Here is all our past news articles or stories on Tutaki Youth Inc. Enjoy!

Latest stories at the top with the oldest at the bottom of the page.

 

R.A.T.S riders spread awareness about suicide

They say they ride for the 579, and they’re are currently making a tour of the Taranaki region to promote awareness about teenage suicide…

Making a splash at Stratford’s Children’s Day celebrations

Families in Stratford celebrated national Children’s Day with a splash as the town’s swimming pool opened its doors for free…

Gym funds social work in Stratford

Most gyms make money for their owners, but this Stratford gym makes money to pump back into the community. “It started as a police project to get at-risk youth into boxing,” says image and innovation leader Hayden Mattock…

Mayor takes on Santa’s role in delivering gifts

He may be less rotund than Santa himself, but Stratford mayor Neil Volzke managed to deliver plenty of Christmas cheer, when he and his team of helpers drove around Stratford in late December dropping off Christmas gifts donated to the annual mayoral Christmas gift appeal…

Taking steps away from violence

John (not his real name) took his first steps on the day he turned one, as he took his first wobbly steps towards his father. While this sounds like a picture perfect moment, let’s zoom out for a minute. As we pan away from the small boy carefully putting one foot in front of the other and slowly gaining momentum, we see the surroundings…

Rising family violence calls welcomed as White Ribbon Day approaches

Spiralling family violence calls in South and Central Taranaki are a matter for celebration, not alarm says a police officer.
“We used to attend around 750 incidents a year. After community campaigns, home visits and other ways of getting the message through we are now attending over 1200 cases,” Constable Simon Howard said…

Social worker there to hear stories

It’s a privilege to be allowed into people’s lives and to hear their stories. To be part of their journey simply by being there when they need.” Social worker Sinead Thomas is based at Tutaki Youth Inc, working closely with the police family violence preventions team to improve outcomes and break the cycle for…

White Ribbon Day set early for South Taranaki

White Ribbon Day will take place a day early in South Taranaki this year. The day will be celebrated on November 24 at the Manaia Primary School, while North Taranaki will celebrate on November 25 so that the two events do not overlap…

Stratford businesses win awards

Stratford businesses were among the winners at the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards held on Saturday night, with Amity Court Motel, Eastern Taranaki Experience, Industrial Chemistry Services Ltd and Tutaki Youth Inc all receiving awards on the night…

Sam flies flag for WITT

Ten months ago Sam Haggart was leaving WITT to take up a job as a Youth Worker with Tutaki in Stratford. Today she is an award-winning Youth Worker directing many of her clients back to WITT to further their education…

 

Team happy with new car

When Tūtaki Youth Inc first opened in 2013 they had just two staff members.Their excellent success rate, combined with a high level of need for their services, has seen the Stratford based not-for-profit organisation grow substantially since then, with eight staff members now working out of their Juliet St office…

Sam’s speech wins hearts

Not only did Sam Haggart win the Best Service Person Youth category on Saturday night, but she also won the hearts of the audience with her acceptance speech as she received her award from Brian Darth….

Showing new skills

There was plenty of music, laughter and fun at Tūtaki Youth Inc last Thursday night, when some of the pupils from Avon Primary School invited their families and whanau to see what they had been learning over the past two terms…

Gym benefits local youth programmes

Gym action benefits local youth programmes

Going to the gym can be tough, and it can be tempting to skip a class and stay on the couch instead at times.
Now a Stratford gym, The Lions Den Gym and Fitness Centre, is offering an extra incentive to sweat it instead of skip it…

Youth work on project

A group of Stratford youngsters are doing their bit to make the world a better place as they create an outdoor area at Tutaki Youth Inc using repurposed and recycled materials…

Innovative funding scheme for Stratford social service agency

Working up a sweat at a Stratford gym might also be helping keep the town’s residents safer in their own homes…

Personal trainer aims to focus on individuals 

Reality television shows have a lot to answer for, says personal trainer Dane Carr, who is out to change how people perceive personal trainers, one happy client at a time…

Top cop visits Tutaki Youth Inc

Police commissioner Mike Bush was in Stratford last week visiting Tutaki Youth Inc on Friday, March 20.
Chairman of the Tutaki Youth Inc board, Shaun Keenan, says the purpose of the visit was for him to see “first hand” the successful partnership…

‘Life-Saver’ bracelets offer hope to worried teenagersToni Ryan is throwing life preservers out to every teen she can.
The Masterton-based mother of six was in Stratford recently for a workshop at the Tutaki Youth Inc facility…

Teamwork building trust in students

Providing a way for children to talk about their feelings and understand the world around them are some of the goals of an innovative programme running in Stratford…

Lads and dads to meet Smiths

Stratford lads and their dads will have a morning to remember with one of Taranaki’s top sporting families next week.All Black Conrad Smith, older brother and paralympian Nathan and their father Trevor, a double Taranaki cricket and rugby rep, will be guest speakers at a Blokes Breakfast…

Praise for one-stop youth shop

Stratford’s new safe-haven for teenagers is open for business.
The $1.2 million purpose-built Tutaki Youth Inc one-stop shop, in Juliet St, was officially opened yesterday by Associate Minister of Social Development Chester Borrows…

Team supports youth

Stratford’s new youth centre is poised to put at-risk teens back on the right track. A push to help kids succeed is bringing four services under one roof in central Taranaki…

One-stop shop for community

A $1.2 million purpose-built facility in Stratford has been set up to help steer youth away from crime.
Designed to be a one-stop shop for the community, Tutaki Youth Inc houses a recreation centre, computer suite, cooking area, gym and enough space for several social services, including a youth health nurse…

New centre step closer to fruition

The dedicated multi-purpose youth centre planned for Stratford is a huge step closer to opening its doors with the amalgamation of the four main players involved…