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With so much going on at YMCA there is lot's to talk about. Whether its our youth, staff or the people who use us we're sure you'll be impressed.

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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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Local cultural festival honoured with national award

YMCA and the Albert-Eden Local Board have received a national Outstanding Event Award from the New Zealand Recreation Association for the annual Albert-Eden Schools Cultural Festival. 

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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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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 weighs in at New Zealand’s largest health and fitness expo

YMCA, the family-friendly fitness and recreation provider, is set to showcase its programmes and services for the first time at the NZ Fitness and Health Expo, 28-29 October at the ASB Showgrounds

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Tauranga teen wins Walk the Line at NZ Fashion Weekend

Seventeen-year-old Zoe Beck has taken out top honours in the Walk the Line fashion show at New Zealand Fashion Weekend on September 2. 

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YMCA Auckland Annual General Meeting

YMCA Auckland will be holding its annual general meeting on Thursday 5 October. All welcome.

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Aktive support for targeted health programme

A new initiative is helping the South Asian community get active and lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and it’s all thanks to funding provided by Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation for YMCA’s Jumpstart programme. 

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Time out at Camp Adair

For Jake Zalkalnins, a 10 year old from west Auckland, six days at YMCA’s Camp Adair during the winter school holidays was an unforgettable experience that involved nothing more than the simple joy of being a kid.

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Creating healthy habits in early learners

Every parent knows well the daily struggle to get kids to eat their fruit and veggies. Coupled with perceptions regarding cost, preparation time and taste, consuming the recommended three servings of vegetable and two pieces of fruit per day can seem like an insurmountable hurdle for families.

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North Shore teens hit world stage at NZ Fashion Weekend

Twenty North Shore teenagers are taking their event management skills to the world stage as they head to NZ Fashion Weekend to manage the annual Walk the Line runway fashion show on 2 September.

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Spring edition of Community magazine out now!

The Spring edition of YMCA Auckland's Community magazine is out now, and CEO Peter Fergusson has some thoughts on wellbeing. 

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