About Raise Up Gisborne

Welcome to the Gisborne Raise Up Crew!

Raise Up has arrived in Gisborne!

We are launching Raise Up in Gisborne and we are keen to have you join us!

Joining the crew will give you the opportunity to have a positive impact in the community, and we are passionate about supporting young people in the Bay. The Gisborne crew will be meeting once a week, and in this space we’ll be planning events, organizing workshops, and doing cool stuff in the community.

Join us for future thinking, food and fun!

Thinking of joining a crew? Apply online.

When: TBC 4pm – 6pm  

Location: YMCA Stadium Childers Road

Start date: TBC – watch this space! Join The Crew to get all the details!

Weekly Activity: If you have any ideas on what we should be doing, let us know. Have your say!

Word from your Coordinator

My name is Tosh and I am the coordinator for Tairāwhiti Gisborne.
I'm born and raised in the Bay of Plenty and consider Ohope Beach/Whakatāne to be home. Since finishing school, I have been fortunate enough to work with young people in a variety of settings around the world.
I have worked as an outdoor instructor in Europe and Asia, studied Physical Education and after living in Palmerston North for five years, I moved to the beautiful Tāirawhiti.
Working with young people is rewarding and something I am super passionate about.
I have really enjoyed getting to know the local community and what is on offer for our youth here.
Growing the Raise Up programme has been fun and I am inspired by the enthusiastic young people we have in the region. It's a great opportunity for young people to come together and bring their ideas and passions to life whilst making friends and gaining new skills
Personally, I am super passionate about health and fitness and I love to spend time outdoors and adore being close to the sea. When I'm not working I'm often out swimming at the beach, walking or doing Les Mills classes at the The Y.