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YSAR Tauranga was established in October 2008 where 7 passionate a local volunteers formed a working group to establish the organisation. Founding members were John Barton, Bob Mankelow, Melvern Wainwright, Shaun Thompson, Trudi Cantwell, Chris McAlpine and Steve Campbell. With 17 inaugural students we started on February 2009 and have grown exponentially since.


YSAR Tauranga  meets on a Wednesday evening at Otumoetai College pavilion classrooms from 7pm to 9pm. Students come from a wide range of Secondary Schools in the Bay of Plenty.

If you are interested in becoming a member of YSAR please have a look through our website and Facebook Page. Apply online

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YSAR is classified as a Donor Organisation and your donations are tax deductible – please make contact for further information