Nurturing the positive development of young peoples’ lives.

It’s our vision to implement and support programmes that nurture the positive development of young people’s lives. We aim to provide the opportunities, resources, and direction for Youth to develop skills for Life.

Trade Training Opportunities

YDOT is proud to facilitate a range of training courses that introduce young people to trades-based skills. Our experienced tutors help students to improve their abilities, learn more about the industry, and explore new career pathways. Students gain hands-on practical experience, as well as the confidence that comes from acquiring new skills.

Your Local Youth Hub

Are you looking for a place to hold your next youth event, workshop, or course? Our Flaxton Road Youth Hub is a multi-purpose community space where young people and community groups can meet for training, education, or just to have fun. We welcome bookings from schools, youth groups, sports coaches and other youth service providers.


We’ve got some fantastic facilities, including a games room and well-equipped gym, and we’ve kept our hire rates reasonable, so as many people can use our space as possible! 


The Youth Hub can be booked at any time – just call Dave Stevens on 027 229 1126 or fill out our booking form.

Youth Hub Facilities

Fitness Gym

A great place for workouts and training, with plenty of indoor equipment and an outdoor basketball hoop. Perfect for running circuit training or boot camps.

Kitchen and Bathroom Facilities

Our modern kitchen and bathroom facilities are available for use when you hire any part of our space.

Lounge & Meeting Room

The perfect space for an event or group meeting! Our lounge is suitable for small and large groups and is fitted out with a whiteboard and TV monitors. 

Games Room

A space to play arcade games, pool, ping pong, basketball or just chill and hang out in a private facility.

Register Interest

Do you have an idea for a course we could offer or a course you’d like to teach?

Get in touch with Dave Stevens on 027 229 1126.

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History

YDOT a Charitable Trust since 1999 was set up to support Youth and since then has provided many Life and Survival Skills, Education and Training Programs.

In the first 15 years this included a successful Trade Training course which saw many young people gaining industry qualifications and going on to employment.

Now after a change of location, new buildings and with a new vision YDOT is again looking to re-establish further Skills Training and Pathway Planning programs for Youth.

The four colours of our logo represent the four areas of wellbeing from the Te Whare Tapa Whā model. Our aim in all that we do is to provide opportunities for young people to grow holistically and develop in all aspects of their life.