Breakaway Funding CUT

Very Sadly, after 10 years of providing free activities for Intermediates and Teens in the school holidays, Oranga Tamariki has dropped its contract with Youth Alive Trust, and we no longer have the funding to run these programmes.

It is something we made a good case to OT for, and we were only needing around $18,000 per year, but they have dropped contracts with many providers nationwide.  Thank you to all the parents who wrote emails of endorsement. We will continue to use these as we seek out new funding sources, and hope to be able to begin Breakaway programmes again. If you have a rich friend of family member who’s keen to fund them – get in touch!

Here is our latest report with those parent endorsements: Breakaway Report 2022

**UPDATE**  this post has since been picked by by two other mainstream media sources

Chris Lynch Article

Chris Lynch Facebook Post with over 120 comments and over 20 shares

Radio New Zealand Article & Interview with Trust Co-Manager, James Ridpath

3v3 Basketball – SPLASH

Splash 3v3 is a youth led basketball competition. This 3-on-3 basketball tournament is not only a great opportunity for players to showcase their skills on the court, but it’s also being used to showcase space designed by rangatahi for rangatahi in our community.

This event will take place at the New Brighton Amphitheatre on Saturday the 20th of May. We’ll have a free sausage sizzle, live DJ set and 2 barbers from the Barbarians coming down to give free cuts!

Teams can enter into one of three age categories:
1. School Years 7-8
2. School Years 9-10
3. Ages 16-24

But this event isn’t just about basketball – it’s also about giving rangatahi a voice in their community. By participating in Splash 3v3, you’re joining a community of people who are passionate about promoting positive change. Come down and get ready to make a splash in our community!

Download the rules HERE.

Register Online HERE

Any questions, email:

Term 2 – Clubs Start

We hope you all had a restful and refreshing Easter Break.

All our weekly youth clubs start in Week 1 of Term 2 (starting Monday 24th April).

Some of the programme are already fully booked. Our apologies if you’ve missed out this term, we only have limited staffing and resources. You’re able to book for the whole of 2023 on our aimyplus database.

All club brochures are online, under the Programmes Tab, and sign-up instructions are as normal, using your normal email and password at

If you’ve not registered for YAT programmes before, click ‘New Parent’, then complete your profile before making a booking.

Any club registration questions, email: