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July Holiday Programme


Thursday 6th July – Inflatable World
This will be an action-packed morning of climbing, jumping and sliding at New Zealand’s Biggest Indoor Inflatable Playground. We’ll then share some afternoon tea at a local café.

Friday 7th July – Sing and Swim
Singing and swimming, who could ask for anything more? Join us for a morning at Westwave pools, followed by an afternoon of SingStar.



Thursday 13th July – Frozen, the Broadway Musical
Based on the hit Broadway musical, Disney’s Frozen Jr brings to the
live stage the magic that sisters Elsa and Anna experience as they
overcome danger, together. This inspiring show includes all of your
favourite characters, songs and more!

Cost: $125 per day

Waiterimu Farmstay

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th August

Let’s get on the road and enjoy a wonderful
weekend at a peaceful farmhouse surrounded by the scenic hills. We will be road tripping around the neighbouring towns, and seeing all that the area has to offer!


Second Saturday Pizza Party

Saturday 9th September

Second Saturdays are all about the Juniors! Join us at the Recreate Office for a fun morning of party inspired activities, singing and dancing. And of course, pizza for lunch!


Odyssey Sensory Maze

Saturday 16th September

Get lost in a world of a-maze-ment! Odyssey will send you on a journey that will invigorate, indulge and challenge your senses as you travel through 13 different zones with special lighting effects, illusions, unusual sounds and darker
challenging spaces.


Junior Adventure Weekend
at Shakespear Regional Park

Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th December

Come join us at one of our beloved adventure destinations, situated in the magnificent Shakespear Regional Park. This is a great opportunity for challenging yourself, learning new skills, and most importantly, fun!






Monday 3rd July – Sports Day (with Waikato)
Get your game faces on for the Auckland vs Waikato Sports Day. This
will be the battle of the year! Sports will range from basketball to egg
and spoon race and lunch will be provided.

Tuesday 4th July – Archie Brother Arcade and Bowling
Gather round for we have got a programme for you! The Archie
Brothers arcade has got games, bowling, VR, bumper cars and so much more. Roll up, roll up! The Circus is in town!

Wednesday 5th July – Livewire Superpark
Inflatable Park, trampoline park and playground all in one place?
Livewire Superpark has got you! Bounce away the day with us as we
enjoy the multi-activity entertainment centre with friends!

Thursday 6th July – Cat Cafe
Come along for a CATerrific and fluffy filled day as we meet some
cute fur-friends. It will definitely be a PAWWsome day you won’t
want to miss out on!

Friday 7th July – Paper Crafts
Join us for a relaxing day filled with creativity! Open your imagination
and show us your skills in painting, colouring and origami. Then take
all your amazing crafts home with you!


Monday 10th July – Midwinter Christmas
How many days until Christmas? Too many! So let’s have a Mid-
Winter Christmas party. Join us for a day of Christmas crafts, food
and fun.

Tuesday 11th July – Tennis and Tacos
Let’s have an ace time as we shoot to the courts. Following with a
spec-taco-ular lunch by the marina as well as a deserved treat after
sweating it out!

Wednesday 12th July – A Mad Tea Party
Don’t be late for this very important date! You are invited to the
Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Tea Party! Bring your best Mad
Hatter and meanest Queen of Hearts as this will be merriest of
unbirthday parties. If you don’t then it’ll be off with your head!

Thursday 13th July – Popstar for a Day
This day is all about unleashing your inner popstar. Come dressed
in your best outfit as we hit the CBD for a photoshoot. We’ll then
spend the afternoon showcasing our singing and dancing skills.

Friday 14th July – No Holiday Programme due to Matariki
Public Holiday

$125 per day

Waitomo Caves Getaway

Friday 4th – Sunday 6th August

We’re going underground! Come along as we explore the beautiful Waitomo Caves. We’ll meander on a boat through the caves and experience the magical glow worms. We’ll also visit the Avarian conservatory and maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of a famous native bird.


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Mangawhai Heads
Short Break

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August

Come and join us in the beautiful Mangawhai Heads for a fun, relaxing weekend. There are plenty of markets, cafes and beaches to explore. This will be a weekend to remember!


Mount Maunganui Getaway


Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August

Let’s escape the Auckland winter and spend the weekend enjoying New Zealand’s most beautiful beach, Mount Maunganui. There are so many things to explore like the markets and of course the beach. We can’t wait to get this Getaway started!


Motutapu Island
Youth Camp

Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th October

Motutapu Camp is on an isolated island in the Hauraki Gulf. We will be set out by boat for a few awesome days of high ropes, climbing, abseiling, challenges, stand-up paddleboarding and of course, our amazing Youth Camp talent show!


Youth and Young Adult


15-35 YEARS


Every first friday of the month (excluding school holidays) we will be hosting youth and young adults here at Recreate. We love these events at our very own HQ, so lets make the most of it! You won’t want to miss this!

