Whanganui Raise Up Crew

Whanganui Raise Up Crew

The Whanganui Raise Up crew meet every Monday afternoon at 3.30pm at the YMCA campus on Grey St. Our HQ is the pavilion on the main field. It is a self-contained area away from the hustle and bustle of the main campus.

We have music food and games all in a relaxed setting.

Raise Up Wanganui’s focus is to promote a healthy lifestyle. If we ourselves have a strong body and mind we can focus on building a safe environment for our Whanau and communities to thrive.

Our activities vary each week from cooking, arts and crafts and fitness, we even have our own greenhouse and garden. Every few months our Raise Up crew will run community events which benefit our town and its people. If you want to know more find us on Facebook so come along and check it out.

The Raise Up crew is a fun and safe environment where, the crew has varying backgrounds and we all work well together and enjoy the diversity.

Whanganui Events

Copy Of Blast From The Past Silent Disco Uh Crew 3

Blast from the past Silent Disco!

Entry $5.00

Website Halloween

Raise of Midnight

Entry $5.00

Bunnings Cancelled

Bunnings DIY Workshop

Entry free

French Workshop Poster

French Workshop

Entry free

Whanganui News


Disco night - Young people and seniors

The YMCA's youth development programme, Raise Up is always looking for new ways to get involved and help out in the community. One such event was when the Raise Up crew planned a disco night with the seniors in our community. Shreya Badal, the organiser and one of Raise Up's prefects within the Puketapapa crew, shares the story.


Five of the best ways to keep young people safe online

You might feel the easiest solution is to ban your young person from all leisure use of devices or place strict rules around usage; but the most likely outcome of these sorts of ‘helicopter parent’ strategies is to drive your young person underground – they’ll continue to use, they just won’t tell you about it. There are better, trust-focused strategies that are far more likely to keep your young person safe online – Here's our top five ways to help you out.


Lockdown vs Our Rangatahi

While Covid and lockdown bring a certain amount of stress to just about everyone, the complexities of lockdown life affect young people in a multitude of ways. Raise Up Youth Programme Coordinator Caitrin Mooney and Raise Up Crew Member Aira Li break down simple life hacks to help motivate young people coming out of the lockdown space.