Life To The Max Whanganui is a social work practice-based service that started out as a Police Youth Development Programme. It’s formation started in 1999 after a group of people from the Whanganui community became concerned about the increasing rate of youth offending locally.

Key people, directly involved in working with youth and their welfare, from both government and community organisations, formed the Life To The Max Trust.

With local Whanganui Police support of accommodation and resources and a designated Police Youth Aid Liaison Officer, Life To The Max Whanganui has worked with children/tamariki and young people/rangatahi and their families/whānau since 2001.


Have a look around our site, read about what we do and the impact we have on our community. You’ll find out all about our core values, our vision, and how we go about our work. You’ll also find a place to contact us, refer somebody, or read our external evaluations.