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AUCKLAND

JUNIOR / 10-15 YEARS

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December Holiday Programme

Thursday 15th December - Jump!
Jump into the day with excitement as we head to one of Recreates
favourite activities, Jump! Bounce the day away, jump into the foam pit and even take on their ninja course!


Friday 16th December - Butterfly Creek*
We’re off to Butterfly Creek, a zoo of reptiles, insects, animals, and
critters. I even hear that a dinosaur marches on these grounds! With a giant saltwater croc at the park, we’ll be coming face to face with some of the world’s most prehistoric animals!


1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity cost

Junior Adventure Weekend
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2nd - 4th December


Come and join us at one of our beloved adventure destinations, situated in the stunning Shakespear Regional Park. This adventure weekend is perfect for challenging yourself, learning new skills, and most importantly, having fun! Buckle in for some exciting activities and challenges!


3 carer support days + $150 Deposit

Breakfast and Bowling
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Saturday 18th February


Come along for a day filled with socialising!
We will spend the morning sharing a meal with friends, then the group will take on the challenge of being the first to get a strike!


½ carer support day + $30 deposit

Whangaparaoa Adventure
Weekend
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Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April


Come and join us for an exciting experience at the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula. This adventure weekend will help develop team bonding through brilliant interactive challenges. Let’s learn some new skills and most
importantly, have some fun!


3 carer support days + $150 deposit

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January Holiday Programme

WEEK ONE


Thursday 19th January - Potters Park and Picnic
Let’s take on the Potters Park water playground! Bring along your togs and sunblock for a day filled with splashing fun!


Friday 20th January - Beach Adventure
Spend the day relaxing with friends as we head to the beach! A day
filled with sunshine, games, and swimming, so come and join us for a beautiful day out.


WEEK TWO


Thursday 26th January - Pool Day
Grab your togs and prepare for an epic day out. Join us as we head to the pools for a fun day of swimming with friends!


Friday 27th January - Kiwi Valley
Join us as we head out to Kiwi valley in Henderson. A fun day awaits
full of riding ponies, competing in a maze race, feeding animals, enjoying a train ride and much more!


1 carer support day + $20 deposit

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Easter Crafts!

Sunday 5th March


Come along for a day filled of chocolate crafts! We will be spending the day making all things Easter themed, including making our own chocolate Easter Eggs!


½ carer support day + $10 deposit

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Manukau Heads Short Break

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March


We are so excited to spend the weekend there with a great bunch. Join us for a wonderful trip around the beautiful Manukau Heads region, where the beach and neighbouring areas provides us with infinite possibilities for activities
and downtime.


3 carer support days + $150 deposit

JUNIOR
YOUTH

YOUTH / 15-25 YEARS

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December
Holiday Programme

WEEK ONE


Monday 12th December - Hamilton Gardens
Come and join us for a beautiful walk and explore an enchanting
world of secret gardens. Transport yourself through time and to the
different corners of the world.
Tuesday 13th December - Devonport Day and Ice Cream
Devonport is always such a treat to visit! We will be enjoying one of
the latest flicks at the cinema and then check out the sights before
heading back to Recreate.
Wednesday 14th December - Hobbiton*
We are setting off to check out a fan favourite… Hobbiton! Put on
your adventure pants as we go visit the sensational set of Lord of the
Rings and Hobbiton! This will be a fun day so bring your cameras, it
will be worth it!
Thursday 15th December - Lavender Farm and Cafe
Lavender is in full bloom this season! We’ll spend the morning
picking flowers and enjoying the floral scents of the lavenders. After
a lovely morning of lavender picking, we’ll head to the cafe to enjoy a
relaxing coffee. This picturesque destination will make you want to an abundance of photos.
Friday 16th December - Maraetai Beach Day
Spend the day relaxing with friends as we head out East to the
stunning Mareatai! A day filled with sunshine, swimming, and good
vibes. So come and join us for a beautiful day out.


WEEK TWO


Monday 19th December - Parakai Pools and BBQ
Come along for a day full of fun and sun! Take on the epic water sides at Parakai or chill out in the hot pools. Then enjoy a BBQ lunch with friends.
Tuesday 20th December - Rainbows End*
Join us for a fun willed day at Rainbows End! A place where the fun
never ends! Get ready as we will be having a full-on day of thrills,
laughs and great fun!
Wednesday 21st December - Water Obstacle Course
Let’s take on the Blow-up Obstacle Course! Enjoy the giant water
slides, water bouncing castle and race your friends to the end of the
course! Then enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach.


1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity cost

WEEK ONE


Wednesday 11th January - Shakespear Regional Park
Flop on the beach and soak up the sunshine, with an option to walk across the stunning farmland and through native bush to panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf and surrounding islands.


