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Powering her way to international success

At just 24 years-old New Zealand fashion designer Danielle Power-Silk is being chased by the who's who of the fashion world. Her designs have featured in British Vogue, been showcased at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and now Paris has come calling. So, what role did YMCA Auckland's Walk the Line fashion show play in her success?

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Triple awards haul at AUSTSWIM Aotearoa conference

The 2018 AUSTSWIM Aotearoa Aquatic Conference and Aqua Summit in Rotorua proved a huge success for the team from YMCA Auckland. By the end of the afternoon, three award nominations had turned into as many trophies.

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Jill Gibson receives Local Hero award and $10K grant

Jill Gibson is already a hero to many in the Mt Albert community, but now she can officially call herself a Local Hero. The Centre Manager at YMCA Mt Albert Community & Leisure Centre is one of three people who have each received $10K grants from Westfield St Lukes.

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Top 5 yoga tips for beginners

Yoga. It's the perfect workout for mind, body and soul, but it's not always easy to know where to start. To celebrate International Yoga Day, we asked Gemma Mullins, YMCA's MindBody Teacher of the Year, to give us her top 5 tips to help beginners get into yoga.

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Support a local hero

Every community deserves a hero. Here at YMCA we have Jill Gibson, who’s on a mission to get more kids active. Vote for Jill in the Westfield St Lukes Local Hero competition and you can help her and our Mt Albert YMCA team achieve that dream.

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Youth-run music events for Auckland teens

Auckland high school bands, musicians and singers will be showcasing their talent in June at live music events across the city organised by youth and open to teenagers

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Challenge of the Month: 50 bodyweight squats for time

How fast can you complete 50 bodyweight squats? Speed, speed, speed! That’s what this month’s YMCA fitness challenge is all about! 

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Coming together for team sports

Team sports are all about bringing people together. This week we've had some incidents at our adult sports leagues here at Massey YMCA.  It goes without saying that this behaviour is not in the spirit of team sports, nor is it in line with YMCA values. We've therefore taken a number of actions to address these events.

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10 Things Diabetics want you to know

10 Things Diabetics Want You to know - They could really make a difference.

At The YMCA Auckland City Diabetes Support Group in May we put together 10 things we want you to know about having Diabetes.

It's a personal list. Have a look and maybe you can think of some more points to consider. They are in no particular order.

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Wellington woman fights to give her health a Jumpstart

Erin McMenamin (72) of Lower Hutt, Wellington has a health history that shows she’s a fighter, from operations on her knees and hands to battling cancer, undergoing spinal and living with diabetes.

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Raise Up Youth Week events across Auckland

Young people from YMCA’s youth development programme – Raise Up – are showing the power of teenagers during national Youth Week, 19-27 May, with a series of events for youth and by youth across Auckland. 

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A new era for YMCA

In mid-May YMCA bid a fond farewell to chief executive Peter Fergusson. After seven years at the helm of YMCA Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, Peter made the tough decision to accept an opportunity as CEO with the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation

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