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Real is all about supporting young people, like you, to love life!

Real is aimed at supporting you to grow confidence, realise your potential and achieve your dreams. At Real, we want to play a part in supporting all young New Zealanders to feel great about their futures.

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Staying at home with whānau

Staying at home with whānau

Well, here we are again, moving up alert levels. That means more time at home for whānau. But don't worry! We've compiled a list of resources to help tamariki and taiohi stave off boredom and support your whānau as we continue to work together to stop the spread of...

Te Hononga’s winning waiata

Te Hononga’s winning waiata

Talk about loving life! The team at Real Te Hononga in the Waikato recently brought their infectious energy to the Kākāriki House Sing-Off competition... and won! The predominantly Māori team blew the roof off with their waiata ‘I’m proud to be Māori’, passionately...

Kia ora Miriam – the new head of Real!

Kia ora Miriam – the new head of Real!

In early May we welcomed Miriam Swanson to the Pathways and Real whānau as our new child and youth director. In this role, Miriam will lead the ever-growing Real teams across Aotearoa! Miriam has 18-years’ experience as a registered clinical psychologist and a keen...

A valuable new role at Real – Kaiwhirimuka

A valuable new role at Real – Kaiwhirimuka

We are excited to announce that Chaz Naera has been appointed to the valuable role of Kaiwhirimuka, a cultural lead role for Real. The term Kaiwhirimuka was gifted to Pathways and Real by Keri Opai, former Tātāriki for the Wise Group. Muka are the fibres of the...

An exciting new service to support taiohi in Hamilton and Tauranga

An exciting new service to support taiohi in Hamilton and Tauranga

Real's exciting new youth service, Whetū Marewa, launched in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions in April 2021. Whetū Marewa aims to build confidence, resilience and wellbeing in taiohi (young people), aged 12 to 24-years-old, who are living with mild to moderate...

Help for young parents

Help for young parents

The arrival of a baby brings many changes to a family and whanau. Here’s some advice on areas young parents may require support in.

Unite against COVID-19 | Auckland, Northland and large parts of Waikato are at Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.

Stay connected. Stay strong. We are continuing to provide support as an essential service. Please follow all advice from the Ministry of Health.