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Reflecting on the last year’s mahi - Annual Report

The Y North is proud to present our annual report for the year 2022-2023, a year that tested our resilience, adaptability, and commitment to our mission. Even in the face of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, chaotic weather, and a challenging social scape, The Y has continued to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and enjoy opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.

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The Happiness Project

We all want to experience more joy and laughter in our hectic and complex world, and to lead a life that is rich, rewarding, and fun. But sometimes, life gets in the way. You can feel burdened by your obligations, anxious from your problems, or dulled by your habits. Sometimes, you are just too exhausted, you get trapped in a cycle, or you feel too overwhelmed. But by managing some of the little things, when the world is so unpredictable, you can feel more like you are flourishing, not just coping. We have some small tips from the experts to share that could make 2024 a little smoother and a little brighter for you.

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Next Gen Fashion - Walk The Line

The Y's Walk the Line fashion event 2023 was a dazzling display of young talent and creativity, this youth run fashion show took over the runway during NZ Fashion Week. The audience was treated to a feast of colours, textures, and shapes, as well as some clever and innovative solutions to fashion challenges. The event was a testament to the passion and potential of our local youth, who proved that they could walk the line with confidence and flair.

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Engaging and Connecting with our Community at The Y

Our Statement of Services reporting connects how our mahi every day positively impacts young people and communities, with the mission of delivering strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Our Statement of Services is a detailed reporting of how we serve, highlighting a snapshot of the positive benefit the Y has made in the community in the last 12 months.

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Giving our children the gift of wonder in our outstanding outdoors

How can we help our kids have a better balance between screens and nature? One of the best things we can do is to encourage them to go outside and explore the natural world. Nature offers many opportunities for kids to grow, learn, and have fun. Check out how The Y is working to ensure all kids get the opportunity to experience the benefits for well-being, belonging, discovery, education and movement in nature. The Y supports outdoor activities and programmes for children of all ages and abilities.

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Fighting for the Dream with Filimaea

The Y is a place where we help others realise their potential, but it doesn't stop with our members! The Y supports our staff to realise their own potential too. Find out more about our amazing lifeguard, Filimaea, and his boxing success.

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Fun with FIFA at The Y

Auckland was one of the host cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, which was the first edition of the tournament to be co-hosted by two countries: Australia and New Zealand. The city buzzed with excitement and anticipation as it welcomed fans from all over the world to celebrate the beautiful game and support their favourite teams. And The Y was part of it all.

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Discovering Your Full Potential: The Y and Outward Bound Partnership

Are you ready to push your limits and discover your full potential? Look no further than the exciting partnership between The Y and Outward Bound in New Zealand. This unique collaboration provides scholarships for The Y employees to attend the renowned Outward Bound courses, where challenge and adventure await in the great outdoors. Find out what this programme offers and hear from some of our staff who have taken part in this life-changing experience.

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Connecting Children to the World Beyond the Classroom at The Y

As a place for all, The Y offers a safe, hospitable and fun environment for everyone, of all ages and cultures, from many locations. School accommodation at The Y provides tamariki with a safe and interactive environment to learn, grow and socialise.

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The Y at the YAPUN Conference- Fostering our future

Here at The Y, we strengthen communities by connecting people to their potential, purpose and each other. In communities across the motu, and across the world, we have the presence and partnerships not only to promise but to deliver positive change. The Y is part of the global Y whanau (in over 120 countries), with global reach, and global learnings, helping us achieve results worldwide.

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Cyclone Gabrielle's destructive pathway through Camp Adair

All of our preparation and planning were no match for the force of Cyclone Gabrielle at The Y Camp Adair

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Why The Y?

Not just great programmes, we're also a fantastic employer. Watch our new video sharing all the great reasons 'Why The Y'

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