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serving the community of Otorohanga since 2005

Welcome to Thrive Otorohanga.

Thrive Otorohanga Youth Trust (Thrive), formerly known as The Harvest Centre Charitable Trust, underwent considerable review and an associated name-change in 2015.  This process was assisted by organisational and administrative advice from a successful youth services provider, which operates on the Hibiscus Coast and continues to provide Thrive with networked support and encouragement.  Thrive trustees are all local and contribute a range of business, finance, education, evaluation, local community, and pastoral expertise to their governance of the Trust. They also attend three local churches. Thrive continues to rent premises at The Harvest Centre in Tuhoro Street, Otorohanga. 


Thrive’s goal is to empower our local youth/rangatahi to be the best they can be by providing seamless support programmes for young people from primary schools through to secondary school and beyond. Peter Coventry continues to be the General Manager.  Thrive employs four other staff, who are involved in supporting and mentoring students at Otorohanga College and coastal primary schools, organising school holiday programmes for primary school children and providing a weekly social programme for intermediate-age students.  Thrive staff also continue to operate the Harvest Centre indoor rock-climbing wall. 


Thrive is continuing to develop its capability to regularly review its programmes with an emphasis on continual improvement. It undertakes to review the effectiveness of all programmes twice a year in consultation with its Advisory Board.  A strategic plan has been developed and is being regularly reviewed.  


Thrive receives funding from a range of agencies, including Otorohanga District Council, as well as donations from individual members and businesses within the Otorohanga community.  Please see our How to Donate page to find out how you can also financially support our young people/rangatahi to achieve their dreams.


4 steps - a seamless transition from primary school to workplace

Intermediate age after school program.

Lions Reach Awards

Holiday Program


Harvest Rock

Coastal schools and College mentoring

Hostel Support


Peer to Peer mentoring

Learning Hub for NCEA level 2, retail skills and literacy tutoring

College Youth Coaching

16-20 year old school leavers


Further employment and training assistance


Work preparedness

An indoor rock climbing facility with natural featured walls. Fun for the whole family catering for beginners and seasoned climbers alike.

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