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YMCA Christchurch to leave the Y Movement

Friday, 29 September 2023, 8:19 pm | YMCA

The National Council of YMCAs of New Zealand has a proud history of investing in New Zealand communities and also in Christchurch where it has been in operation for some 160 years. So, it is with mixed feelings The National council has accepted the ... More >>

New Zealand’s First Socially Sustainable Hotel Re-opened By Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 3:09 pm | YMCA

On Thursday 5 August Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited YMCA’s Hotel Give to officially re-open the newly refurbished hotel in the centre of Ōtautahi Christchurch, where 100% of the profits are reinvested back into the community. The first hotel ... More >>

New Hoops, New Leagues And Nbl Players: Exciting Times For Basketball In The Wairarapa

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 10:13 am | YMCA

Y Central has joined forces with Capital Basketball to help hundreds of kids and young people in the Wairarapa get started in basketball. Together the organisations are teaming up to deliver free basketball leagues, train coaches and referees, and ... More >>

Y Central Puts $20,000 Toward Family Camps In Whanganui

Friday, 12 June 2020, 4:08 pm | YMCA

Y Central is committing $20,000 in funding to help Whanganui families have a classic Kiwi camping experience. It’s an opportunity for families to reconnect in a beautiful outdoor environment filled with adventures and excitement. The fully-funded Family ... More >>

50% Off All July School Holiday Programmes At Y Central

Friday, 12 June 2020, 4:04 pm | YMCA

July school holiday programmes at the Y will be half price for those who enrol early, across Greater Wellington, Palmerston North and Whanganui. This initiative is part of a wider push to help get New Zealand families back on track after the impact of ... More >>

Sport For Free In 2020 – Letting Kids Be Kids Again

Friday, 12 June 2020, 4:01 pm | YMCA

Fees will be waived for the rest of this year for all junior sports leagues held in Porirua and Masterton, thanks to the team at YMCA Central. Lockdown was a tough time for many kids: not able to play their favourite sports, getting less exercise ... More >>

YMCA Parkinsons Programme wins award

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:14 am | YMCA

An innovative exercise class is proving a hit with participants, their careers and the New Zealand Exercise Council. The Parkinson’s class at YMCA Upper Hutt has recently been named winner of the New Zealand Exercise Industry’s community contribution ... More >>

Nearly a third of Kiwis want to know their neighbours

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 4:08 pm | YMCA

Almost one in three New Zealanders say they want to know their neighbours but feel they haven’t had the opportunity, according to new survey results. More >>

YMCA North appoints Julian Baldey to lead into growth

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:34 am | YMCA

YMCA North (formerly YMCA Auckland Inc.) has named the former chief operating officer of Medirest New Zealand, Compass Group as its new chief executive officer. More >>

YMCA To Provide Care During Teacher Strike August 15th

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 4:00 pm | YMCA

YMCA To Provide Care During Teacher Strike August 15th, 2018 The principal and teacher’s union NZEI Te Riu Roa has voted to extend a planned three-hour strike on August 15 to a full day. More >>

1,000 Kiwis have Jumpstarted their health

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:48 am | YMCA

Jumpstart, the national diabetes health and lifestyle programme created by the YMCA Auckland and healthcare company Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd, has reached a milestone this week with it’s 1000th participant signing up. More >>

Wellington woman fights to give her health a Jumpstart

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 1:45 pm | YMCA

Erin McMenamin (72) of Lower Hutt, Wellington has a health history that shows she’s a fighter, from operations on her knees and hands to battling cancer, undergoing spinal and living with diabetes. More >>

YMCA wins Outstanding Swim School Award

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 5:47 pm | YMCA

YMCA received top national honours at a ceremony on Friday 27 April, taking home the Outstanding Swim School Award from the NZ Swim Coaches and Teachers Association. More >>

Jumpstarters graduate in Mt. Roskill

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:31 am | YMCA

Twelve people have graduated from Jumpstart at the YMCA Cameron Pools, Mount Roskill, joining over 950 other Kiwis who have already completed the 10-week diabetes health management programme across the country in the last three years. More >>

YMCA Christchurch Brings Back the Spirit of the Past

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 8:53 am | YMCA

This ANZAC Day at the dawn ceremony in Cranmer Square the autumn chill will be warmed by YMCA volunteers giving out free hot chocolate. As per previous years we anticipate giving away over 1000 cups of cocoa before 6am, to anyone who needs something warm ... More >>

Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

Monday, 23 April 2018, 12:44 pm | YMCA

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA. More >>

New Youth Development Programme in Porirua

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:58 am | YMCA

Peter Posner World YMCA President has been on a tour of New Zealand. Mr. Posner has stopped off to officially open the YMCA’s Raise Up programme in Canons Creek,Porirua. More >>

YMCA network receives child-safe accreditation

Friday, 2 February 2018, 4:00 pm | YMCA

The YMCA Auckland and Waikato network has taken a proactive step to reaffirm its commitment to child safety by becoming New Zealand’s first accredited Safeguarding Children organisation through the internationally-renowned Australian Childhood Foundation ... More >>

YMCA finalist in multiple national exercise industry awards

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 3:04 pm | YMCA

Four YMCA Auckland trainers and facilities have been named finalists in the upcoming New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards. More >>

Auckland community cultural festival honoured with award

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:19 pm | YMCA

The Albert-Eden Schools Cultural Festival has received a national Outstanding Event Award from the New Zealand Recreation Association at its awards ceremony on Thursday 9 November. More >>





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