Ngā Rangatahi Toa

Ngā Rangatahi Toa is a not-for-profit organisation that engages with vulnerable rangatahi (youth) across Tāmaki Makaurau. Through creative exploration, youth development strategies and wrap-around whānau support our beautiful rangatahi are inspired to confidently build brighter futures.

Image of one of the rangatahi who was part of their programme


Over 450 givers have collectively raised $468,034.79 for Ngā Rangatahi Toa, allowing them to to mentor many South Auckland rangatahi with limited opportunities to fulfil their potential.

What We Do.

Since 2009, our teaching-artists have engaged through immersive creative arts’ mentoring projects, supporting young people who have fallen through the cracks of our education system – those in alternative education, and those who are in no kind of schooling at all. Our engagement team of a social worker, youth mentor and counsellor provide the necessary additional intensive wrap-around support for rangatahi and their whānau, paving the path back into mainstream school, into tertiary education or into employment

Through our high-engagement and arts-access programs that run throughout the year we connect up to 40 rangatahi with New Zealand artists and performers. Teaching-artists and rangatahi collaborate on works to process rangatahi life experience and explore their potential. Our projects such as Manawa Ora (a one-to-one performance based project) and Takatū (a classroom based creative arts transition program) engage through love, kindness compassion and mindfulness. We prioritise our rangatahi gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.

We engage intensively – for months and, sometime, years – with our awesome rangatahi and whānau. We have strong partnerships and work cross-societally, from Otara to Ponsonby, paving a two-way street of connection and understanding across the traditional divides. This is extremely powerful; our programmes activate the social, cultural and entrepreneurial networks required for a true Super City. We’d love you to be part of the change!

Image of our sign up process, one of our stories and an example of a social media post.


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