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11 March 2019

Read the latest edition of Youth Matters now! This month we have a story on an impressive young trailblazer, Maisy Bentley. We've also profiled award-winning young entrepreneurs and much more!

11 March 2019

19 year old Maisy Bentley has dedicated a big part of her life to many different causes that she holds dear. She has drawn upon her own personal experiences to reach out to other young people and advocate for them on a local and international stage.

01 March 2019

Minister for Youth and Chairperson of the Youth Parliament Multi-Party Steering Committee (MPSC), Hon Peeni Henare, has launched the six-month Youth Parliament 2019 Programme.The programme runs from 01 March to 31 August 2019, and includes 120 Youth Members of Parliament and 20 Youth Press Gallery members attending a two-day Youth Parliament event in Wellington on 16 and 17 July.

26 February 2019

17 year old Ranisha Chand migrated to Aotearoa New Zealand from Fiji with her family in 2014 and has spent the years since giving back to her community. A leader that encourages the empowerment of rangatahi, Ranisha is the ambassador for Shakti Youth Network for Change (SYNC) at Papatoetoe High School.