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Child and Youth Voices: What’s important to me


Child rights

13 December 2017

“It affects the future generations so the ones that are actually going to live through it should have a say in who controls their future”   Age 15

For children and young people, Aotearoa is home, it is their world. They have told us that as the future generation, they are the ones who will live and work here in the decades to come.  They will be most impacted by the decisions being made now. 

Despite this, we know very little about children and young people’s views on New Zealand’s topical issues. So we asked them.

We wanted to hear from children and young people about what they consider are the most important issues facing us as a country, what they think can be done about those issues and how they would like to share these views and have them heard.


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