Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa - Noho Marae

Wanna be a good youth worker or a great one? 

Our young people deserve the best from us, so let's get equipped for the mahi.

Code of Ethics training is essential for all youth workers and a prerequisite for membership with the Canterbury Youth Workers Collective.

About the Code of Ethics Noho Marae

We're excited to launch into our third year of running our Code of Ethics Training as a noho marae. A Noho Marae is an overnight marae stay. Being part of the bicultural journey, this is required of all participants.

The Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa New Zealand defines key values and standards for youth workers in Aotearoa New Zealand. This training unpacks the 24 clauses of the 3rd Edition of the Code of Ethics which is developed around Mana Taiohi. 

It's not just what you can't do. It's about growing in solid youth development practice for our rangatahi and celebrating the unique and necessary approach that defines youth work.

The Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa does not have a 'Treaty clause', instead a commitment to biculturalism is woven throughout the document.  In order to have our Ethics Training better reflect this, and on the advice of our Tangata Whenua Kaitohutohu (advisory group) we decided to move the training to the marae. Don't be shy! We know many of our Youth Workers haven't had the opportunity to stay at a marae before, but there will be a lot of value for your personal and professional development by weaving this in with Ethics training.  

Upcoming Dates

Next Noho Marae Dates

7th & 8th November


*These dates are tentative and will be confirmed closer to the time


Day One

  • Pōwhiri - Meet at the marae for the formal welcoming ceremony.  Youth Workers will be supported and guided by our facilitators as well as CYWC staff.

  • Whakawhanaungatanga and marae tikanga - Getting to know each other, the local history and understanding protocols on the marae

  • Lunch

  • Introduction to the Code of Ethics/Youth Development

  • Biculturalism and the Treaty of Waitangi

  • Free Time

  • Dinner

  • Bicultural Ethics Continued

Day Two

  • Ethics in Scenarios

  • Lunch

  • Final Learnings plus Mihi Whakamutunga

  • Depart the Marae


Wheke, Rapaki Marae,

37 Rapaki Drive,

Te Rāpaki-o-Te Rakiwhakaputa


Payment Policy & Covid Alert Levels

Payment Policy:
These trainings are highly subsidised by the Department of Internal Affairs and without this sponsorship, each participant would need to pay $200 approx. Refunds are available through this ticketing system 7 days prior to training otherwise refunds would only be considered under significant circumstances. However, any registrant who does not attend and does not communicate with CYWC Staff will need to be invoiced for the full cost of the training.

Alert levels:
​We are planning this to be a noho mare (overnight stay. We will be following covid protocols with mask wearing etc. 

Any questions (or to check if you're a member, email 


For tracing purposes, if you are buying multiple tickets in one transaction, please ensure you fill out the individual details for each attendee.