Child and youth voice research findings

What Makes a Good Life for Tamariki and Rangatahi Māori?

AUTHOR: Office of the Children's Commissioner

Feedback from 175 tamariki and rangatahi Māori (captured as part of the What Makes a Good Life?: Children and Young People’s views on wellbeing series interviews in 2018). 

Key insights from tamariki and rangatahi Māori about what a good life means and what gets in the way include:

  • We want the opportunity to be our true and best selves as Māori
  • We want the education system to work for us
  • We want safe, clean and supportive communities
  • We need our whānau to be supported so they can support us

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