Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Kaikohe Youth Action Plan to be launched

Media Release 7 March 2014

For Immediate Release

Kaikohe Youth Action Plan to be launched.

On March 17 Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki will officially launch the Kaikohe Youth Action Plan at Northland College, as part of the Kaikohe Social Sector Trial. Local MP Mike Sabin will also be attending the launch.

Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki is a joint venture involving Youth Horizons, Otāngarei Trust and Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services delivering the Social Sector Trials contract in Kaikohe and other intensive services to help meet the needs of youth in Northland.

Former Social Sector Trial Project Manager Wendy Ferguson researched and developed the Kaikohe Youth Action Plan through an extensive consultation process in Kaikohe. The implementation of the Action Plan is now well underway, with Project Manager Brennan Rigby working in the Kaikohe community since December.

Since the publication of the Action Plan in December numerous milestones have been met including:

• An educational facility for year 9 and 10 taitamariki who are currently disengaged from the mainstream school model has been established at Northland College.

• A student service coordinator ensuring students have access to appropriate services is in place at Northland College.

• 10 potential young leaders are now being provided access to the support and resources they need to connect to the wider community; they are being supported to organise and run events for youth in the community.

• A fund has been established to support taitamariki to participate in events celebrating and enhancing their success. HYPE Youth Advisory Group members are being trained to participate in the assessment of applicants to this fund.


ENDS


Launch details:

2:15 – 3:15; Monday, March 17

Northland College

About Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki

Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki is a tripartite joint venture formed in 2012 comprised of Otāngarei Trust based in Whangarei, Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services based out of Kaikohe and Youth Horizons based in Auckland. The joint venture was established to formalise a working relationship between the three parties to share clinical, cultural and local expertise, knowledge and experience, ensuring the best outcomes for the children and young people of the Northland/Te Tai Tokerau region.

The focus of Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki is the provision of clinically and culturally appropriate interventions for children and young people in Northland who are at risk of, or who have behavioural, emotional and mental health problems.

Otāngarei Trust

Otāngarei Trust provides structured youth programmes, family support, and family budgeting services.

Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services

Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services is a subsidiary of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi that provides programmes and skilled workers who support the social development and communities of Ngāpuhi.

Youth Horizons/Kia Puāwai

Youth Horizons/Kia Puāwai is a national specialist NGO providing services for Taitamariki with significant conduct issues and their families/whānau.


For the full Kaikohe Youth Action Plan please visit: http://bit.ly/1iavlri


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Auckland Relocation Grants: 12 Grants Paid So Far

Since the policy took effect one month ago, 12 applicants have received the non-recoverable grant, supporting 32 people. $54,508 has been paid out, covering things like moving costs, bond, rent in advance and letting fees. More>>

ALSO:

Vaccine Funding Change: HPV Vaccines For All Children

PHARMAC has today announced changes to funded vaccines, which will benefit an extra 100,000 people... The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will be available for all children and adults up to the age of 26 years, and boys will now be included in the HPV school vaccination programme. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Opinion Polls For Key And Trump Defy Gravity

What is going on? Donald Trump got confirmed as the Republican presidential candidate at a bizarrely chaotic political convention… and promptly received an upwards bump in the polls to where he’s now rating ahead of Hillary Clinton, for only the second time this year. More>>

Sugar: Auckland Leisure Centres Axe Unhealthy Drinks

Auckland Council is to stop selling drinks that are sweetened by sugar from vending machines at its leisure centres in a bid to try to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Todd McClay’s Faulty Memory

Time and again, whenever an issue arises the initial response by government is to deny or diminish the problem – nothing to worry about here, everything’s OK, move on. Then, hang on. In line with the usual pattern, as embarrassing details emerged into daylight, the story changed. More>>

ALSO:

Labour's 'Future Of Work': Major Reform Of Careers And Apprenticeships

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news