Press Releases

Published: 03/12/2018

We were saddened to hear this week that one of the key people who helped establish Youth Horizons, Les Simmonds, passed away last week (27 Nov) at the age of 68. Les made a large contribution to New Zealand through his family therapy work and management roles in the social sector. He will be deeply missed by his family, colleagues, and friends.  

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Published: 31/10/2018
Our teams across the country were given the opportunity to have a half-day team bonding afternoon with an activity of their choice as a 'thank you' from the board and CE for their hard work.

To celebrate a year of hard work, our offices got to choose how they wanted to spend an afternoon together.

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Published: 17/10/2018
We have received some pleasing feedback from our rangatahi, their families, and our stakeholders.

Earlier this year young people, parents, caregivers and stakeholders from the community completed satisfaction surveys about our services.

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Published: 10/05/2018
Reflections from staff members who go above and beyond

One of the ways we acknowledge the fantastic work of our colleagues is through three awards that we present each year.

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Published: 20/03/2018
Youth Service West and the Charles Bennett Estate help a young person make her dreams a more likely reality.

When A.M. first came to Youth Service West (YSW) early in 2017, she appeared like many of the other young people that come in – unsettled and struggling to build confidence.

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Published: 03/03/2018
We've kicked off our parenting workshops for 2018 at Youth Service West, just in time to celebrate Children's Day

Our Youth Service West office had its first parenting workshop for 2018. This is always a highly-anticipated workshop, when we meet the new, often anxious, parents and their lovely babies.

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Published: 12/02/2018
To celebrate diversity at Youth Horizons, we've raised the rainbow flag at our national head office in Auckland.

From 2 to 18 February, Auckland’s rainbow communities come together to celebrate the unique mix of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in Aotearoa New Zealand’s most super-diverse city!

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Published: 24/11/2017
Youth Horizons published its annual report for the financial year ending 30 June 2017.

The report sets out the year’s achievements and how the organisation made a difference in the lives of almost 3000 young people and their families and whānau.   

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Published: 10/10/2014
New Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki Teaching Parents were excited to move home to Whangarei, and even more excited to help our youth

Excited about the move, the couple started their new roles as Teaching Parents on October 1st, in a  ‘live in’ group home. The new home, set up by Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki, will be run as a whānau teaching environment with up to five young people resident aged 13 to 17. While in the home the young people will learn positive life skills, attend school, sports and other activities...

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Published: 02/09/2014

Marion Heeney has today been appointed Chief Executive for Youth Horizons Trust – a national provider of evidence-based services for children and young people. Marion brings a wealth of experience from across the non-profit and government sectors including several Regional Director roles at Child Youth and Family.

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Published: 16/05/2014

Cath Handley, the Chief Executive of Youth Horizons, has decided to step down from her role with the organisation in August, after eight-and-a-half years at the helm of an agency that has become a national leader in providing evidence-based services for children and young people with conduct problems.

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Published: 28/04/2014

The last day of term 1 is worth celebrating for Northland College as success in NCEA levels one and two increased in 2013. On Thursday April 17, the Police sound stage truck will entertain and help students celebrate their success during their lunch break while nurturing their performing spirit with a Northland College Idol theme. 

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Published: 06/04/2014
Kaikohe Youth Action Plan has hit the ground running

On Tuesday March 18, an open public workshop on reducing youth offending attracted more than 30 participants to contribute to the development of a strategy on reducing youth offending in Kaikohe.

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Published: 29/05/2013
Warriors fullback Kevin Locke, steps up as a role model for Youth Horizons.

The league star will show his support for the organsiation as an ambassador, role model, and living legend when he speaks at an event this Thursday morning during Youth Weeks 'Live like a legend' campaign.

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Published: 29/05/2013
"I'm no legend, I’m a regular guy working with youth and trying to make a difference." - Ben Lummis, former NZ Idol and Youth Horizons personal advisor.

Youth Week 2013 is this week and its focus is on finding those that are proven to "Live like a legend". Ben Lummis is a legend to many young people in Auckland. He knows first-hand how difficult it can be to overcome challenges to success.  He uses his life experiences both good and bad to help young people who have made bad choices.

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Published: 29/05/2013
"I didn’t have a good past, but it's up to me to have a good future." - Monique, 17.

Seventeen year old Monique celebrates the theme of NZ Youth Week this year at the same time as celebrating her very first Mother's Day on Sunday.

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YH Annual Report 2013

YH Annual Report 2014

YH Annual Report 2015

YH Annual Report 2016

YH Annual Report 2017

Our Youth Our Future Brochure - a guide to our services

In-Home Services - Te Tai Tokerau/Northland Brochure

In-Home Services - Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau Brochure

In-Home Services - Waikato and Taranaki

MST (Multisystemic Therapy) Brochure

Ka Awatea Brochure

FirstCare Services Brochure

Te Kainga Brochure