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AUCKLAND

We have moved! We are now at
630c Great South Road, Ellerslie

JUNIOR / 10-15 YEARS

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July Holiday Programme

9am-4pm

Thursday 11th July – Sing and Swim

Singing and swimming, who could ask for anything more? Join us for a day of swimming and karaoke.

 

Friday 12th July – Let’s get Despicable

Despicable Me 4 is coming out in cinemas. Join us for a day of movies, crafts and fun with friends.

Thursday 18th July– Hamilton Zoo

We are heading down to the exciting Hamilton Zoo! Enjoy the diverse range of animals and immersive exhibits that the Zoo has to offer!

*Southern meeting point available  

 

Friday 19th July – Jump West Day

Leap 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!

*Massey/Westgate meeting point available


Cost: $150 per day

Drummers Delight
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Saturday 10th August

9am - 1pm 

 

Do you like music? Are you the next Mick Fleetwood? Come and make some noise and express yourself at a drumming workshop!

$100

 Junior Jumanji Day 
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Sunday 15th September

1pm – 5pm

 

Grab your hats and binoculars, we're going on a safari! Get ready to meet crocodiles, monkeys, and maybe a Kiwi! Buckle up and hold on tight because it's time to unleash your inner animal explorer!

 

$100

Mangawhai Short Break
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Friday 30th August – Saturday 1st September

 

Come along and find out what the beautiful Mangawhai Heads has to offer! This will be a fun-filled weekend where we connect with friends, explore the stunning natural landscape, and make long lasting memories.

 

$650

JUNIOR
YOUTH

YOUTH / 15-25 YEARS

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July
Holiday
Programme


9am-4pm

WEEK ONE

Monday 8th July – West: Dance Day Youth

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!

*Massey/Westgate meeting point available

 

Tuesday 9th July – Baking and Board Games

Come whisk us for a fun, creative, puzzling day. We will be baking delicious treats and getting into some fun board games!

 

Wednesday 10th July  – Minigolf and Movies

Let’s begin our day catching the latest movie at the cinema and then get ready for some friendly competition at minigolf with friends!

 

Thursday 11th July   – Inside Out Mindfulness  

Join us for a day of mindfulness fun. We will be going to see Inside Out 2 in cinemas and learning all about how to use mindfulness for relaxation.

 

Friday 12th July – Chelsea Sugar Factory

Jump in the van, we’re heading to the iconic Chelsea Sugar Factory! We will learn how sugar is made, sample their delicious syrups and see the wondrous sugar mountain.


WEEK TWO

Monday 15th July – Laser Tag Youth Edition

Are you ready for a challenge? Let’s dive into an exhilarating game of Laser Tag. Outwit, outrun, and outshoot your rivals to claim ultimate victory!

 

Tuesday 16th July – West: Sports Day Youth

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Get your game faces on for the Auckland Sports Day. Sports will range from basketball to egg and spoon race.

*Massey/Westgate meeting point available

 

Wednesday 17th July – Midwinter Christmas

How many days until Christmas? Too Many! So, let’s have a mid-winter Christmas party! Join us for a fun day of Christmas crafts and treats.

 

Thursday 18th July – Hamilton Zoo

Come along for a day full of adventure as we head down to Hamilton Zoo. Enjoy the drive and discover all of your favourite animals at the zoo!

*Southern meeting point available

 

Friday 19th July – Harry Potter Day

Calling all Witches and Wizards! Come dressed in your Hogwarts uniform for a fun day of crafts, magic and of course movies.


$150 per day

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MOXIE
Winter Series

Welcoming anyone new to MOXIE as well as previous trainees/experts! Join us for a taster of Recreate NZ’s employment skills programmes (MOXIE) over the holiday/summer period! Learning about professional relationships, team building, workplace behaviours and lots of practical skills for home and work life.

All programmes start at the Ellerslie office & youth space plus 1 pick-up location for Kumeu & Waiau Pa if needed.

