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27 September 2018

Read the latest Youth Matters now! This edition is filled with stories of remarkable young people and the organisations that are supporting them to gain new skills, build their capability and resilience, and improve their wellbeing. From upskilling young people to serve on a governance board, through to young New Zealanders using volunteering as a vehicle for community action, our rangatahi are achieving some amazing things.

26 September 2018

The nationwide participant selection process for Youth Parliament 2019 is underway, Youth Minister Peeni Henare announced today. All Members of Parliament are on the search for a young person to represent them and their community as a Youth Member of Parliament (MP) in 2019. Young people are also encouraged to apply to be a Youth Press Gallery member.

04 September 2018

Read the latest edition of Youth Matters now! Check out the innovative young people and programmes we’ve featured in this month’s MYD News, Youth in Action and Profiling this Month sections. From preparing young people to lead in an emergency, through to supporting rangatahi with disabilities to express themselves creatively, young New Zealanders are being equipped to achieve remarkable things.