Youth Info

Youth Cafe

A place for young people to come and meet.  Inside our facility includes Pool Tables, Table Tennis, Cafe and Music Events.

Once youth have been trained to operate our Barista machine, they transfer their skills learned and you can purchase a Coffee and a Cake or a Hot meal.

Youth Health services

We deliver a range of specialist youth health services for Rotorua youth. This service is free for 15-24 years of age. You can read more about us here.

Skill-Share Project

Bringing youth and older people together in purposeful and mutually beneficial activities which promote greater understanding and respect for each other, and contribute to building stronger and connected communities. Projects include:

  • Organic Gardening
  • Maara Kai
  • Community Development
  • Rotorua Mens Shed / Womens Shed
  • Volunteering here at the Rotorua Youth Centre


After school workshops and programmes for young people to learn new skills, discover talents and make new friends.

  • Organic Gardening
  • House of Horrors Events
  • Special Effects Makeup
  • Barista Training
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Spoken Word
  • Jazz Funk Hip Hop Dancing
  • Whakamanawa Programme
  • C.V Building
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Social Activities
  • Event Planning

See our ‘Whats on‘ page for more information.

Learner Driver License 3 day course

Each month the Youth Centre holds a course that will prepare you for sitting your learners license.
Please contact for confirmation of course dates.

Learn and practice the theory tests and get ready for the real thing!

Course $70.00

License Fee $93.90

Essential Documents:

  • Original Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Proof of Address (ie a bank statement or letter with your name and address on it)

Click here for more information or to register for the next course.

Attendance & Engagement:

Excel Project 6 offers support to young people & whanau to stay engaged in education.

Together with Manaakitanga & Cactus we offer fun learning & encourage attendance.

The OneChance Youth Project:

The OneChance Youth Project is an intensive leadership, team building and event planning programme designed solely for youth empowerment and development.  Throughout the duration of the programme, students learn skills they will use for the rest of their lives; time management, public speaking, communication, develop a strong work ethic and much more by participating in a real-world business-like experience.

At the completion of the course students gain NCEA Level 3 10 credit unit and a Certificate in Youth Development. The OCYP is supported by Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick and Rotorua MP Todd McClay. Check out the Facebook page for more info.