 

Wednesday 10th July

Our Harvest Product Group

 

Tuesday 23rd July

Waiau Pa Garden & Orchard

 

Wednesday 24th July

Kumeu Orchard


$150 per day

Camp Epworth
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Tuesday 16th July – Friday 19th July

 

We will be venturing down to the mighty Waikato for four days of jam-packed fun at Camp Epworth. We will be partnering with some awesome outdoor providers to take part in high ropes, archery, flying fox, kayaking and much more! This is an awesome opportunity to reach new heights and make long-lasting friendships.

 

$800

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Cambridge Wellness Retreat

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August

 

The Quaint town of Cambridge is the perfect location for our weekend of wellness. We will do some yoga, meditation, get into nature for walks and visit an alpaca farm.

 

$650

Kauaeranga Valley Short Break
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Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September

 

Join us for a relaxing weekend away to Kauaeranga Valley. We will be staying in a gorgeous home nestled on the Kauaeranga River, and road tripping around the district, seeing all that the area has to offer!

 

$650

Vitamin Sea Getaway
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Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August

 

Do you love the beach and becoming one with nature? For this weekend we will be based in Mangawhai Heads, but will venture to neighbouring towns to explore waterfalls, markets and Ti Point Reptile Park.  

 

$650

Camp Morely Youth Camp
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Tuesday 1st October – Friday 4th October

Attention all campers! We will be heading to Camp Morely for our October Youth Camp, located in beautiful Clarks Beach. This will be an awesome 4-days of kayaking, bottle rockets, sports games, team building and much more. And let’s not forget our favourite Youth Camp Talent Show!

 

$850

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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Retro Rewind Night

 

Friday 2nd August

5:00pm – 9:00pm

Get ready to step back in time with fun funky beats, disco dancing and games. Don’t miss the ultimate flashback experience. Come dressed in your best retro outfit!

 

$75

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Recreate’s Got Talent

Friday 6th September

5pm – 9pm

 

A major highlight of the Recreate year is back!  We cannot wait to see your amazing dancing, singing, comedy and more. This is going to be an unforgettable night.

 

$75

Girls Club: Bowling, Burgers and Bonding
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GIRLS CLUB

Thursday 1st August

4pm–9pm

 Lower support needs due to ratio.

Enjoy a fun-filled day of bowling, savour tasty burgers, and bond with friends. Join us for a memorable outing packed with excitement and great food!

 

$100

Northland Adventure

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Sunday 30th June – Wednesday 3rd July

 

This jam-packed, four-day getaway is taking place just before the upcoming holiday period. We will base ourselves in beautiful Matapouri and we will explore Aotearoa’s rich history all around Northland. This will be an unforgettable road trip!

 

$850

Lads Club Rotorua Getaway

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LADS CLUB

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August

Lads, lads, lads! Grab your pillows, and nose plugs, it’s time for a fun weekend away in the Sulphur City, Rotorua. Let’s explore this beautiful city and all that it has to offer!  

 

$650

Quiet Zone Morning
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Saturday 3rd August

9am–1pm

 

Join us for a relaxing morning, beginning with some fun art activities, games and then enjoying a delicious shared lunch, as you chill and hangout at our Recreate office!

*Please note that this programme is catered to those who prefer a quieter environment or experience sensory overload. 

 

$75

Special Screening: All Blacks vs Argentina

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Saturday 10th August

5:30pm–9:30pm 

 

Join us in the new Recreate office for a special screening of the All Blacks vs Argentina game. We’ll enjoy dinner then show the game on our big projector screen.

$75

Mātauranga Māori Day

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Saturday 17th August

 

Kia ora and haere mai! Come along to celebrate Māori culture in Aotearoa. This will be a day of new learnings and awesome immersive cultural experiences as we venture around Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).

 

$150

Wholesome Auckland Day

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Sunday 11th August

9am–4pm

Today is all about enjoying the good things in life. For this wholesome day in Auckland we will be going bowling, enjoying brunch at a café and rocking out some karaoke.

 

$175

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GIRLS CLUB

Girls Club: Hot Springs & Hot Cocoa

Sunday 18th August

 

Relax at Palm Springs and enjoy delicious hot cocoa with your friends. Join us for a perfect girls' day out full of warmth and laughter!

 

$150

Weta Workshop Tour

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Saturday 24th August

9am–4pm

 

Come and join us as we explore the sci-fi, horror and fantasy film sets of Weta Workshop! Then let’s chill out, watch a film and munch on some popcorn.

