Kare Toa - an update

29th Nov 2021

On the 17th the Kare Toa group were invited to Kaikōura Auto Centre where they were shown how to change a tire and then got to give it a go themselves. 

They were shown around a car and learnt the basic in and outs of vehicle maintenance and what to look out for with the dangers and what might go wrong if you're not paying attention.

The group also got to listen to the career stories of the workers and how they got into being mechanics, from being dairy farmers and cafe workers to being apprentices working towards their dreams. 

Thank you to the team at Kaikōura Auto Centre - Ethan, Brad and Courtney - for sharing your workspace and time with us, it was a great experience and now the group feel that they would know what to do if they ever get a flatty.


On the 24th the Kare Toa group got the awesome opportunity to go sea kayaking with Kaikōura Kayaks as a collaboration with Wenbo from Sport Tasman. This is part of Sport Tasman's Mahia te Mahi project which engages young people with their local communities through looking after the environment and being rewarded with outdoor activities. 

The group had an amazing time getting all kitted out and then out paddling on the water around South Bay. The wind was a bit of a pain but with great teamwork (two people in each kayak) the paddling was shared and the arm muscles were put to work. We got to learn about our amazing wildlife and learnt some very interesting facts about seals, did you know that they are nocturnal? 

A huge shout out to Wenbo and the team from Kaikōura Kayaks - Emma, Griff and Miles - for making this opportunity happen - another experience ticked off the to do list for the group.

Coming up on the 1st of December we will be doing a beach clean up down at South Bay to give back to our community as part of the Mahia te Mahi programme.

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