Thursday 12th January - Archery Day
Enjoy a fantastic day in the park shooting at multiple targets using the weapons of yesteryear! Feel the strength of the bow and the power of the arrow. This day is going to be a fun one so get ready, aim and fire!


Friday 13th January - Botanical Gardens and Picnic
Home to more than 10,000 plants from around the world, come and take a stroll through the gardens and relax your senses. Then, enjoy a picnic with friends amongst the stunning surroundings.

 

WEEK TWO


Monday 16th January - Sheep World
Let’s check out all the marvellous farm animals Sheep World has to offer for us! Experience the wonderful shows they have planned for us!


Tuesday 17th January - Goats Island Snorkelling and Education
Centre*

To start the week, we will be taking a trip up Leigh to check out its beautiful beach. If the weather permits, we will be heading out in the water for some snorkelling to see some amazing sea creatures.


Wednesday 18th January - Auckland Zoo
Come along and discover something new! Learn about all your favourite animals, see them being fed, listen to live zookeeper talks and enjoy up close interactions with the wildlife!


Thursday 19th January - Clevedon and Ice Cream
Summer is here and so is Recreate! Come and join us for a beautiful day out at Clevedon. We will explore the town, hang out with friends, and enjoy a yummy ice cream after.


Friday 20th January - Donkey Farm in Leigh
We’re off to the scenic location of Leigh, we will meander through the
beautiful land filled with nature and what better to compliment those
glorious views than donkeys.


WEEK THREE


Monday 23rd January - Bubble Soccer*
Prepare yourself for lots of laughs as we play a fun game of bubble soccer with friends. Come along and get involved with the different challenges!


Tuesday 24th January - Water Obstacle Course
Let’s take on the Blow-up Obstacle Course! Enjoy the giant water slides, water bouncing castle and race your friends to the end of the course! Then enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach.


Wednesday 25th January - Tree Adventure*
We will be heading to a Recreate favourite, the Woodhill Forests Adventures Park. Where we will put our skills to the test and work as a team to challenge our balance to bring out our inner monkey.


Thursday 26th January - Strawberry Picking
A day full of fun, sun, and strawberries. Come along and join us for an exciting day out picking your own fresh delicious strawberries.


Friday 27th January - SUP and Kayaking Day
The days are getting hotter, and the water is calling. This is the perfect time for some kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding! We’re sure to make a splash this summer.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity cost

Mangawhai Short Break
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Friday 17th – Sunday 19th March


Get ready for a relaxing weekend in the
lovely town of Mangawhai! We will be taking this opportunity to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. With options to explore local beaches, markets, and Bennett’s chocolate shop.


3 carer support days + $150 deposit

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Kaiaua Getaway

Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April


A beautiful weekend away to Kaiaua promises to be a new and exciting Getaway for Recreate. Staying in the beautiful beachside community, we will be road tripping around the district, and seeing all that Hunua and
Thames have to offer.


3 carer support days + $150 deposit

National Youth Camp
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Tuesday 11 – Friday 14th April


It’s that time again for our annual National
Youth Camp! We will be hosting all other
regions in 2023, featuring a range of activities including a waterslide, a confidence course, team games and of course the ever-popular camp concert! Come hang out with friends old and new, and create some lasting memories with us.


4 carer support days + $240 deposit

Youth and Young Adult

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

15-35 YEARS

FIRST
FRIDAY!

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!

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First Friday Musical Night

Friday 3rd February

Come and dress up your favourite musical
character as we celebrate the greatest musicals! Boogie to your favourite musical tracks, share a lovely dinner with friends and enjoy a classic film together.

½ carer support day + $10 deposit
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First Friday Quiz Night

Friday 3rd March


It’s time for a First Friday quiz night! Make
your own team or come along and join one!
We will be battling through all the categories to find out the ultimate quiz masters.


½ carer support day +$10 deposit

Golf and Lunch

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LADS CLUB

Saturday 11th February


Lads, let’s get this par-tee started! Come
along for a fun day of golf. We are heading to a driving range, followed by a delicious meal out.


1 carer support day + $40 deposit

Have a go day: Watersports!

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Saturday 11th February


Ever wanted to give kayaking or stand-up
paddleboarding a go? Now is your chance!
We have a lesson booked for a fun morning of experiential learning in the water. Come along and try this new activity.


½ carer support day + $50 deposit

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GIRLS CLUB

Kaimai Girls Club Retreat

Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th February


This is a Girls Club Getaway like no other!
The retreat, located at a lodge that rests
quietly in the heart of a lush forest, is a space that’s full of surprises. We can walk along the stream to discover a waterfall and natural pools, enjoy a forest bonfire, and see glow worms light up the forest, not to mention the rest of the activities we have planned. This is a trip away you won’t want to miss.


