Wellington City CAYAD is based in Consultancy, Advocacy and Research Trust (CART). CART is a Maori organization working directly with and for the “at risk” communities of South Wellington and elsewhere in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It was established in 1989 to meet the needs of “Nga Mokai”, the name, coined by James K Baxter, to describe a population on New Zealand’s social periphery.
Wellington City CAYAD covers the Wellington region from the eastern suburbs of Wellington, Wellington City and outer suburbs, through to Tawa.
Greetings to all,
My name is Anthony Carter and I was appointed Wellington City CAYAD Kaimahi in June 2013. I'd like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself and share a bit of a background as to how I came to this organisation.
I come from a background in both the corporate and social service sectors. A born and bred Wellingtonian, I was the programme coordinator for a Youth Transition Programme with the Wellington City Mission immediately prior to joining the Wellington City CAYAD team. I have an extensive background at the community grass roots level, working with disadvantaged and “at risk” youth, as well as coordinating and managing social service programmes.
Other than my family, my other loves centre around Church, Sports and Music. I am the leader of my local church youth group and over the past few years have been involved in coaching basketball and rugby at both secondary school and representative age grade levels.
A real passion of mine is developing and enhancing youth, unlocking their potential and committing them to success.
I look forward to meeting you all over the course of my role with the CAYAD whanau, therefore, please feel free to make contact if you are ever in the Wellington region.
Nāku noa, nā Anthony Carter
3 Myrtle Crescent
Ph (04) 384 6845
In addition to the CAYAD programme, CART facilitates a Maori Community Health Service comprising:
- a Whanau Ora Co-ordination Service which assists whanau to create a healthy and aspirational future across the areas of good warm safe violence
- free housing, successful participation in education, employment, justice, and recreation.
- a Rangatahi Health Service programme that provides opportunities for physical activity including the He Taumata Toa Growing Champions programme and the CART Achievement Gym.