The Youth Mentoring Network



Seasons greetings from NZYMN

12 Dec 19

Season's Greetings from NZYMN

HIGHLIGHTS 2019. Did you catch up with us at one of our workshops this year? It has been a great privilege to present our Sharing the Kaupapa: Quality Relationships in Youth Mentoring workshop in 15 locations across the motu. Through the workshops we met over 400 dedicated mentors working hard to support the rangatahi of Aotearoa. I know that all those attending took the opportunity to extend their mentoring networks and enjoy the company of others working in a similar field. We want to acknowledge and thank The Tindall Foundation for their support with this mahi.

NEWSLETTER: Summer 2019/2020. Another highlight of 2019 has been the writing of our newly formatted newsletter CONNECTIONS.

Read about

  • The generosity of mentors sharing their knowledge and experiences.
  • Factors that contribute to highly effective mentoring matches.
  • Mentoring as a significant influence on youth wellbeing.

Click on this link to read the full Connections Newsletter  NZYMN Newsletter

LOOKING FORWARD to 2020. We still have three more Sharing the Kaupapa workshops to present in Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill and then the big event will be the INVOLVE 2020 conference in Wellington in August. Last year’s conference was lots of fun and planning is well underway towards another successful event. Keep an eye on for details and more information.

We wish you and your whānau safe and happy summer holidays. We hope that you will have a chance to relax and reflect on the year that has been, and look forward to the year ahead.

Meri kirihimete ngā mihi o te tau hou ki to whānau

Joy Eaton, on behalf of the NZ Youth Mentoring team

Register online now for 2020 - Sharing the Kaupapa workshops


Date: Wednesday 12th February 2020 | Location: Aotea Lodge, 65 Whitford Brown Avenue, Papakowhai, Porirua, Wellington

Book online now


Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020 | Location: Nga Tapuwae Community Centre, 253 Buckland Road, Mangere East, Auckland

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Date: Wednesday 25th March 2020 | Location: Ascot Park Hotel, Corner of Tay Street &, Racecourse Road, Invercargill

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MentorPlus (Mentoring Skills) workshop - 2020 training schedule 

We are pleased to confirm our 2020 public training schedule for our MentorPlus (Mentoring skills training) workshop.


Anyone who works with young people who would like to add a mentoring dimension to the work they do will benefit from this workshop.


  • 19th & 20th May 2020
  • 11th & 12th November 2020   

Venue: Auckland, Rosepark Hotel, 92 Gladstone Road, Parnell

Click here to register: Register online now

Further courses may be scheduled during the year depending on the need.  These will be advertised in our newsletters and on the website.  

In-house, community based workshops

We also offer in-house (site based) workshops for organisations and / or community-based courses on request.  For example in 2019 we run community courses in Kaikohe, Auckland and Christchurch. Please contact us to discuss your requirements -

Comments from previous attendees:

"The workshop is really practical. It taught me how to talk with our mentees more effectively and ask the right questions."

"It gave me really useful activities that we can use with our mentees."

"I really enjoyed sharing korero with workmates and looking at the theory behind how we work with young people."  


Please pass this e-newsletter on to others in your community who work with young people and have an interest in mentoring and like our facebook page to keep up to date.

Ngā mihi nui

Joy Eaton and the NZYMN team

New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network
PO Box 99726 Newmarket
M: 021 468 851


Newsletter Archives

12 Dec 23:Season's greetings from the Youth Mentoring Network
22 Aug 23:Youth Mentoring training scheduled for remainder of 2023 - register online now
14 Jun 23:Youth Mentoring Network - Mid-year update
03 Mar 23:Youth Mentoring workshops - 2023 Schedule
13 Dec 22:Season's Greetings from NZYMN
08 Sep 22:September workshops - Whai Wahitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring
20 Jul 22:Whai Wahitanga - Active Youth Participation in Mentoring - August workshops - book online now
20 Jun 22:Kaitaia and Nelson workshops 28 & 29 June - Whai Wahitanga: Active Youth Participation in Mentoring
17 Dec 21:Meri kirihimete from NZYMN
11 Aug 21:Youth Mentoring - new one day workshop on Active Youth Participation in Mentoring
14 Jul 21:INVOLVE 2021 update: 9 - 11 August
09 Feb 21:Youth Mentoring - February 2021
17 Dec 20:Youth Mentoring - Season's Greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
27 Oct 20:Youth Mentoring - Spring update
20 Jul 20:Youth Mentoring - July 2020 update
12 Dec 19:Seasons greetings from NZYMN
07 May 19:May 2019 update
06 Mar 19:March 2019 update
14 Dec 18:Season's Greetings from NZYMN
09 Aug 18:August e-news
16 Jul 18:Involve 2018 - three exciting announcements
09 Jul 18:July update
10 May 18:May e-news update
22 Feb 18:February e-news
19 Dec 17:Seasons greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
29 Aug 17:August e-news
06 Jul 17:July e-news
14 Jun 17:June e-news update
25 May 17:May e-news
20 Apr 17:Invitation - Professor Renée Spencer - Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM)
04 Apr 17:April e-news
02 Mar 17:Youth Mentoring news - March 2017
21 Dec 16:Happy holidays from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
24 Nov 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
25 Oct 16:Registrations for Wellington & Auckland Regional workshops - now open
12 Oct 16:October update - Regional workshops on the new Youth Mentoring Guide
13 Sep 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
16 Aug 16:Regional workshops: new Youth Mentoring Guide - update
20 Jul 16:Youth Mentoring latest news - July 2016
07 Jun 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference - just 2 days left to register
31 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - final week to register
25 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 20 days to go
18 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 4 weeks away
12 May 16:National Youth Mentoring Conference, 14 June 2016 - just 5 weeks away
02 May 16:Youth Mentoring special one day conference, 14 June 2016
18 Dec 15:December 2015 update
01 Sep 15:September Youth Mentoring Update
23 Jun 15:June 2015 - Youth Mentoring update
17 Jun 15:Prof. Michael Karcher presentation - update
09 Jun 15:Prof. Karcher presentation - revised RSVP link
09 Jun 15:Invitation - Professor Michael J. Karcher - Mentoring the mentors
16 Apr 15:Youth Mentoring update - April 2015
10 Mar 15:Invitation - Distinguished visitor - Wellington and Auckland events
19 Feb 15:Invitation - Professor Zimmerman, Mentoring at risk Youth
17 Dec 14:December 2014 Update
26 Aug 14:Invitation to register your programme with the Youth Mentoring Network
23 May 14:May 2014 - Youth Mentoring News
22 Apr 14:MentorPlus workshop - Wellington 12 and 13 May - 3 places left!
11 Apr 14:Youth Mentoring April update
12 Mar 14:Festival of Education: Youth Mentoring sessions - places limited - register now
11 Mar 14:INVITATION: Festival of Education - Auckland and Christchurch
20 Dec 13:Seasons Greetings from the NZ Youth Mentoring Network
23 Oct 13:Youth Mentoring - October update
17 Sep 13:Youth Mentoring - September update
03 Sep 13:NZ Youth Mentoring Conference registrations close today!
28 Aug 13:National Youth Mentoring Conference - last chance to register
21 Aug 13:2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - registrations close in 2 weeks
14 Aug 13:2013 National Youth Mentoring Conference - special group discount
25 Jul 13:2013 Youth Mentoring Conference - Earlybird registration finishes 31 July
05 Jul 13:2013 Conference - programme and presenters confirmed
30 May 13:May update - 2013 New Zealand conference