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07 August 2015

Aotearoa Youth Declaration is a conference formed around the idea that youth below the age of 18 should be given a formal platform to express themselves on civic issues and the governance of our country. 

10 August 2015

The New Zealand Government response to the Aotearoa Youth Declaration 2015 was published today to celebrate the United Nations International Youth Day. With the theme of ‘Youth Civic Engagement’, it’s the perfect day for decision-makers to engage with young people by responding to recommendations outlined in the Aotearoa Youth Declaration 2015.

10 August 2015

Young New Zealander, Tabby Besley, was one of 60 Commonwealth citizens named as inaugural winners of The Queen's Young Leaders Award. These awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional young individuals from across the Commonwealth who have proved themselves to be inspiring leaders in their communities. Below, Tabby tells us her story of what it meant to receive this Award and being presented with her Award from the Queen at Buckingham Palace!

12 August 2015

Information about the IHC and MYD working together to support young people with intellectual disabilities

13 August 2015

Information to support LGBTI young people in the community

14 August 2015

Young People connecting with and contributing to their community


02 September 2015

Applications are now open for the Rotorua Future Leaders Forum 2015, to be held on 14 and 15 October 2015. 


20 November 2015

The Education Act 1989 has served education well in the 26 years since it became law, but a lot has changed since then. It’s time to take another look at the Act, to see how it can better fit our modern educational environment, and help raise achievement for all children and young people. Minister of Education Hekia Parata launched a public consultation on November 2, which runs until December 14.

26 November 2015

27 November 2015

On Tuesday Hon Nikki Kaye, the Minister for Youth, announced a new direction for youth development, with the aim of increasing the number and quality of development opportunities available to all young New Zealanders aged between 12 and 24 years.