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‘Amplify The Y' is a series of five ambitious and inspiring projects that will strengthen the YMCA movement across Aotearoa over the next three years. The ATY programme will cover strategic development, building governance and cultural capability and developing o...
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Need for speed for Adelle

December 1, 2021
When she’s not creating fun filled programmes for children in YMCA Hawke’s Bay care, Adelle Singer can be found at the speedway track or riding her motorcycle around rural Hawke’s Bay. Adelle started as Oscar Manager about three and a half years ago. She says it’s a ...
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Check our trees

December 1, 2021
In October, we went back to check out the trees we planted on Te Mata Peak and got to explore the new tracks before enjoying lunch under the Redwoods. We also had a river day planned for October.  The seniors got very wet when we tried to head to the river to cook our s...
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Our January programme will be a good balance of ‘busy’ and time to ‘slow down’. There are also new activities we haven’t done before, and some of the old favourites. Beach Day is always one of most popular days and it is so nice to be able to enjoy the awesome Hawk...
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Pre-Christmas fun

December 1, 2021
We are offering a pre-Christmas holiday programme again this year. Our Christmas programme starts on 16 December right through till 6pm on Christmas Eve. It will run at Raureka and Taradale primary schools. It follows the very successful relaxed approach we took last year. ...
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Great neighbours

December 1, 2021
Our Hastings office is now graced by two rhododendrons, thanks to a local neighbour. Donald Jefferies, (pictured in wheelchair) whose Gracelands unit bounds our boundary, donated two Rhodo Vulcan plants – note the YMCA red of the flowers! It was his thank you for tree trim...
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Bye Lucia, hi Michelle

December 1, 2021
At the end of this year, we will sadly farewell Lucia Wilson, our office administrator (pictured left). Lucia started working for YMCA Hawke’s Bay back in January 2018, as a high school student helping with our holiday programmes. After she finished school, Lucia went to E...
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Our priority is to ensure that young people attending our programmes have fun while being kept safe. In the past, keeping safe usually meant assessing the physical environment for any potential hazards that could cause harm. In today’s world, a huge part of keeping safe is...
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Young people, we need you!

November 30, 2021
Raise Up is coming to Hawke’s Bay around March next year and we’re looking for young people to take the lead. Raise Up is YMCA’s Youth Development programme. Established in 2002, this programme is built by young people, for young people. Through event management, comm...
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Have a go days

May 20, 2021
Many of our children who are in after school care with us every day don’t get the chance to take part in sports, dance and other active pursuits. So, we decided to bring those extracurricular activities to them. With the help of Sport Hawke’s Bay Tu Manawa fund, we’re ...
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