Youth

‘I felt pressured to go to uni’: Better career advice for teenagers could prevent dropouts

Former uni student says better career advice at high school could help prevent students dropping out

‘We are not drowning, we are fighting’: powerful indigenous speeches from the global climate…

"This COP, learn our histories, listen to our stories, honour our knowledge."

Vapes just make vaping more common, don’t decrease smoking rates, research shows

New research shows the impact of vaping on university students.

Learn māuri tau mindful meditation with Te Aorangi | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 4

In this episode of Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai, we learn Māuri Tau, mindful meditation.

'I went from having nothing, to having something.' Homeless rangatahi on being housed during…

Rangatahi who found homes during lockdown after experiencing homelessness share their stories

A youth worker shows us a day in their life helping homeless rangatahi in Auckland

Shiloh Mills is a youth worker helping young people experiencing homelessness in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Cheap rent, compromise and stigma: What it's like living with your parents in your 30s

Is it time we get over the stigma of living with your parents as an adult?

With Delta spreading, should young people kiss their OE goodbye?

When you’re young there is often this perfect window for traveling overseas.

NZ has around 19,000 homeless young people. Lockdown leaves them vulnerable to abuse and harm

It is estimated that half of New Zealand’s 41,000 homeless are under the age of 25.

Only 37% of young NZers think life is fair, compared to 54% of boomers

New research looks at the fairness of life between younger and older New Zealanders

New regulation to stop teenagers vaping comes into force today

It aims to protect young people and non-smokers from the potential dangers of vaping.

What do you look for in a partner, and do you even have those qualities yourself?

What is cheating? And is marriage still important to our generation?

New Instagram settings designed to protect younger users

All Instagram accounts for those aged under 16 are now private by default.

Māoriland: the creative hub empowering story sovereignty

“It’s crucial that we rangatahi get to tell our stories."

Young people are less likely to know their consumer rights

Here are some things you may not know about consumer law.

We asked 8 rangatahi about their thoughts on racism

“That behaviour is very much alive in our country.”

8 rangatahi tell us what they really think about dating apps

“The only good things to come out of it would be in the bedroom…”

‘It's hard without your family’: Teens tell us about living on Auckland's streets

Young and The Reckless is a new documentary about teens who lived on Auckland’s streets.

We asked 8 rangatahi about education in Aotearoa

“Why should people learn Māori history? Because it’s a connection to the land that we live on.”

75% of young people in detention facilities have not yet been sentenced

“The talk is crime, crime, crime” - the deep problems with our youth detention centres.

We asked 8 rangatahi about gender in te ao Māori

“A person is a person no matter their ‘title’. You’re still just a person.”

How young men struggle with body image pressures | One For The Boys | Ep 4

A new bodybuilder and group of friends discuss body image struggles

A third of young people develop a mental health problem after a concussion, new research shows

The literature review involved nearly 90,000 under 18-year-olds in nine countries including NZ.

Teens should get special contraception consults, study says

Researchers say contraceptives should be proactively offered to teenagers. 

The study Proactively Providing Contraception to New Zealand Adolescents from the University of Otago was published on Tuesday…

The Dunedin band asking 'what are we going to do with all this shit?'

Dunedin Doom Pop duo Night Lunch’s new track ‘House Full of Shit’ really connects with the consumerist nightmare we are all living in.

“What are we going…

Gen Z are way less likely to be straight

There is a sexual revolution occurring and Gen Z are at the heart of it. 

Words by Baz Macdonald, infographics by Liam van Eeden.

Recent surveys from the…

Only a quarter of NCEA students say they’re coping after Covid

Covid-19 caused significant disruption to schools, according to new reports released today by the Education Review Office.

Secondary students are struggling most, with only 26 percent of…

How to tattoo people at home

Ever wondered if home tattoos were too risky to bother with? Matt Trevelyan, a seasoned home tattoo artist, shows us exactly what we need to know…