PLENTY of activities are on offer around Kawerau to fill in the last weeks of the summer holidays.
Manna Support Services community development officer Bob Austin said January could be a difficult time for young people, especially after their families had returned to work.
“The last two or three weeks before the new school year starts can seem empty, with nothing to do except perhaps make mischief,” he said.
A group of organisations, including the Kawerau library, Manna Support Youth Centre, and Tuwharetoa Ki Kawerau, were keen to ensure the town’s young people had plenty of activities to keep them entertained.
Mr Austin said the library programme began before Christmas and ran two to three days each week until January 23.
Further information was available from the Kawerau District Council website.
Mr Austin said Manna Support Youth Centre would host a two-week programme from 1pm to 5pm each weekday, starting on January 12.
This would be suitable for children five to 15, or over, and include outdoor games, crafts, video games, movies, snacks and challenges, he said.
Further information was available from the Manna Support Youth Centre on 07 3238835.
The Tuwharetoa programme was directed towards 11- to 17-year-olds, with group activities including waka ama, river rafting and a pool party on January 29.
Mr Austin said limited places were also available in Oscar programmes run by Kapai Kids, for children aged five to 14.
Information about the Oscar programme is available from Kapai Kids on 07 3238846 and the Tuwharetoa programme on 07 3238027.
Source: Whakatane Beacon