Easter Holiday Programmes

Easter Holiday Programme bookings are now LIVE!!! Just a 4 day programme in the week after Easter Monday, 11th – 14th April, but some sweet activities including a trip on the Weka Pass Railway for everyone! Click on the hyperlinks below to view the brochures:

Kea (School Years 1-3) including Super Mario Movie, Imagination Station & Weka Pass Railway Trip.

Pukeko (School Years 4-6) including Super Mario Movie, Cluedo Mystery & Weka Pass Railway Trip.

Piwakawaka (School Years 7-9) including Quake City, Orienteering & Weka Pass Railway Trip.

Oscar Subsidy – Big Increase!

Many more families will be eligible for government subsidies from 1st April 2023!! Click HERE to read the update.

If you have 3 or more children, you now need to be earning more than $2,697 per week to not be eligible for any support. If you have 2 children, you need to be earning more than $2,397 per week and if just 1 child, $2,098 per week (gross).  This is a dramatic increase and many probably don’t realise they will qualify, if they just jump through a few bits of paperwork. The subsidy is only for those in work or study who need childcare. Click on the link below for full information about applying for the subsidy:

Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy – Work and Income

Change in YAT Subsidy Policy

Due to thousands of dollars of unpaid debts over the years, and hundreds of hours chasing parents to complete WINZ paperwork, YAT has changed its policy to only ‘confirm’ your booking once we’ve received your completed WINZ forms. We need to sign your form, so this can be dropped off at reception anytime in office hours, and we can send the paperwork to WINZ for you. OR, once we’ve signed it, we can take a copy, in case WINZ loose it (which does happen) and you can take it all into WINZ yourself.

Your booking will sit in the ‘Pending’ category for a week, until we’ve seen the paperwork. If we’ve not seen the paperwork, there is a chance your booking will be cancelled unless you get in touch to explain circumstances: rego@yat.org.nz

A reminder that you and we often don’t find out about how much WINZ will contribute to your holiday programme fees until after the programme, so you are responsible for any shortfall to be paid as soon as possible.


All Bookings are done online at: https://yat.aimyplus.com

Here’s a reminder of how to make a booking after logging in:

– Click on ‘Make a booking’

– Select childs name

– Choose Programme Venue: ‘Youth Alive Oscar’

– Select ‘Holiday Programme’ & click ‘Next’

– Select the programme appropriate to your child’s age & select all the days you want to book

– Click ‘Next’, ’Next’ and ’Finish’

There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you). Please reference ‘HP’ and ‘Your Name’
  2. Visa or Mastercard – Credit or Visa Debit (2.5%)
  3. WINZ Client. You will need to input your client number into your profile before choosing this option. As above, it will stay ‘PENDING’ for a week until we have signed the paperwork.

Future Holiday Programmes:

  • 3rd – 7th July 2023
  • 25th – 29th September 2023
  • 18th – 22nd December 2023

Any issues or questions about programmes, registrations or cancelations, please email us at: rego@yat.org.nz

Any finance questions, please email us at: accounts@yat.org.nz