First Friday Circus Night

Friday 4th August

This Friday evening, we will transform the
Recreate Offices into our very own circus. We will be dressing up as our favourite circus acts and partaking in awesome carnival games!

First Friday 
Recreates Got Talent

Friday 1st September

Back by popular demand, it’s Recreates Got
Talent! Time to get practicing your skills and strut your stuff in front of the crew! We have it all going, singing, dancing, music, comedy and so much more! Even if you don’t want to perform this is still the night for you!


Lake Tarawera

Artistic Retreat


Friday 18th – Sunday 20th August

This Getaway is perfect for our artistic
Recreate crew. We will be exploring the
geothermal landscape of this incredible region to gather inspiration. Then we will collaborate with The Arts Village in Rotorua to create awesome artwork to take home!


Lads Club Piha Canyoning


Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th August

This will be an adventure to remember for the Lads! We love the West Coast, and after a few months of no access to Piha, we are stoked to get back there. The awesome guides from AWOL Canyoning will lead the way through the Piha Canyon, followed by an overnight stay at the Waitakere hut.


Girls Club Mother/
Daughter Day


Saturday 16th September

Show your curious mother a Girls Club!
Join us for a Saturday morning with friends,
crafts, and collaborative dining. Don’t miss this unforgettable programme!

$90 (Cost for Parent/Caregiver Included)

Toy Story Concert


Saturday 23rd September

We are travelling to infinity and beyond with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for Toy Story in concert. Prior to the concert we will enjoy a lovely lunch at a local restaurant, yee-haw!



FIFA Women’s World Cup:
USA vs Vietnam

Saturday 22nd July

Head to the mighty Eden Park with us as the FIFA Women’s World will be a historic event on multiple levels. We will be catching USA vs Vietnam, this is an event you’d want to witness!


Live Ice Hockey Game

Saturday 29th July

We are off to catch an exciting game of the
Botany Swarm vs West Auckland Admirals live in action, followed by some yummy dinner together!



Rainbows End

Saturday 12th August

A crowd favourite back by popular demand! We will spend our whole Saturday on Auckland’s favourite rides, like the Log Flume, Fearfall and more.


Snow Planet Ski and Snow


Saturday 19th August

Winter is here! Yet we won’t let the cold
get in our way of enjoying some good oldfashioned fun. Come along to Snowplanet to do some tubing and tobogganing in Winter Wonderland. To warm ourselves up after such frosty fun we’ll grab a cup of hot chocolate.


Midweek Quiet Zone


Wednesday 30th August

This evening is all about relaxing and enjoying quiet time. Join us for some crafting with friends. Followed by a yummy dinner together.

Please note: this programme is catered to
those who prefer a quiet time when socialising and those who can experience sensory overload.



Girls Club NZ Fashion
Week Urban

Saturday 2nd September

Girls Club Fashion Week Urban returns,
bringing New Zealand fashion and designers. Join us for a day of style, art, and all the fashion-related goodness. Friends, front-row seats, and runway action await!


Queenstown Getaway

Tuesday 25th – Friday 28th July

What an beautiful time of the year to be in
Queenstown, Central Otago! Be sure to pack your winter coat or jacket, and lets experience this magical part of the country together.

Cost: $768 + flights

Young Adults


July Holiday Programme


Monday 3rd July – Bowling and Bagels
Are you pin it to win it? Bowl-lieve us, you don’t want to miss out on the perfect combo of Bowling and enjoying bagels together.

Tuesday 4th July – Scavenger Hunt and Mystery Lunch
Explore Auckland city to look for clues whilst we go on a scavenger hunt and enjoy a mystery lunch together!

Wednesday 5th July – Dance Day
Get your dancing shoes on because it’s time to get footloose! Whether you like ballet or jazz, we’re going to celebrate dancing by grooving the day away!


Monday 10th July – Recreate Bake Off
Come whisk us for a day of creativity and testing your baking skills!
Recreate are hosting their own version of the Great Kiwi Bake Off.
Compete in fun baking challenges, and best of all, taste everyone’s
delicious creations!

Tuesday 11th July – Maritime Museum and Cafe
Yo ho, yo ho! We’re off on a deep dive to New Zealand’s heritage
history of ocean voyage and immigration. Explore everything from the expeditions of our Polynesian ancestors to the modern sport of boat racing. Watch out for the canon for it’ll go BANG on the hour!

Wednesday 12th July – Opshop Hopping
Join us for a day of treasure hunting as we go exploring some of
Auckland’s most popular op-shops. Shopping can be exhausting of course, so let’s also enjoy lunch at a local café.

$125 per day

Cambridge Short Break


Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September

Join us for a weekend in the town of “Trees and Champions”, otherwise known as Cambridge. This will be a fun-filled weekend exploring the town’s beautiful heritage, leafy streets, and the Grassroots Trusts Velodrome!


