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YMCA Auckland and Waikato network receives child-safe accreditation

The YMCA Auckland and Waikato network has taken a proactive step to reaffirm its commitment to child safety by becoming New Zealand’s first accredited Safeguarding Children organisation through the internationally-renowned Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). 

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Holiday programmes a hit with working families

Summer. It’s the season of fun in the sun and holidays at the beach. But for working families, summer can also be a long slog spent juggling work and looking after the kids. Community recently caught up with Celeste and Emma, two mothers who work full-time, to discuss the challenges, and how YMCA holiday programmes and camps are helping them survive the summer

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YMCA receives three honours at NZ Exercise Industry Awards

For the third year running YMCA has won the Community Excellence Award at the annual NZ Exercise Industry Awards. 

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Finding time for whānau at Family Camp

Work. Finances. Chores. School routines. With the pressures of daily life it’s little wonder so many Kiwi families struggle to spend quality time together, and the numbers prove it.

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Breaking down barriers to healthy living opportunities

For eight years, Niloufer Sultana has faced a number of health challenges, including being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and suffering from a stroke and three heart attacks. By 2016 Niloufer knew it was time for a lifestyle change. Upon joining the YMCA, she felt she had finally found a place where she was welcome and comfortable enough to work on her health.

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YMCA finalist in multiple national exercise industry awards

Four YMCA trainers and facilities have been named finalists in the upcoming New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards.

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YMCA Raise Up crews learn how to save a mate

New Zealand Red Cross Community Trainer, Gayle Dupa, says, “While New Zealand Red Cross won’t say “do” or “don’t” to these decisions, we believe it is critical to provide the information to assist young people to make informed choices about their alcohol and other drug use – and offer some hands-on ways to help them out of trouble.”

Find out how YMCA and Red Cross are working together to empower young people in our communities to be safe.

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Graduated, but still not leaving the Y

On Auckland’s North Shore, the Raise Up crew for 2014 consisted of 32 young people from a range of backgrounds.

One such energetic and enthusiastic Raise Up North Shore crew member, is 17 year old Victoria Cotter. She didn’t start out that way however. “Before I started with Raise Up, I was pretty shy,” says Victoria. I seemed outwardly confident, but I got really anxious inside. Sometimes I couldn’t even go up and ask for something in a shop!”

Find out more about Victoria Cotter's story

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