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NZ Fashion Weekend slot for young designers

A collection of New Zealand’s youngest designers have an opportunity to present their work alongside industry leaders at NZ Fashion Week on 2 September.

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YMCA aims to protect seniors from falls

Fitness is key to mobility, but for those reaching their senior years extra attention should be placed on avoiding injury from falls.

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Two minute net weight challenge

How much weight can you lift in two minutes? Try our monthly member challenge.

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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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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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Finding support through Jumpstart

Rose Murphy has been a YMCA member for three years and, in that time, has come a long way from where she started. When Rose joined the gym she weighed 183 kilograms and relied on crutches to be mobile. She made herself a promise that she would never again reach this number, and with determination and support from the YMCA, she gradually lost over 50 kilograms.

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Massey Raise Up secures funding for new Youth Hub

Massey’s Raise Up youth group has secured $38k in funding for a new Youth Hub to be located at Massey Leisure Centre managed by YMCA.

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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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Raising Up young people, like Jordan

In West Auckland, the Raise Up crew for 2014 was comprised of young people from a range of backgrounds, including representatives from five of the local high schools. One such young person is 15 year old Massey High School student, Jordan Matakatea, who has been part of the Raise Up Crew based at Massey for the last three years.

Read about Jordan's journey with RaiseUp and YMCA.

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From the Crew to Coordination – and a handful of roles in between

Conin Bowker has been working with YMCA Auckland since 2013, and in March he stepped into the role of Raise Up Coordinator based at Massey Leisure Centre managed by YMCA.  Prior to this appointment, he had helped with the Raise Up Crew for several years, particularly with their dance events.  Conin is also the Gymnastics Coordinator for YMCA Auckland.

From crew member to staff member read about Conin's journey in YMCA.

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