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27 February 2023

The concept for this episode was proposed and developed by one of the young people participating in the associated youth development opportunity and highlights just how resilient and fearless young people can be. 


19 May 2023

The Budget 23 announcement includes investment of $12.2 million over two years ($6.1 million each year) to provide funding for youth development providers to continue providing targeted support for 3,250 at-risk ākonga and young people aged 12 to 24 years annually. 


10 July 2023

This Report, funded by MYD, addresses participation barriers to including refugee and ethnic migrant youth voice in decision-making.

24 July 2023

This report was developed by Big River Creative to support the evaluation of the Ākonga Youth Development Community Fund, which was launched in late 2020 by MYD, in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE) - Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. 


03 August 2023

A Request for Proposals (RFP) and associated Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Ākonga Youth Development Community Fund have been published on the Government Electronic Tenders Service website.

14 August 2023

The refreshed Youth Plan entitled "Youth Plan: Voice, Leadership, Action" aims to amplify youth voice in government policy and decision-making and ensure processes are in place for young people to have meaningful input into decisions.

28 August 2023

MYD has updated its suite of Youth Engagement Resources with the support of the 2022/23 MYD Youth Advisory Group. 


22 December 2023

Appointments to the next iteration of MYD's Youth Advisory Group (YAG) have been announced.