Contact Person:

Graeme Ewart


Business Manager

Phone: 0211031294


Hawke's Bay


LIFT aims to deliver the mission of 100% youth employment for the Hawkes Bay region. We work with the most disadvantaged and excluded young people to create a job-led ‘wrap-a-round’ approach that provides pathways for young people into sustainable employment or self-employment. As a social enterprise, LIFT delivers services that have been designed by local rangatahi. LIFT is delivered by a young local team, who offer a unique relatability and can build relationships and rapport others cannot. We reach young people and whanau using non-traditional approaches, which has resulted in engagement with numbers of ‘hard to reach’ unemployed young people far exceeding expectations.


Drivers License, Employment pathways, Further education, Work ready skills, Other

Key Words

Kaupapa Māori, Tangata Pasifika, NEETs, Secondary School, Tertiary Education, Careers, Disability, LGBTQ+, Professional Development/Training, Work Experience, Driver Licensing, Rural, Digital/Online Service, Employer, Collaborative Partnerships, Certified, Volunteer, Free Service, Life Skills, Employment Skills