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Join us from the 28th-29th October at Narrows Camp for the 2023 Te Aka Matua Retreat

The Te Aka Matua Retreat is an opportunity for the Youth Sector to come together for a weekend of connection, rejuvenation and personal development. The Retreat is an idea that came about during the 2020 lockdowns, where a network of Youth Organisations came together and expressed they felt burnt out and disconnected within the sector. From there the collective of Te Aka Matua was created and hoped to nurture the well-being of the youth sector and put a focus on meaningful youth engagement.

Te Aka Matua ran a successful Retreat in April of 2021 which was intentionally designed to create a safe space o enable authentic sharing and learning in a spirit of giving and receiving. This retreat was so well-received by the sector that we are bringing it back for 2023!

The theme of this years retreat is REFLECT, RECHARGE, CONNECT and GROW

The retreat is all about the sector taking time to pause and come together. Attending this retreat will allow you to build on your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health.



Gemma Slack

Morning Tea
Unconference Session 1
Unconference Session 2
Afternoon Tea
After Dinner Activities

Bonfire, Hot Chocolate etc



Unconference Session 3
Unconference Session 4

Morning Tea to be served during this

Self Reflection + Connection Time


442 Airport Road
Airport Road 442
Rukuhia, Waikato, New Zealand

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