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Kahu Youth Trust is an integral part of the Upper Clutha, and we’re here to help you. We’ve been helping young people like you in the community for over 15 years: involving you in productive learning and fun activities and programmes so you can connect to the wider community and continue to build life skills, increase self-esteem and grow in your confidence.

Our HQ in Wānaka is “the Crib”

Our base, and the place where many of our programmes and activities are delivered, is called “the Crib”. It’s close to the centre of Wānaka.

TERM TIME drop-in hours at the Crib

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Friday – 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday – closed
  • Sunday – closed

SUMMER HOLIDAYS at the Crib 15 DEC – 23 DEC

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed

Our last day for 2021 at the Crib is Thursday 23 DEC and we will re-open for 2022 on Wednesday 5 JAN.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS at the Crib 5 JAN – 28 JAN

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed

Hawea Flat drop-in will start back in 2022 on Friday 4 February.

My Vaccine Passes

From 15 December 2021, if you are 12 years or over and take part in any Kahu Youth activity, visit the Crib or Hawea Flat Community Hall, you’ll need to show your “My Vaccine Pass”.

We’ve made this decision because:

  • it’s difficult or impossible for us to socially distance at Kahu Youth
  • we spend extended periods of time with others
  • we use third party facilities where you must be vaccinated to enter
  • some of our youth have underlying health conditions or are too young to be vaccinated.

If this change affects you, please call us so that we can see what we can do for you. For more info regarding this change and FAQs, check-out our News.

For parents, guardians and community partners, members of our team are usually at the Crib from 10am weekdays, but because of preparation for activities and work elsewhere in the community, it pays to call us first.

If you want to find out more about the Youth Workers you’ll find at the Crib, check our our Meet the Team section on our About page.

What’s the news at Kahu Youth?

There’s always something going on at Kahu Youth. We do our best to keep our news feed up to date so that youth, parents and friends know what’s happening. Our four most recent news items are on the right.

Or you can view all of our news on this page.

Check out our Instagram feed below …