We are proud to be the Corporate Sponsor of New Zealand Blue Light registered charity. 

Working in partnership with the New Zealand Police, Blue Light has been helping to deliver an extensive range of youth programmes and activities nationally for over 35 years. Blue Light tailors its programmes for localised issues, and has a strong community presence with 69 branches throughout New Zealand.

Recreational Services has been a gold supporter of Blue Light since 2014, and official Corporate Sponsor since 2020.

Current Programmes 

Blue Light is giving students the chance to win cash for their school by producing what they consider to be the best short film ideas. This year's theme aligns with the Ministry's Attendance and Engagement Strategy launched in 2022. Topic - "Why is Education Important?" The clip will illustrate the theme either in a positive way, or show the consequences of the negative outcome, of not going to school. The short film will remain 2 - 5 minutes in length

Competition launches 17th of April 2023
Competition closes 29th September 2023 (last day, term three)

Please register your interest as early as possible and supply the details below to kawana@bluelight.co.nz or for more details email marketing @rs.kiwi.nz

The Life Skills programme centres on a week-long residential experiential-learning camp in partnership with the NZ Defence Force focusing on leadership training, practical skills, self-confidence, teamwork and leaderless tasks. Participants on this programme can also earn up to 9 Level Two and 4 Level One NCEA credits.

The Life Skills programme is for young people aged 14-17 years of age. Participants must be healthy and physically fit as some activities are demanding. The programme would ideally suit young people showing qualities like team involvement, being confident amongst peers and groups of people, being able to communicate and open to ideas.

This programme would also suit those young people considering career opportunities in the services such as the Airforce, Army, Navy or Police. 

Blue Light works closely with the New Zealand Police to:

  • reduce youth crime
  • build community partnerships
  • raise young people‚Äôs self esteem
  • enhance community safety
  • build positive youth and Police partnerships.
Find out more about Blue Light by visiting their website.