Sponsors & Supporters

Sponsors & Supporters

As a not-for-profit, community based organisation, Orakei Sea Scouts relies on volunteers, fundraising initiatives and the generosity of sponsors and supporters to continue our activities.

We gratefully acknowledge the kind contributions made by the following organisations:

Hutchwilco Limited is a New Zealand owned and operated manufacturer and distributor of quality Marine Safety Equipment, Recreational and Performance Water Sports Products and Boating Accessories. Hutchwilco has been in the marine business since 1894.

Ocean Kayak is the name behind New Zealand and Australia’s most popular and successful sit-on-top kayaks. Ocean Kayak is the worlds leading sit-on-top brand. Since its innovative debut in 1971, Ocean Kayak models are considered the most stable and safest kayaks on the market. Manufactured in New Zealand (Silverdale, Auckland) and sold around the world.

Youthtown is a proud and uniquely Kiwi institution since 1932. That makes us 90 years old!

It all started at Nelson Street, the Great Depression was in full swing and with a wave of mass unemployment spreading across the nation. Protests and riots erupted as the frustration of not being able to provide spread.

Amidst the backdrop of this extraordinary time, a small boxing gym opened in Parnell, Auckland. Designed to get boys off the street and into learning a new skill. 'Boystown' was a partnership between the Police and community business folk. As the years passed, that small gym turned into an iconic sports and leisure facility on Nelson Street: a second home to many young people across the city.

Around the same time, Boystown management sensibly recognised that a name change would mirror this universal sense of belonging their clientele were feeling about the place, growing with the times to become ‘Youthtown’. From this launchpad, Youthtown spaces opened across the North and South Islands to extend the experience to more communities.

This is where we are at today. Though our Nelson Street home is sadly now no more, some of the original programme staff from those days still work nationally to help every new Youthtown team member understand our history, memories and impact as we create each new programme space for children and young people across our many communities.

Financial Grants

Lion Foundation

Auckland City – Orakei Board Community


Orakei Marine

Orakei Marina

Pub Charity

Four Winds

First Sovereign Trust Ltd

Raffle Prize Donors

Ocean Kayaks Kayaks and accessories

Hutchwilco Lifejackets (PFDs)

Tight Lines Ltd Leatherman Multi-tool & Headlamp torch

Harvey Norman

Dream Au Pair

Contributors to Raffle Sales Incentive Programme

Kelly Tarltons

Extreme Edge

Rainbows End

Laser Strike Mt Wellington Megazone

AMF Tenpin Bowling – Panmure

Partners and Suppliers

Atomix Boats

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