Ōtautahi Crew


Raise Up has arrived in Ōtautahi! 

The Christchurch crew meet on Mondays from 4 pm-6 pm to plan events, participate in workshops, and hang out together. 

Joining the crew is an awesome opportunity to develop your skills as a leader, make some new friends, and run epic events. Here at the Y Christchurch, we have heaps of cool spaces, and heaps of tech, and we’re right in the middle of the city!

Let’s make cool things happen. Our crew is all about empowering young people and spreading the love in our community while having heaps of fun ourselves. 

Thinking of joining the crew? Apply online

When: Mondays 4:00-6:00pm 

Where: 4C Centre, downstairs at the Y Christchurch, 12 Hereford Street

Past Events:
  • Baking Workshop
  • Beach Clean Up 
  • Murder Mystery Party
  • Pink Ribbon Breakfast 
  • Induction Day

Words from your Coordinator

Welcome to the Ōtautahi Raise Up Crew! My name’s Brittany and I am the coordinator for Christchurch. I was raised right here in the 03 but I have spent lots of time living and working overseas.

Things you gotta know about me: I love reading, photography, hiking, movie nights, and my family. I do not like eating coriander or really spicy food. I am also the godmother to a very cute dog who I talk about way too much!

I’m super passionate about working with young people and doing good in the community. My goal is to create a space here at Raise Up where all are welcome and heard. You will have the chance to develop your leadership skills, plan cool events for your friends, plus eat lots of free food!

Come check out Raise Up if you’re interested in making life-long friends, running awesome events and helping out your community. We would love to see you there!  

Ōtautahi Events

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Free the Mic Band Night

Entry $5.00


Join us for our workshop!!

Join Raise Up Whanganui and Palmerston North for our Tree Planting Workshop! 


 Limited spaces, so sign up now! https://forms.gle/c4DM4KV9nCScfWgr6

With support from Department of Conservation Whanganui, Learning Environment & The Y Whanganui

Entry free

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Ōtautahi Youth Market

Entry free

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Manurewa Ice Skating

Kia ora! 

The Raise Up Manurewa crew are running an Ice-Skating event at Botany Paradice Ice Skating rink for all youth ages 13-18!

Tickets are $10 per person. 

Event runs from 7-9:30 pm on Friday the 19th of May!

See you there. 

Entry free

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"Our baking workshop was fully paid for by the Y Christchurch’s social enterprise hotel (Hotel Give) and to say ‘thank you’ we were able to hand out cupcakes to the guests which the crew members got really into. It felt like a great crossover moment between the supporters of the Y and those that benefit from their support. "

Raise Up Coordinator YMVA Christchurch