About LIFT


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Hawke’s Bay rangatahi speaks about her journey with LIFT

Hawkes Bay’s social enterprise delivering youth employment


LIFT aims to deliver the vision of 100% youth employment for the Hawke’s Bay region.

We work with our most disadvantaged and excluded young people, supporting both them and employers, networking and connecting with service providers, to create a much needed and job-led ‘wrap-a-round’ approach that provides pathways for young people into sustainable employment or entrepreneurship.

Our business-led solution was established as a direct response to issues identified through engagement with young people, parents, whanau, communities, service providers and  employers in Hawke’s Bay.

Our products and services have been designed by local rangatahi and are delivered by a youthful and experienced team, who offer unique relatability and can build relationships and rapport others cannot.

At its core, our model focuses on bringing rangatahi and their whanau and local employers together.  

We focus on our customer’s needs and connect with them on channels they use. We have a flexible, non constrained approach to provide our services.

We also utilise a reverse marketing approach and Bounce Life Skills a training programme which gives the foundational skills that every job seeker needs before getting out there and living their dream.

We are constantly seeking customer feedback and adapting our model and delivery to best meet the needs of our rangatahi. 

youth engaged

Employment Placements

Drivers licences

Bounce LIFE SKILLS COURSES undertaken

What Drives Us

Our Vision

Our Vision is 100% Youth Employment  in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand


Our Amazing Team


Director/Lead Faciliator


Business Manager

TeHuia Bill



Bounce Facilitator



Rangatahi Facilitator


Junior Rangatahi Facilitator


What Rangatahi Say About Us

As soon as I walked in I felt like I belonged.


You can tell they will always be there not just when the course ends.

Female Rangatahi

At LIFT no one is left behind.


I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I’ve achieved without LIFT.


LIFT spends more time on you than teachers spend.

Female Rangatahi

Other services just have you there to tick the box but, not LIFT. They care.

Male Rangatahi