MARCH 2021

Kia Ora!
In late February we welcomed Jinnette to the team as Project Coordinator, working on grants and funding.  Jinnette lives in Bluff with her whanau including two awesome rangatahi and a dog. She is passionate about improving outcomes for those impacted by poverty and has a research and public health background.  Jinnette loves creative arts, used to be a hairdresser and loves gardening, growing veggies and cooking them! She can koreo te reo Māori, and is also a Youthline volunteer.  We are delighted to have Jinnette on the team!
As one of our longest-serving Staff, we were delighted when youth-coach Christina applied and was successful in securing the Case Coordinator position. 
Christina moved to Invercargill many years ago to study the Certificate in Social Services at SIT.  Her placement during that year was at Number 10, where there was at the time one full-time Youth Coach.  As part of her placement, Christina designed and ran a week-long Girls' Group Programme on a $50 budget!  She loved it so much, that when she went on to enroll in Mental Health and Addiction at SIT, she worked at Number 10 10-20 hours a week.  The time since then has seen Christina work towards her Bachelor of Social Work while working part-time at Number 10. At the moment she is also completing her study, renovating a house, and being an amazing Mum. 
Christina is one of Number 10's taonga- she brings a wealth of depth, experience, knowledge and passion for seeing rangatahi thrive.  She is incredibly generous with mentoring the newer youth coaches, and is passionate about training and best practice.  Of her new role, Christina says, "I enjoy the intake process and being able to see the big picture, and also supporting the Youth Coaches to develop in their roles."
Number 10’s board membership has changed in recent months.  After 4 years of service, Matt McDonald resigned from the board as a result of moving up north to Rotorua.  We greatly appreciate the contributions Matt provided to our mahi, particularly his mental health expertise, and wish him the best as he takes on new adventures.  
Youth Rep Board Member – Volunteer Role
Are you 18 – 24 years old and looking for a way to support your peers and give back to the community?  Number 10 is looking for a young person to fill the role of youth representative on the board of trustees.  This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about advocating for young people and providing valuable services to support their wellbeing.
The youth rep will:
  • Serve with the full rights and responsibilities of being a voting member of the board of trustees.
  • Attend board meetings every second month and provide a youth perspective to board discussions.  Board meetings currently take place for one hour on Thursdays at 8am at 10 Deveron St Invercargill.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of Number 10 and help oversee core functions such as financial management, quality control, health and safety, etc.
  • Have the ability to effectively engage with other young people. 
  • Contribute to the development of a youth voice strategy.
  • Be committed to working within the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Receive 1:1 education regarding governance, non-profit finance and operations.  A Number 10 staff member will be assigned to assist the youth representative get settled into the role and perform board member tasks.
For more information contact Candace Bangura, Director of Number 10, at or by phone on 03 214 1013.  To express interest in the role, please send a cover letter and resume to Candace at by 25 March 2021.
This February the Number 10 team (who have a couple of enthusiastic bike riders in the building), decided to sign up for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge.  Each participant was encouraged to ride their bike as far and as often as they could during February.  For the first week we were sitting at a phenomenal Number 2 spot on the leaderboard (of Non-Profits throughout New Zealand), but a couple of days of torrential rain and screaming wind soon put paid to the fair weather riders, and we slipped to 5th for the next couple of weeks as people struggled to get back in the saddle.  Undaunted, Project Coordinator Michelle rallied the troops with a bonding lunchtime ride one beautiful Friday, which turned out to be highly entertaining and a lot of fun.
At the end we finished at 7th on the Non Profit leaderboard and 59th out of a total 2,821 registered organisations nationwide, which we're pretty stoked with!
(L-R) Number 10 Love to Ride participants Candace (Director), Michelle (Project Coordinator), Jude (Clinical Manager), Lance (Tranistions Coach) and Regan (Youth Coach).
This year the people behind Te Wiki o te Reo Māori encouraged New Zealanders to use their mihi to introduce themselves.  The Number 10 staff took up the challenge- for some a very simple introduction of their name, where their ancestors come from, and where they live now, and we are using them at our Staff Meetings.

