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Every Child Thrives, belongs, achieves: Children's voices on the Green Paper


1 November 2011

This submission synthesises the views of children in Years 7 and 8 from four primary schools throughout New Zealand. These children are well placed to contribute sensible, insightful comments about their lives and about the issues raised in the Green Paper. This submission is made on behalf of the children who participated in the research.

As part of this consultation, seven young people from Te Maioha O Parekarangi (Rotorua Youth Justice Residence) wrote a rap that expressed their views of the challenges of being a young person in New Zealand:  



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