28 September 2017: The organisation recently celebrated its birthday where it's original focus was to get rangatahi into outdoor recreation and education. It now works with youth and whānau across a wide range of activities such as strengthening families, youth leadership programmes, family violence prevention, Whānau Ora, working with youth who are on the benefit to get them into work, training or education, holiday programmes, education schemes and Youth Justice referrals.
Te Waiariki Purea Trust has had a long legacy working in the community to better the future of our rangatahi," Communications and Programme Manager Erin Majurey says.
"It has been a privilege for us to be able to continue to build on the work those before us have done, working with our young people and we look forward to many more years of nurturing these future generations, showing them that their dreams can become a reality, no matter what their past holds. It's their future, their choice."