Youth Services

Youth service supports taiohi to get the education & employment they need for bright, independent futures.

The mana and wellbeing of our taiohi are at the centre of everything we do. We step in early to help taiohi build their confidence and increase their potential.

How It Works

Youth Payment, for young people aged 16 or 17 who can’t live with their parents or guardians.

Young Parent Payment, for young people aged 16-19 who are the main caregiver for a child.

The NEET (Not in Education, Employment and Training) service, for 16 – 17-year-olds who are either not in education, training or employment, or are at risk of dropping out.

Our focus is on supporting our taiohi into education, training and work-based learning- but we do much more. Our youth coaches provide intensive, tailored support to identify their goals and find the best path to reach them.

Each youth coach works with around 20 taiohi. This gives them the time to get to know the taiohi and their whānau; to understand their unique qualities, strengths and goals, and to tailor realistic plans that move them towards independence.

Youth coaches support their taiohi in the ways they most need it- whether that means giving practical help with housing issues, prepare for job interviews or connecting our taiohi with their local support group. Group work and fun activities, workshops and trips complement one-on-one mentoring.

Our Services

Youth Payment

Youth Payment helps taiohi aged 16 or 17 who can’t live with their parents or guardian and aren’t supported by them or anyone else.

Young Parent Payment

Young Parent Payment helps taiohi aged 16-19 who are responsible for a child.


NEET supports taiohi aged 16 or 17 to stay in school or get back into education if they have left.


Youth Services



Start Date:

Enrolling now



What you need to apply:

Birth Certificate or Passport (we can help with this)


Manukau Campus, 10 Norman Spencer Drive, Manukau 2104
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021 471 617
Ask for Carolyn Riley



Ngahere Communities Ltd,2 Osterley Way - Manukau 2104

Youth Education

Automotive Training

Carpentry & Construction

Computing & Digital Media
Early Childhood Education

Step Up (NCEA L1)

Youth Services

Youth Payment
Young Parent Payment



Preparation for Work

Pacific Peoples

Pasifika Employment & Education


Adult & Community Education

Intensive Literacy & Numeracy

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Contact Us

0800 004 222


10 Norman Spencer Drive, Papatoetoe
Auckland, 2104

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm