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Whai Marama Youth Services

Whai Marama Youth Services is a service of Te Runanga O Kirikiriroa, working in your community for youth.


We have a service specifically for young people aged 16-17 years with the aim of getting them into education, training and work-based training.

Our focus is to support young people into jobs, education and an independent future.


Those who enroll are offered mentoring, guidance and practical support for youth. We’re about supporting youth to build their potential for their future!


If you are:

 • At risk 16 and 17 year olds (and some 15 year olds) who are

   not engaged in education, employment or training

 • 16 to 18 year-old young parents

 • 16 and 17 year olds who can’t live with their parents or

    guardians, or be supported by them or anyone else

 • 16 or 17 years old, who have no dependent children and

   are the partner of a specified beneficiary

 • 16-18 years old, who have a dependent child or children and are the partner of a specified beneficiary.


Another area we offer support in is:

If you are a young person needing financial support:


You may be eligible for the Youth Payment. Youth Payment is a payment to young people aged 16 or 17 who do not have dependent children, and are in need of financial assistance.

For example, if you are single, you may qualify for Youth Payment if you can’t live with your parents or guardian or get financial support from them or anyone. Young Parent Payment is a weekly payment for 16 to 18 year old parents who have dependent children, and are in need of financial assistance.


So you may qualify for financial support in some way, come see us at Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa and let us sort out your situation.

WHAI MARAMA // Youth Services

• Languages

    English, Maori,


• Working with ages



• Cost

    Free access

• Entry Criteria

    Open entry/self referral


• Contact hours

    9am - 5pm Mon – Fri

• Physical Address

    59 Higgins Road,


    Hamilton 3204


• Phone

    (07) 870 6509

    0800 SUSSED

Established in the mid 1980’s under the direction and guidance of the late Maori Queen Te Atairangikaahu and Mayor Sir Ross Jansen Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust is an Urban Authority acknowledging the sovereign rights of mana whenua and tangata whenua of the Hamilton City area.


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