like to improve your reading, writing and counting Skills?

Our free Numeracy and Literacy course may be just the ticket to help.

Call us today on 878 3027 to find out more

Board Member Opportunity

Do you have a passion and time to assist the growth, development and governance of the YMCA Hawke's Bay?

Right now we have an opportunity to introduce new board members with a wide range of skills from across Hawke's Bay.

Interested? Please call Trevor Howes 878 3027 to discuss

Childcare placements are currently available @ Latham Street

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Need After School Care?

We can help right now!

Places are available in all our centres. For more information and to register please call us today.



Adult learning

We specialise in Intensive Numeracy and Literacy Course, Pre-Employment National Certificates, NCEA units and work based training - call us today


for Christmas, summer and autumn 2013/2014

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