4 carer support days + $250 deposit

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LADS CLUB

Cooks Beach Getaway

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February


It’s that time of year lads, get ready for a
weekend getaway… kiwi bach style! We are heading to Cooks Beach for some good ol’ BBQ meals, trips to the beach and quality time with mates.


3 carer support days + $150 deposit

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Waitemata Harbour Tour

Saturday 4th March


Ahoy! Recreate is taking on the sea, we are heading off for a boat tour of the Auckland Harbour. Come along and experience a new view of our beautiful Auckland City.


½ carer support day + $75 deposit

Surfs Up!

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Saturday 25th March


After a successful beginner surfing adventure last summer, this is a must do for this year! Come along and have a lesson with our friends from Adventure Specialties who can help us lean to surf!


1 carer support day +$50 deposit

Moturoa Island Getaway

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Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st March


Pack your bags… this is a new and exciting
opportunity to explore Moturoa Island, a
private haven in the Bay of Islands! Crystal
clear waters, rich green forests, and exotic
wilderness, this is a trip you won’t want to miss.


4 carer support days + $200 deposit

Waihi Summer Getaway
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Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th January


It’s time for a beachside retreat to the
wonderful Waihi! Let’s soak up the sun and all this region has for us to explore. Get ready for walks, beach games, BBQs and more!


4 carer support days + $200 deposit

Pizza in the Park
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Thursday 2nd February


Come along for a sunset pizza picnic in
Cornwall Park. We will bring our favourite
sports games for a fun evening: cricket, soccer, frisbee, tag and more!


½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Quiet Zone

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Saturday 4th February


Join us to enjoy some quiet time with friends. We will be relaxing with some crafts, and a shared lunch together.
Please note: this programme is catered to those who prefer a quiet time when socialising and those can experience sensory overload.


½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Coromandel Short Break

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Saturday 18th – Monday 20th February


It’s the perfect time to experience all that the Coromandel has to offer. We’ll be soaking up those rays, chilling on the beach, exploring the wilderness and enjoying the local scenery. It’s going to be a relaxing weekend.


3 carer support days + $150 deposit

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Wharepapa Climbing

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February


Suit up for an epic adventure learning to rock climb outdoors at Wharepapa crag in the Waikato! This trip will teach you new skills while having great views with special glamping accommodation!


4 carer support days + $200 deposit

Whangarei Adventure
Forest

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Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th March


We’re going climbing in the forest! No matter if you’re a tree hugger or a dare devil, this trip will leave you feeling exhilarated. We’ll be using high ropes to climb trees in the forest, where there are courses suitable for all levels. In our downtime we’ll relax at the beach and
explore all that Whangarei has to offer.


3 carer support days + $200 deposit

Mindfulness and Relaxation

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Saturday 18th March


This Urban has been such a success, we have decided to continue! We will be activating our mindfulness superpower and relaxing in a chill environment, followed by a lovely lunch together.


½ carer support day +$20 deposit

Paint and Sip

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GIRLS CLUB

Saturday 25th March


Let’s get our hands dirty and enjoy a day of getting art inspired! The day will be spent enjoying the day getting immersed in artistic creation by visiting art galleries and enjoying a paint and sip session where you are provided with everything, you’ll need to create your masterpiece.


1 carer support day +$85 deposit

Young Adults

YOUNG ADULTS / 25-35 YEARS

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December Holiday Programme

WEEK ONE

Monday 12th December - Stardome and Picnic
We’ll be paying a trip to the exciting Auckland Stardome to learn more about our Solar System, outer space, and the world we live in. Afterwards, we will be enjoying some yummy lunch together!


Tuesday 13th December - Beach and Picnic Day
Summer is finally here!! Let’s head out together and enjoy a day at the beach with friends, sharing food, games, and laughs. Bring along your togs and sunblock for an enjoyable day at the beach.


Wednesday 14th December - Hobbiton*
Come along and spend the day adventuring through the Lord of the Rings Movie set! Experience first-hand what it’s like to live in the hobbit houses and learn more about the awesome movie set and production.


WEEK TWO


Monday 19th December - Parakai Pools and BBQ
It’s summertime! Join us as we head to Parakai Pools for a fun day of swimming with friends. Enjoy the awesome water slide, and to top it off we will have a BBQ to enjoy together.


Tuesday 20th December - Rainbows End*
Get off the couch and get climbing! We’ll be heading off to Rocket Ropes, a high ropes playground where you can test your climbing skills. This will be a day to remember!


Wednesday 21st December - Water Obstacle Course
Let’s take on the Blow-up Obstacle Course! Enjoy the giant water slides, water bouncing castle and race your friends to the end of the course! Then enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach.

Cost: 1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*Higher deposit of $30 due to higher activity cost

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January Holiday Programme

WEEK ONE


Wednesday 11th January - Botanic Gardens and Picnic
Lets go exploring! Come along for a day filled with stunning garden walks, learning about native plants and enjoying the outdoors! Then share a lovely picnic with friends.