 

$175

Wero Waterpark Weekend
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Friday 30th August – Saturday 1st September

 

This will be a weekend filled with white water rafting, kayaking and paddle boarding! We will be staying just south of Auckland and spending a day at Wero Waterpark. We will also explore some local nature. All thrill seekers welcome!

 

$700

Creature Feature Day

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Saturday 31st August

9am–4pm

 

Today is all about celebrating the incredible creatures that share our planet. Get ready to embark on an exciting adventure filled with furry friends, scaly surprises, and feathered wonders.

 

$150

Double Golf and Dinner

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Thursday 19th September

5pm-9pm

 

Are you Aotearoa’s next Lydia Ko? Come test out your golf skills at the driving range and minigolf to see if you have what it takes! We’ll also provide a delicious dinner.

 

$85

Matilda the Musical

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Thursday 26th September

5:30pm–10:30pm

 

Watch out it’s Miss Trunchball!! That’s right, we're off to see Matilda the Musical at the Bruce Mason Centre. Promises to be an all singing, all dancing, dream evening!

 

*Higher cost due to ticket prices.

 

$200

Lads Club American Day

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LADS CLUB

Friday 27th September

5pm–9pm

 

Swing batter batter, swing! We’re having an American themed day. We will head out to the batting cages to practice our baseball skills and then enjoy an American style dinner. Don’t miss out, this day is sure to be a home run!

 

$85

National Ball: Colours of the Rainbow

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Saturday 14th September

5pm–9:30pm

It’s time to party, this very special evening is one not to miss! The theme for this National Ball is Colours of the Rainbow, you can wear your favourite outfit representing a colour of the rainbow or your best suit or dress. This National Ball is a great opportunity to meet and catch up with friends from all over the country. You can expect awesome music, spectacular dancing, delicious dinner, and lots of fun!

 

$120

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Young Adults

YOUNG ADULTS / 25-35 YEARS

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July Holiday Programme

9am-4pm

WEEK ONE

Monday 8th July – West: 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!

*Massey/Westgate meeting point available

 

Tuesday 9th July – Devonport Movies

Let’s hop over to the North Shore and visit the delightful Devonport. We will be exploring their local sights and watching the latest movie showing at their historic cinema!

*Northshore meeting point available

 

Wednesday 10th July – Laser Tag and Lunch

Get ready for a challenge! Let's dive into an action-packed game of Laser Tag. Outwit, outrun, and outshoot your rivals to claim ultimate victory. Followed by a yummy lunch provided by Recreate.


WEEK TWO

Monday 15th July – Hobsonville West Day

Come along as we explore the beautiful Hobsonville Point Coastal Walkway and enjoy the harbourside views together.

*Massey/Westgate meeting point available

 

Tuesday 16th July – West: Sports Day

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Get your game faces on for the Auckland Sports Day. Sports will range from basketball to egg and spoon race.

*Massey/Westgate meeting point available

 

Wednesday 17th July – Creative Crafts

Let’s unlock your inner artist! Immerse yourself in creative activities where you can unleash your imagination and bring your artistic dreams to life.


$150 per day

Auckland Musical Madness Staycation

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Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September

 

We will be getting dramatic and singing our hearts out for a weekend of musical inspired fun in Waitakere. We will head to a drama workshop, play some musical games and watch some of your favourite musicals!

 

$650

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MOXIE
Winter Series

Welcoming anyone new to MOXIE as well as previous trainees/experts! Join us for a taster of Recreate NZ’s employment skills programmes (MOXIE) over the holiday/summer period! Learning about professional relationships, team building, workplace behaviours and lots of practical skills for home and work life.

All programmes start at the Ellerslie office & youth space plus 1 pick-up location for Kumeu & Waiau Pa if needed.

 

Wednesday 10th July

Our Harvest Product Group

 

Tuesday 23rd July

Waiau Pa Garden & Orchard

 

Wednesday 24th July

Kumeu Orchard


$150 per day

Waitomo Wonders

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Friday 23rd– Sunday 25th August

 

Come and join us as we wander out to the rugged West Cost to explore Waitomo and its beautiful surroundings. This weekend spent discovering the wonders of Waitomo will leave you glowing with joy. 

