Haere Mai!

Last month was all about change - and what a change it was! October begun with two weeks of an incredible Spring Holiday Programme that saw our youth take part in some spectacular activities. Bouncing around for two hours thanks to SITE Trampoline, being taking to a new world thanks to Realm VR, having an epic battle with the other Central Otago Youth Trusts with Paintball Central, chilling out at The Hangout Youth Centre that then got transformed to art central with some Crazy Arts. To finish of our action packed Holidays we took to the 'skies' and loved every minute of iFly Indoor Skydiving based in Queenstown! 

We would like to acknowledge all the businesses above for their support and generosity that enabled us to provide these activities to our youth at an affordable and amazing cost. Additionally we would like to thank Cromwell College for the use of their van to allow additional spaces for our activities and Anderson Plumbing for their sponsorship of the van costs. 


After reopening for only a week after the holiday break we were extremely excited to begin our massive changes to the internal and external space for The Hangout Youth Centre. These changes happened over the course of two weeks (beginning Saturday 19th October and completion Monday 4th November) that included the inclusions of a new outdoor space, fresh painting both inside and out, durable and modern flooring and kitchen spaces as well as the addition of brand new furniture and items for our young people.

It was amazing to see the turnout of youth who took part in this project which really has enabled them to take ownership of their space and make it their own. Having youth turn up before school, after school and on weekends to volunteer their own time to support us to complete their project was incredible to see and the results and comments from the community and youth just goes to show the success of this revitalisation of Cromwell Youth Trust. 

This has been a project 6 months in the making and we could not have achieved this without the support from many people and organisations throughout the community and around New Zealand. 

So we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the following funders, sponsors, community businesses and people who made this a reality for our local youth. 


On Friday 8th November from 5pm - 6pm we will be opening The Hangout Youth Centre to our community members to visit and explore what changes have occurred. If you are interested in attending and have any special dietary requirements please RSVP to

Please also enjoy some images below that showcases the work that was put into this project and the result!
- Nga mihi nui


With 2019 flying by and with school almost finished here in Cromwell we are in development of our next Holiday Programme!

Our 2020 Summer Holiday Programme will be available within the next fortnight - so please keep an eye out for registrations opening. 

With our previous Holiday Programmes filing fast we recommend registering sooner rather than later to secure a spot for your child. We have made registration and payment easy & quick to complete via our online system - which is done through our website.

Any questions or if you want to confidentially discuss financial support please feel comfortable contacting Manager & Lead Youth Worker Rhys Smith on 020 4185 6514 or email
CYT are excited to have a new Part Time Youth Worker begin with us since mid-October. Divesh is an energetic, personable and enthusiastic addition to the team. Although Divesh is only on a short term contract until the end of the year we cannot be more happy to have him engage with our youth as a positive role model.

Please click the picture above to learn more about Divesh.
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