Youth Voices - Consultation Reports

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) - Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi 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.

The feedback included in the following consultation reports are the voices of the young people involved, and do not necessarily reflect the Ministry of Youth Development's views.


The “Northland Youth Voices” project was commissioned by the Northland Intersectoral Forum (NIF) to provide information that would help it deliver on its strategic priority of realising youth potential.

A report summarising two months of discussions, including 106 posts made by 53 members, from the community of 154 registered users has been released.


University Entrance changes consultation for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

This report provides an analysis of the findings from a survey and forum with young people in response to the Canterbury earthquake.

This research was conducted by the National Research Bureau on behalf of the Ministry of Youth Development. The report provides us with an insight into the interests and concerns of young people aged from 12 - 24 years old.

Young people taking part in a Māori Youth Summit in Hamilton in September 2010 were invited to respond to a set of questions about what's important for young Maori right now.

The Hansard for Youth Parliament 2010 provides a full transcript of the questions for oral answer, general debate and legislative debate held in New Zealand's House of Representatives on 6 and 7 July 2010.

A report on the youth consultation for the Auckland Social Policy Forum discussion document.


These reports contains a summary of the views of young people who participated in the youth friendly survey on the sale and supply of liquor in New Zealand.

Analysis of the findings from youth consultations on the Ministry of Transport’s Safer Journeys package.

A report presenting the views of young people on New Zealand defence issues.

Themes arising from consultation with young people on the concept of a voluntary youth community service programme.

Findings from consulting young people on what makes an effective holiday programme.

A report on the skills and support young people need to find employment.

A report on the findings of a consultation with young people on their attitudes and experiences with tagging.