Resources and Reports

Check in regularly to read the latest resources and reports!

COVID-19 Support - Resources for Rangatahi, Whānau and the Youth Sector

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.

Youth Matters - MYD's Monthly E-Newsletter

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Access previous online editions of MYD's Youth Matters monthly e-newsletter, from November 2016 to March 2019.

Read 2016 editions of Youth Matters here.

Read 2017 editions of Youth Matters here.

Read 2018 editions of Youth Matters here.

Read 2019 editions of Youth Matters here.



This section contains an alphabetical listing of publications and resources produced or funded by the Ministry of Youth Development.

2017 Brief for Incoming Minister - Youth

Youth Voices - Consultation Reports

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The Ministry of Youth Development consulted with young people on a range of issues in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Consultations were initiated by MYD and/or in conjunction with another government agency to inform them on initiatives and policies affecting young people.

Recovery and Wellbeing Advice

Traumatic events have a profound impact on many people. MYD extends its support and solidarity to all those affected by challenging and difficult times such as the horrific attacks in Ōtautahi Christchurch on Friday 15 March 2019. We know that many people will be feeling particularly vulnerable right now. If you or someone you know needs support, there are a number of services and resources available. It is important that we take care of ourselves and each other. Details of how to access these services are here.

Youth Enterprise in New Zealand

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) recently commissioned Creative HQ to undertake research on its behalf into Youth Enterprise in New Zealand. The objective of the research was to build a list of all Youth Enterprise programmes and initiatives in New Zealand and, in turn, gain a deeper understanding of their value and impact for participants, their communities and New Zealand as a whole.

Youth Participation Research, Toolkits and Relevant Websites

Youth participation resources

The following link below will direct you to a useful list of Youth Participation research, toolkits and relevant websites.

Youth Participation Resources

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The following link will direct you to some useful youth participation resources.

The New Work Order: a presentation by Jan Owen

The JR McKenzie Trust and the Ministry of Youth Development partnered to offer a presentation on The New Work Order by Jan Owen AM Hon DLitt, CEO, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). This presentation is underpinned by really valuable research undertaken by FYA. This is a crucial topic and the research presented by Jan is valuable for anyone working with young people in New Zealand. We hope you’re challenged and inspired by the presentation and, most of all, we hope you enjoy it.

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