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- A commitment to manaakitanga and aroha, and a dedicated public kitchen, has helped transform the Takanini local library into a more whānau-friendly space.
Clowning around helps keep tamariki active and connectedA West Auckland primary school has taken a novel approach over lockdown to help keep its students healthy, active and connected.
Young Pasifika – Here to help!Young Pasifika are playing a key part in helping to alleviate some of the impacts of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in their South Auckland community.
Brain Development Collective WānangaIn partnership with The Workshop, the Child Wellbeing Unit facilitated a two-day wānanga to deepen understanding of brain development and how to support it.
Magic Play Box creates outside-the-box thinkingA Magic Play Box, containing a range of upcycled materials such as rope, pipes, wheels, crates and wood, is encouraging Apanui School students to explore their imagination through free and unstructured play.
Students leading the way for a healthy futureTake up water and put down the fizzy drink! That’s the wero that 52 West Auckland schools have accepted, ending the consumption of sugary drinks and elevating the importance of wai through a student-led approach.
Living by the moonlight: MaramatakaA group of West Auckland students are learning how Maramataka (the traditional Māori lunar cycle) can affect their emotions, mood, energy, mahi (work) and taiao (the environment).
Success for all – no-one left behindA coordinated, community-led initiative, based in the Gore District, is targeting children and young people who might be falling behind, through early identification and response.
Future Leaders making a difference in their backyards and beyondWhen COVID-19 hit, many of the challenges faced by young people living in rural communities became even harder. But COVID also provided an opportunity for young people in the Future Leaders programme to demonstrate the quality of their leadership.
Poetry is back!White Ribbon’s annual spoken word competition gives young people a voice so their thoughts on family harm and violence against women can be heard. Theis year's theme is Respectful Relationships, which research shows is a protection against violence
Fake news and online safetyTeaching kids about what’s real and what’s not can be tricky, but it’s important they understand that just because something is online, doesn’t mean it’s true. Netsafe has new resources to tackle misinformation and help with other online challenges experienced by children and young people.
New resources to support child focussed, community-led activityA new set of resources aims to support and encourage child-focussed, community-led activity that will lead to positive change at a local level.