 

$650

Whangarei Retreat Getaway

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Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September

Escape to Whangarei for a weekend of discovery! Immerse yourself in Kiwi North, where culture and nature intertwine. Explore the museum, enjoy native wildlife encounters, and experience the essence of Northland. A captivating weekend awaits!

 

$650

Mid Week Opportunities

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS / 15-35 YEARS 

Life Skills
Maximising Hauora

Tuesdays 9:00am-4:00pm,

30th July - 24th September (9 Weeks)

Maximising Hauora is based on the Māori health model, Te Whare Tapa Whā where Harora is about overall wellbeing and living a well-rounded life. Our programme will centre around the four pillars of Hauora: our physical, mental, social and spiritual health. We will learn about healthy relationships with others and ourselves, engage with the community and venture out to do some exercise!

*Massey/Westgate meeting point available

 

$1125

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Life Skills

On The Move

Wednesdays 9:00am - 4:00pm

31st July – 25th September (9 Weeks)

 

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 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.

$1125

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Life Skills
Wednesday Social Club

Wednesdays, 9:00am-4:00pm,

31st July – 25th September (9 Weeks)

 

A self-directed fun day each week! As a group we will plan a term of awesome activities. We’ll be focusing on forming friendships, having fun, and learning how to organise our social lives. Come and discover some new fun with us!

 

 $1125

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Life Skills

Thursday Social Club

Thursdays 9:00am-4:00pm,

1st August - 26th September (9 Weeks)

 

A self-directed fun day each week! As a group we will plan a term of awesome activities. We’ll be focusing on forming friendships, having fun, and learning how to organise our social lives. Come and discover some new fun with us!

 

$1125

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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. 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@recreate.org.nz

Community and Careers Club

Tuesdays 9:00am-4:00pm,

30th July - 24th September (9 Weeks)

 

This programme focuses on engaging with the community to deepen our understanding of personal contribution and belonging. We'll participate in volunteer activities, connect with various industries, and explore avenues for entering the workforce. Emphasis will be placed on fostering self-awareness and wellbeing, teamwork and recognising personal strengths for professional settings.

$1125

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Product Making Group
 

Thursdays 9:00am-4:00pm,

1st August - 26th September (9 Weeks)

This team makes delicious products from the fruit and veg grown in the MOXIE garden/orchard at the Gribblehurst Hub kitchen. Products are then sold as Our Harvest preserves, growing goodness together! This programme will develop kitchen skills, following instructions in sequence, kitchen safety, production skills and working collaboratively in a team.

 

*Our Product Making day has changed to Thursdays to align with produce coming from the garden on Tuesdays.

$1125

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MOXIE Work Placements
 

 

 

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

 

To be eligible for our MOXIE Work Experience, one must have completed a Mid-Week programme at Recreate NZ, either Life Skills or MOXIE focused. The intention is that the trainee will gain paid employment at the end of unpaid training period.

 

We have seen great success in the past few years and we are very keen to keep growing this exciting and dynamic employment stream. 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.

 

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.

 

If you have completed other Recreate mid-week programmes, please express your interest to Josephine by emailing

moxie@recreate.org.nz.

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Waiau Pa Garden
 

Tuesdays 9:00am-4:00pm,

30th July - 24th September (9 Weeks)

 

This team will be growing goodness in the MOXIE garden! Meeting at Recreate NZ, we will travel to south to mow (push mower & ride-on), dig, sow, tend and harvest produce for the Our Harvest kitchen. There is a focus on health and safety awareness, working in a team, building resilience and focus, interpersonal skills, and other personal strengths for the workplace.

 

$1125

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Kumeu Orchard
 

Wednesdays 9:00am - 4:00pm

31st July – 25th September (9 Weeks)

 

This group tends to the MOXIE orchard and learns work skills that can be used throughout life. We use specific equipment (push mower, ride-on, weed-eater etc.), pick fruit and maintain trees. There is a focus on health and safety awareness, working in a team, building resilience and focus, interpersonal skills and other personal strengths for the workplace.

$1125

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Mid Weeks
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