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“Building the next generation of active and contributing members of society who are resilient, thoughtful and connected to their community.”

Te Whare Tapa Wha


Taupo Blue Light has a suite of school based programs developed around the holistic health model

TE WHARE TAPA WHA.  Each program is developed in conjunction with the school to reflect their schools needs using physical activity as a vehicle to empower the rangitahi through teaching them problem solving, bush craft, shelter building, map reading and goal setting.

The program is run in various outdoor locations in the Taupo urban area and designed to show rangitahi places they can visit with their whanau.  During the course they learn about healthy relationships, mental & physical well-being and how to overcome challenges.


Project C.A.C.T.U.S. is run nationwide and is an 8 week intensive, community based program of physical training and mentoring.  In other parts of the country it is known as Blue E.D.G.E. (Empower, Develop, Grow, Engage) The program is developed using a range of experiences targeting youth within a specific Secondary School.


The project objectives include:

  • Assist and support local youth through developing relationships

  • Instil mind and body discipline

  • Mentor youth; reduce offending and drug & alcohol abuse

  • Build team cohesion, spirit and awareness of their ability to achieve beyond expectations

  • Encourage & teach mindfulness & gratitude 

  • Develop leadership


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Creative Escapes

Art and creativity can build resilience, self-esteem, inner confidence, and is a fantastic way to practice self-care and mindfulness.
This 9 week program aims to empower and inspire our rangitahi to express themselves through the creative arts.

No previous art experience or skills are required.

This is not and 'art class', nor is it 'art therapy'.

This is a place for young people to discover how to focus on the creative process; to be present in the here and now; to explore and embrace the freedom of creativity. 


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