Welcome to Te Aranui Youth Trust

Te Ara Poutama

It takes a community to raise a child, we want you to join our mentoring programme and share your valuable experience.
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Our programmes

Te Ara Poutama

The Te Ara Poutama mentoring programme, is a service providing mentoring to youths who have been identified as ‘at-risk’ in the Western Bay of Plenty area.

Bluelight WBOP

Policing youth program that runs programs and activities for youth free from drugs, alcohol and violence working closely with the New Zealand Police.

Youth Development Programme

Working with ‘At Risk Children’ in the Western Bay of Plenty under the age of 14 years referred by Tauranga Police.

Safe and Positive Youth - Safe Communities

Our mission – Inspire and challenge youth at risk to make safe and positive life choices.

Latest Events and News

Selling your house?

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to help raise funds for Te Aranui Youth Trust as Jim Peterson from Westbay Real Estate has kindly offered to donate 20% of his commission to TAYT on referral from us. - Save up to $4,600 with lower fee structure - Free...

Blue Light Kids Gone Fishin 2018

We had a fabulous days fishing with lots of lovely families coming along.  Many thanks to Police staff, Ministry of Fisheries, Mt Maunganui Fishing Club, Coast Guard, Community Patrol and Blue Light volunteers who came along to ensure everyone had a great time.  Sun...

Manaakitanga Rōpū 2017

Our Manaakitanga Rōpū began as an extra way for staff from Te Aranui Youth Trust, Ministry of Education – Learning Support, and NZ Police Youth Development to keep in touch with the girls we supported on Mana Kotiro Holiday Programme. The girls we worked with wanted...

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Growing strong youths…
Building better communities

Te Aranui Youth Trust empowers young people in the Western Bay of Plenty to engage with their community and make self-aware and conscientious life choices.

Through the delivery of Te Aranui Youth Trust, Blue Light and Police Youth Development programmes,
Te Aranui Youth Trust provides a pathway to ensure local youths are positive, steadfast, well-adjusted members of the community.

Growing up is a trying time and youths are very much influenced by what is going on around them.
Te Aranui Youth Trust’s aim is to build courage and resilience in these young people so that they can resist negative influences and follow a positive path. In developing self-awareness and leadership potential, youths begin to thrive.

Without our assistance, local youths would be disadvantaged.

Because we work alongside New Zealand Police and with knowledge of what is happening in our community, the work we carry out meets the foremost needs and delivers the greatest possible benefits.

Te Aranui Youth Trust receives no government funding, so we rely on the generosity of the community, in providing our vital youth programmes.

Get amongst it! With your help we can continue to educate and empower youth along positive pathways to success.

Thanks to our supporters

And our funders