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Children, teens and youth

Looking for a youth space, a mentor or a before/after school programme? You can start connecting here

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manawatu (external website)

BBBS is a mentoring programme for children and young people aged 7 to 17 years who need and want a mentor in their life. BBBS mentors are volunteers who are trained and professionally supported.

Level 2 The Grand Building 41-44 The Square, Palmerston North

Phone: 06 358 1204

Email: manawatu@bigbrothersbigsisters.org.nz

Mon to Thurs 9am to 4pm. No referral required, free of charge.

Visit the BBBS website (external website)

Before/after school programmes and school, holiday programmes

All OSCAR approved school holiday programmes can be found by following the link below.

OSCAR stands for 'Out of School CAre and Recreation'.

Programmes are for school age children usually up to the age of 13 years.

Visit the Family Services Directory website (external website)

Feilding Salvation Army

We run a Preschool morning on Wednesdays 9.30–11.30am during school terms which combines Play Group and Music.

Activate! Kids Club runs on Wednesday afternoons 3.30–5.00pm during school terms.

124 Manchester Street, Feilding 4702.

Phone: 06 323 4718

Email: Feilding Corps

Alternative Education Consortium (external website)

An alternative education programme designed to meet the needs of alienated students.

18 Ladies Mile, Foxton

Phone: 06 363 6550

Email: wnapier@manawatucollege.school.nz

School hours. All services free of charge. No referral required

Visit the Family Services Directory website (external website)

Youth space Palmerston North

The Youth Space was designed for young people, by young people. It’s a positive place for people aged 13-19 to learn new things and meet other people. Youth Space is a free place created especially for youth in Palmy city.

If you're 13-19 and looking for free wi-fi, exhibitions, guitar, youth library, workshops, Xbox, study space, games, PS3, laptops, pianos, a place to catch up, or just a glass of water, come and check it out.

Find us at 1-7 Coleman Mall. We're on the corner of Coleman Mall and George Street.

Visit the Youth Space Palmerston North website (external website)

Youth Space Levin

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō's Youth Space is an all inclusive versatile space located in the centre of Levin. Buzzing with Horowhenua's youth, the Youth Space operates as both a hangout, as well as a venue for functions and promotions.

The Youth Space core values are to celebrate the young people while giving them a safe, family friendly destination. Our programmes aim to give youth real life skills to help them gain employment and be successful in their studies all while having fun. With the knowledgeable staff including employed student workers from the local colleges, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō. The Youth Space thrives to inspire and educate all in a safe and supportive environment.

The Youth Space is open all of the Te Takere opening hours (external website)


Counselling, mentoring, advice hub.

Freephone: 0800 376 633

Freetext: 234

Web chat (external website)

Need Help? (external website)

Email: youthline@xtra.co.nz

Visit the Youthline website (external website)