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03 January 2020

The Hive is a Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) Youth Voice Project that uses an innovative approach to increase young people’s participation in the government policy development process. MYD worked in partnership with design agency Curative and 15 rangatahi (young people) on this project and this post focuses on lessons learnt that will be useful for other engagement work.

17 January 2020

The Ministry of Youth Development's (MYD) Youth Voice Project has developed an innovative online platform called ‘The Hive’ that aims to increase young people's participation in government policy development by facilitating their contribution and guiding them through the submission process.


18 March 2020

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25 March 2020

This update provides detailed information about what constitutes an essential 'social service' and what this means, following recent Government announcements. This information relates to Oranga Tamariki and Ministry of Social Development (MSD) funded services. It also provides information on the combined approach that the Government’s social sector funding agencies will take to funding services and managing contracts during this time.

27 March 2020

As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, new funding is being prioritised to support community efforts on the ground. There are community groups and individuals doing critical work in the fight against COVID-19. This funding will allow them to continue to support their communities and help them through challenges they may face in the coming months.


19 April 2020

There's no shortage of advice and helpful hints available about how to support young people to overcome the challenges they are facing during COVID-19. We've gathered a selection together and will continue to add to this list as new information becomes available.


14 May 2020

Held every year, Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and achievements of rangatahi. The week also recognises the youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young people. 

18 May 2020

Great to see our colleagues in the MSD Pacific Team, championing youth voice by having a virtual cup of tea with two young Pacific stars to hear their thoughts on COVID-19 and beyond.


12 June 2020

Congratulations to Kate Seagar, the winner of the MYD My Voice Competition, in collaboration with the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation!


17 November 2020

Regional information hui and Zoom hui (zhui) are available to those wanting to learn about the Ākonga Youth Development Community Fund - Strengthening Ākonga Resilience to Achieve Better Outcomes (the Fund).