Tutukaka Coast Getaway

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September

We’re heading up north to celebrate the
beginning of spring and warmer weather! With the multiple stunning beaches in the area, we will be able to explore some of the best coasts that NZ has to offer!



Mothers Retreat Weekend

22nd - 24th September

Mothers! It is your turn to take a break, enjoy the stunning views, food, and activities that our Mothers Retreat Weekend has to offer. Spend the weekend away meeting other mums, rejuvenating, relaxing, and pampering yourself!


Mid Week Opportunities


Life Skills Social Club

Wednesdays, 26th July - 20th September (9 weeks)
9am-4pm each week

Ready to learn how to plan your own social activities? Group
activities improve your communication skills and relationships
with others. We’ll be focusing on forming friendships, having fun
and learning how to organise our social lives. Come and discover
some new ones with us!

Cost: $1125


Recreate on the Move

Thursdays, 27th July – 21st September (9 weeks)
9:30am-4:30pm each week

On the Move is all about living an active and healthy life! This Life
Skills module focuses on learning healthy habits and having
fun getting active. This may include rafting, martial arts, dancing,
or trampolining. Each new activity will give our young people a
chance to discover interests that lead them into a sustainable
active lifestyle.

Cost: $1125

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MOXIE stands for Meaningful
Opportunities X’ing Into

MOXIE is a series of projects that provide
meaningful work experience that you could get
involved with! MOXIE has two distinct offerings:

Internal MOXIE
are led by
Recreate NZ facilitators
and are designed to grow
soft and hard skills for the


When the young person expresses interest in pursuing paid
employment, we can provide placement opportunities through
our external MOXIE programmes. We ensure young people
are given the opportunity to showcase their skills over a period
of time, therefore eliminating existing misconceptions around

Within the education stream at Recreate NZ, our expectation
is that young people develop skills in order to progress through
to other opportunities. Over the coming year we will be
developing an outcomes tool to track the growth of individuals
through MOXIE programmes. This will help ensure achievements
are celebrated and people are moving on to other challenges as
MOXIE skills are accomplished. We love to see trainees continue
development in other areas of their lives, as well as new young
people coming through to give MOXIE opportunities a go.
To cater to the need for mid-week social connections, we
have created Life Skills Social Club (see above left). This full
day offering is for young people to continue learning through
creative and social means.

If you wish to express interest or want more information, please
get in touch with us at

MOXIE Work Placements

As mentioned in the MOXIE introduction to
the left, we are working with employers and
potential employers to create a shared vision of success for our young people. This is done through a step-by-step process, with hands on support from Recreate NZ.

At the end of the formal work placement, the intention is for the
young person to gain permanent, part-time employment. We have
seen great success in the past few years, and we are very keen to
keep growing this exciting and dynamic stream of Recreate.
Please note: we cannot guarantee immediate work placements.
MOXIE training is arranged with employers as opportunities arise.
Placements are then matched with appropriate trainees based on
interests, skill, location, and shift times. We will do our best to find
work for all who are interested, but suggest you continue your own
investigations too.

If you have completed other Recreate programmes and believe you’re ready for paid employment, please express your interest to Josephine Siggaard by emailing
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Life Skills Full Course

Thursdays, 27th July – 21st of September (9 weeks)
9:30am–4:30pm each week

Life Skills is a self-directed course where we come together
as a group, supported by our Recreate facilitator, to create a
programme focusing on your goals. We cover a variety of practical
skills such as cooking, fitness and public transport. Life Skills is all
about gaining more independence and living a happy
and healthy life.

Cost: $1125

Product Making Group

Tuesdays, 25th July - 19th September (9 weeks)
9am-2pm each week

This team will be making delicious product from the fruit and
veggies grown in the Recreate Garden and they will be making
these at the Gribblehurst Hub kitchen! This will include preserving,
pickling, making jams and more. This programme will develop
kitchen skills, recipe knowledge, kitchen safety and working with

Cost: $675
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Waiau Pa Horticulture
Maintenance Group

Tuesdays, 25th July - 19th September (9 weeks)
9am-4pm each week

The group will be out in Waiau Pa, tending to a beautiful feijoa
and multi fruit orchard. This group will look to develop work
skills that can then be used in later life. Participants of this
group will learn how to use specific equipment (mower, wood
splitter and garden tools). There is also a focus on increasing
health and safety awareness and team building skills.

Cost: $1125

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Kumeu Orchard

Wednesdays, 26th July - 20th September (9 weeks)
9am-4pm each week

This group goes out once per week to the Kumeu Orchard and
look to develop work skills that can then be used in later life.
Participants learn how to take care of a lemon orchard and learn
how to use specific equipment (mower, ride-on and garden tools),
pick fruit and maintain trees. There is also a focus on increasing
health and safety awareness and team building skills.

Cost: $1125
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Mid Weeks
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