Research from the Government's Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit shows that fewer teenagers are giving birth, and teenage births have declined in all regions except Northland.
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Youth participation key to good decision making. Youth development organisation Youthline says it is a priority for communities to facilitate meaningful youth participation.
This was one of the driving forces behind a meeting of Youthline’s National Youth Advisory Group, recently renamed the National Youth Collective, (NYC) last month.
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Smoking among New Zealand 14- and 15-year-olds has dipped below 3 per cent for the first time, as health officials push for new legislation to help teens kick the habit.
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