·      School's back and After School Care bookings are open across Hastings and Napier

call us on 878 3027 





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 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 8am-5pm

720 Pakowhai Road Hastings

Call us 06 878 3027 806 878 3027


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




Latest News

Early Education Scholarship and Childcare vacancies

An exciting new initiative to assist parents seeking work, studying or looking to volunteer in order to gain work has been launched by our Marewa based centre

After School Care Term 1 2015 - register now

New child starting school? New to Hawke's Bay? New job with hours that require you to seek quality care after school for your child? Whatever your need we can can provide a great, fun, safe and professionally managed after school programme in Hastings or Napier. It could cost as little as 6 cents per day. Call us now on 878 3027 or click on Afterschool Care on the sidebar of this home page

Love working with Children? We have vacancies in our After School Care and Holiday Programme teams right now!

For details and application form please click on the Join Our Team tab on the sidebar.

Hastings Youth 4 Youth group members receive regional awards

Congratulations to Henare Matete, Michelle Bell and Tayla-Lee Boag who received awards at the HDC Youth Potential awards evening hosted by the HDC Youth Council at Hastings Council Chambers Thursday 3rd July

Our Volunteers win regional acclaim

In a night of shining stars at the Hawke's Bay annual Volunteer Awards none shone brighter than life member Ross Duncan and our standout tight youth volunteer team of Season Matthews, Tayla Boag, Georgia Wilson, Carlos Askwe and the Clarke brothers Nathan and Justin who respectively won the Long Service and Youth categories. Our Y was represented in every category with a finalist.

Nathan Clarke wins Outstanding Volunteer Shield

Other winners from the awards night to celebrate the autumn holiday programme included the Youth programme as best site and Nathan along with Tracy May and Kayla Ives awarded apprenticeships for the July Holiday programme

Volunteer home handyperson needed - can you help us?

Can you bring your fix-it skills, a ladder and some time together to help us with odd jobs that arise across our YMCA sites in Hawke's Bay? If you can I'd love to hear from you, Trevor Howes 878 3027, 027 838 7913027 838 7913, trevor.howes@ymcahb.org.nz

2015 learning opportunities
Like to take the next step towards work?

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

Join our Board

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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