We work with South Auckland rangatahi to help them develop the skills to live their best lives
Donate now through our GiveALittle page and you’ll help our rangatahi dream up bright futures for themselves. Your donations allow us to spread the goodness by expanding our proven programmes to benefit more rangatahi.


Ngā Rangatahi Toa has been nationally and internationally recognised for its social-justice-based education work and Creative Youth Development (CYD) work for young people. We work with South Auckland schools to identify students who will benefit from our programmes, then engage with these rangatahi and their whānau for a minimum of 12 months. Scroll through to read more about our programmes.


Wānanga is the opportunity for us as a collective to get away from the confinements
of the city and head to either bush or water, to help us unlock
and connect with those creative elements faster.


We work with South Auckland schools to identify and support students who'll benefit from our programmes.


Manawa Ora is an intensive, performance-based arts mentoring project
that supports our rangatahi to creatively explore their own life experiences.

Ngā Rangatahi Toa exists because teenagers don’t always have a good experience in school. When this happens, disconnection from the education system happens at a crucial time for young people, limiting their future options for fulfilling their potential.

From our Journal

Ngā Rangatahi supporters celebrated Matariki at the opening of an exhibition created by our rangatahi at Toi Tū in Ponsonby. The exhibition was based on docum...

Our executive director, Huia O’Sullivan, was on stage recently at Basement Theatre for the Re: News panel on the awkward relationship between art and mone...

Kia ora and thank you to Liam and the team at Re: News for all the time they spent with our rangatahi as they prepared for last year’s Manawa Ora series o...

Ngā Rangatahi Toa is a non-profit organisation based in Auckland and powered by the energy of a diverse and enthusiastic team.


Ngā Rangatahi Toa is a lean non-profit organisation which would love your support to continue its transformative work. We’d love you to become a monthly supporter, or donate whatever you would like to help our rangatahi develop their dreams and realise their ambitions. We’d like to especially acknowledge the amazing team at One Percent Collective, who make it so easy for New Zealanders to support organisations like us. Check out their work and donate at the link. 

Each year we work with up to 40 rangatahi. The basic cost of supporting one of our rangatahi to build a brighter future through our transformative creative arts mentoring projects, and through wrap-around support is $5,300 a year. Any donation, big or small, will help us to reach more young people who need someone to believe in them, so that they can believe in themselves.

Our Supporters

We’re so grateful to the many organisations that make our work possible, and make it possible for the young people we work with to have more of the tools they need to chart their own paths. These are some of the crews that help us do our work: