Youth and Young Adult

We’re here to tautoko/support

Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa has a diverse range of Youth Services. Through advice and guidance, we walk alongside taiohi and their whānau to enhance their dreams and aspirations.  We offer support in education, employment, training, parenting, financial literacy, youth payments, young parent payments, driver licencing, accommodation support.


Youth Transitional Housing

Housing and wrap around support services to whānau 16-24 year olds.

Referral Process

Use contact form


Whai Marama Youth Connex (TA)

13 - 17 year old (18 year old Case by case)
  1. Complete Mental Health Needs Assessment.
  2. Provide one on one support for young person.
  3. Support whānau.
  4. Facilitate groups, complete one on one therapies.
  5. Support referrals to more appropriate service if required.

Referral Process

Te Whatu Ora Health NZ referral (Southern Waikato Region only)


Whai Marama Youth Services (WMYS)

Youth and Young Parent payment provider.
  1. Youth Payment, for young people aged 16 or 17 who can’t live with their parents or guardians
  2. Young Parent Payment, for young people aged 16-19 who are the main caregiver for a child, and
  3. The NEET (Not in Education, Employment and Training) service, for 16 - 17-year-olds who are either not in education, training or employment, or are at risk of dropping out.

Referral Process

Youth Payment(YP) /Young Parent Payment (YPP)

  1. Online Applications - Click Here
  2. Manual Applications - please contact Whaimarama Youth Services on 0800 787 733 to organise a time to collect/ complete an application


  1. Taiohi can be referred from the Ministry of Education school leavers list
  2. Manual Referral - please contact Whaimarama Youth Services on 0800 787 733 or email: temaia@terunanga.org.nz - Name & DOB

If you are unsure speak to one of our youth coaches.

Link to more information: Click Here



Iti Mapihi Pounamu (IMP)

Taiohi Whare Oranga (Youth Residential service)
  1. Hauora / wellness plans
  2. Holistic Tikanga approach to taiohi
  3. Strengthening whānau relationships
  4. Mātauranga (Whakapapa / Pepeha/ Karakia / Taiao)

Referral Process

Oranga Tamariki Referral Only

We're here to help - if you have any questions or need any assistance, please get in touch with us.
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