Details: Wednesdays during term time
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop, 10 Deveron Street
Start Date: February 10th, 2021
E14E (Everyone 4 Equality) is a supportive and social youth group for Southland youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, genderqueer, fa'afafine, or takatapui. Members can be questioning or have already come out. 
E14E is a fun, supportive and informed environment for young people to meet new people, ask questions, get advice, enjoy some kai together and do fun activities such as board games & movies.  This group is for everyone aged 12-19 years. 

Details: Thursdays during term time
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop, 10 Deveron Street
Start Date: March 4, 2021
Starting in Term 2 is our new drop-in Woolcraft Group- for anybody aged 10-24 who is interested in anything woolly and crafty!  From absolute beginners to expert, all are welcome.  Each week our truly talented facilitator Vanessa will run through a technique to learn/ master but participants are welcome to bring their own projects to work on as well.  Some yarn and needles will be available. 

Details: Wednesdays during term time
Time: 12:30-2:00pm
Location: Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop, 10 Deveron Street
Start Date: May 5, 2021

Please note:  If you are enrolled in school, you are expected to be at school during the school day.  If you are interested in a group like this outside of school hours, please contact us so we can gauge interest.
Boys Group holiday programme is back for another year, running during the first week of the April school holidays.  Aimed at young men aged between 14 and 16 years, the programme will include team competitions, activities, games, awards, plenty of food and loads of fun!  
Dates: Mon 19 - Fri 23 April
Time: 10am - 3pm daily
Location: Number 10
Pick ups and drop offs available
All of our group programmes are NO COST to participants! 
 If you are interested in finding out more, head to our website and download a brochure. To register a young person, contact us by email ( or give us a call (03) 214 1013
This year Number 10 are supporting 'Colour Your Day'.  It's an opportunity for the Number 10 staff and young people to dress in bright colours and be part of the movement to end our culture of criticism and instead stand together to support and value one another, while raising money to support the kaupapa.
Donations received will enable further development of E Tū Tāngata (Stand Together), a free wellbeing toolkit developed to tackle one of New Zealand’s biggest problems, our Tall Poppy Sydndrome. The toolkit encourages conversations around young people having value, how we can succeed by working together and ways to demonstrate that others matter. Ultimately, creating a mindset that raises the bar.  If you'd like to drop in on the day and make a donation, we will have a collection box at reception.

You can find out how you, your school or workplace can get involved here.
Despite the yo-yoing of Covid Alert Levels, we are forging ahead with planning for our annual Rangatahi Sports Tournament.  This will be the 6th time Number 10 have run this event for young people who are enrolled in alternative education.  The tournament is a round-robin of Basketball, Netball and Volleyball and is an awesome opportunity for young people to be part of a team, get some exercise and have fun!

VOLUNTEERS: We need all kinds of people to help run the day, so we'd love to hear from you if you would like to be a part of this fantastic event as a volunteer.  Contact Michelle ( 

DONATIONS: We are also looking for donations for prizes- drink bottles, lanyards, food, vouchers, sports equipment, clothes... anything that would be relevant and suitable for young people.  Aside from awarding trophies and prizes to the first team in each sporting category, spot prizes are awarded for teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship as well as an overall team prize for Fairplay.  Contact Michelle ( if you would like to help us out in this area.


We have a nurse available each  weekday and a doctor twice a week.  
To see the doctor you must first see one of our nurses.  All you need to do is register with our service which you can do through our online form!


Our Social Services staff provide one to one mentoring, advocacy, activities, events, and groups all in a safe place enabling youth to explore new skills and pursue goals.  We can support youth to set goals and help achieve them by walking side by side on the journey.

Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-4.30pm
Wednesday (Late night) 9am-6pm
Phone: 03 214 1013
Mobile: 027 472 4703
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10 Deveron Street | PO Box 186 | Invercargill
Ph: 03 214 1013

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