Thursday 12th January - BBQ at Parakai Pools!
Come along for a day full of soaking up the sun! Take on the epic water sides at Parakai or chill out in the hot pools. Then enjoy a BBQ lunch with friends.


Friday 13th January - SUP and Kayaking Day
The days are getting hotter, and the water is calling. This is the perfect time for some kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding! We’re sure to make a splash this summer.

 

WEEK TWO


Monday 16th January - D&D and Board Games*
Let us go forth on this adventurous day for a mischievous game of Dungeons and Dragons. Let your imaginations go wild for we are delving into stories of dragons, unicorns, space pirates, vampires, zombies, or whatever your mind can conjure. Nerds unite!


Tuesday 17th January - Long Bay and BBQ
Spend the day relaxing with friends as we head to the beach! We will head to one of Auckland’s finest beaches to catch some rays, BBQ and chill out.


Wednesday 18th January - Duder Regional Park
Get ready for some awesome 360-degree views. This park is a little-known gem! We will be going for a little scenic hike and soaking up the beautiful scenery.


WEEK THREE


Monday 23rd January - Bubble Soccer
Get ready to bounce around with a with an exciting game of bubble soccer where we will have fun challenges to complete!


Tuesday 24th January - Water Obstacle Course
Let’s take on the Blow-up Obstacle Course! Enjoy the giant water slides, water bouncing castle and race your friends to the end of the course! Then enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach.


Wednesday 25th January - North Shore Beach Hopping Day
Come along for a day of beach hopping! We are going to make our way around the stunning North Shore Beaches. Enjoy a swim with some friends and then share a lunch together at the beach

Cost: 1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*Higher deposit of $30 due to higher activity cost

Cambridge Getaway

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Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th February


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!


3 carer support days + $150 deposit

Karangahake Gorge

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Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March


The Karangahake Gorge is a spectacular sight to behold and an even more amazing place to explore. We’ll trek through the forests, wander through dark tunnels, explore the abandoned gold mines and railways, find hidden waterfalls,
and maybe even find some gold on the way!


3 carer support days + $150 deposit

Mid Week Opportunities

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS / 15-35 YEARS 

Life Skills Social Club

Wednesdays, 22nd February – 5th April (7 weeks)
9am-4pm each week


Need some work (experience) life balance and ready to learn
how to plan your own social activities? Group activities can
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. Hobbies and activities
are so important for a well-rounded life. Come and
discover some new ones with us!


7 carer support days + $140 deposit

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Recreate On The Move

Thursdays, 23rd February – 6th April (7 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, boxing, going to the
gym, yoga, or trampolining. Each new activity will give our young
people a chance to discover interests that lead them into a
sustainable active lifestyle.


7 carer support days + $140 deposit

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Moxie
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MOXIE stands for Meaningful
Opportunities X’ing Into
Employment.


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

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

 

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
disability.

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 Jesse Petersen, jesse@recreate.org.nz

Oratia Gardening Group

Wednesdays, 8th February - 5th April *except 15th
ebruary
(8 weeks)
9am-4pm each week

We have started the development of our beautiful Oratia garden.
This group will continue with the development and will be planting,
growing, harvesting, and looking after vegetables and plants! This
programme will offer opportunities to develop work skills, learn
about taking care of plants and vegetables, use gardening equipment,
garden safety, team building and working with others.

8 carer support days + $80 deposit
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MOXIE Northern Orchard Group

Expressions of interest

Tuesdays, 7th February- 4th April *except 14th February (8 weeks)
9am-4pm each week

Community is back! Northern Auckland participants can come along
and join us for community-based activities that help you gain work
skills and experience within your own community. This will include
voluntary days, community-based activities, and educational day trips.

Please book on this group if you live in the Northshore and beyond.

4 carer support days + $80 deposit
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Life Skills Full Course

Thursdays, 23rd February – 6th April (7 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 including cooking, public transport, fitness, money handling,
household jobs etc. Life Skills is all about gaining
more independence and living a healthy and
happy life.


7 carer support days + $140 deposit

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Product Making Group

Tuesdays, 7th February - 4th April
*except 14th February (8 weeks)
9am-2pm each week

Thursdays, 9th February - 6th April
*except 16th February (8 weeks)
9am-2pm each week

This team will be making delicious product from the fruit and veges
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 others.

4 carer support days + $80 deposit
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Waiau Pa Horticulture
Maintenance Group


Tuesdays, 7th February - 4th April *except 14th
February (8 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.


8 carer support days + $80 deposit

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Kumeu Orchard

Wednesdays, 8th February - 5th April *except 15th
February
(8 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 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.

8 carer support days + $80 deposit
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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 moxie@recreate.org.nz.
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