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Panmure students win Swim School Showdown

A swim school group from Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre managed by YMCA has taken out the Swim School Showdown title for the third consecutive year, beating students from Onehunga, Glen Innes and Mt Roskill.

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Clean-up begins for Camp Adair

Clean-up has begun at YMCA’s Camp Adair in the Hunua Ranges south of Auckland following severe flooding in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Maungakiekie-Tāmaki youth urged to have their say

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki youth are being urged to have a say in issues affecting their local area by participating in an online survey organised by the Onehunga YMCA Raise Up youth crew.

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Local youth need your vote

Massey’s YMCA Raise Up crew are asking for the public’s help to secure a dedicated space for youth at the YMCA Massey Leisure Centre.

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Running for Family Camp

With Round the Bays fast approaching, a group of runners are setting the pace with their fundraising efforts for the Family Camp programme at YMCA Camp Adair Hunua.

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It's The Little Things In Life That Count

In October Seven Sharp covered one of our members and group fitness instructors who has been on an outright incredible journey.

During his last interview, Chris shared his goal with us. Sometimes it's the little things in life that matter the most, but Seven Sharp helped make it happen - click here to check the story out.

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2016 NZ Exercise Industry Awards

Few organisations can boast four wins at any awards ceremony, yet at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards, last weekend, YMCA Auckland enjoyed just that.

YMCA is super proud that our centres, our programmes and our people have been recognised at this year's Exercise Industry Awards

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Kerry and John Edwards had just retired and were looking for a gym to join but never having been ‘gym people’ they weren’t sure where to begin. After a recommendation from a friend they ended up finding never2old at Jordan Rec Centre and found it was perfect for what they were wanting.

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Meet Manahal from our GAAAP programme

Eleven-year-old Manahal Arshad from Hay Park School has been coming to Cameron Pools for four weeks now as part of our GAAAP (Greater Auckland Aquatic Action Plan) Programme. The GAAAP programme is fully funded for targeted schools in the Auckland Region that provides swim and survive education lessons to students.

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Welcome To a Very Different Kind of AA Support Group

Erin Conroy from TVNZ does it, so does Megan from ZM. Together with Chris Kanuta from Avondale, they're coming clean about their habit.

Last week Seven Sharp visited Cameron Pool & Leisure Centre to help our guests come clean. Find out what their big secret was.

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Young camper finds a new love for life

Daniel remembers his first week at camp like it was yesterday.  “I was scared and afraid that I wouldn’t be good at anything and I remember picking up the bow and arrow, it was so much bigger than me” and with a smile on his face, he realised how silly he’d been, he says, “but as I pulled and released each arrow, over and over again, it felt really good…. I was pretty good at this” with a smirk on his face. 

That experience was the first of many challenges for Daniel as he quickly learned that camp would require meeting new people, listening to and following camp leader instructions and giving every activity a go.  On one occasion, the rest of the camp kids were challenged to a wall climb which Daniel recalls as one of his hardest days at camp.  “I was climbing the wall and as I reached the overhang I wanted to give up” he says, and with a glum look in his eyes followed by a victorious tone he continues, “I was really tired but I kept going and when I got to the top I was so happy.”

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Financial change saves money

Juggling the finances is a tricky game for many families. Shannon Keane, the Centre Manager at YMCA Manurewa Early Learning Centre, has witnessed firsthand just how tough it can be for families. She’s on close terms with many of them, and likes to help from month to month, as she can, to ensure that the debt doesn’t pile up.

Find out how YMCA is working with BNZ to improve financial literacy in the Manurewa community.

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