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*From the MYD newsletter*

06 December 2017

We've gathered together some interesting stuff happening in the youth space!

Insights into Digital Harm: The Online Lives of New Zealand Girls and Boys

Netsafe and the Ministry for Women have released this interesting report exploring the differences in the ways young people experience harm online.

“This research is the first of its kind in New Zealand to investigate gendered differences in online harm from the point of view of girls and boys. It establishes a gendered evidence base about digital harm experienced by young people in New Zealand. This research identifies promising directions and potential solutions to prevent and reduce digital harm.” Excerpt from Report Executive Summary

Download the report from Netsafe’s website here.

Ara Taiohi’s Youth Week 2018: Be Who You Want to Be

Ara Taiohi’s Youth Week 2018 will be held from 19 to 27 May – the theme is “Be Who You Want to Be”. Youth Week grants will open for applications from mid-January 2018. These aim to:

  • Support young people’s participation in the planning and delivery of Youth Week events in their communities.
  • Promote and celebrate positive images of young people; showcasing their talents, achievements, creativity and contributions to the community.
  • Create spaces for young people to share their thoughts and ideas with other members of the community.
  • Create youth development opportunities and youth developed resources.

Check out Ara Taiohi’s website for more information.

Involve 2018: Call for Applications to Present

Involve 2018, the biennial youth sector conference, is calling for applications to present. Check out the video for more information – applications close on 28 February.

Involve 2018 is being brought to you by a collaboration between Ara Taiohi, New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network, Society for Youth Health Professionals, and The Collaborative Trust. The theme is “Looking Back to Move Forward”.

Visit Ara Taiohi’s website to learn more about Involve 2018.

Zeal Launches “Good Vibes: Your Guide to Alcohol-Free Events”

In association with the team at Health Promotion AgencyZeal has launched the Good Vibes Guide - an interactive, free guide for anyone who is looking to organise a successful alcohol-free event for young people. 

Download the guide from Zeal’s website.


IGNITE is proud to confirm programme delivery in 2018 with a new intake and MAINZ Scholarship opportunity. The innovative youth development programme, which nurtures and empowers young people to pursue their passion in music and events, was established in 2016. The success of the pilot programme led to many of its participants moving on to tertiary education and gaining work placements and internship opportunities across the industry. The 12-week programme will return in 2018 and will again focus on the power of mentoring; offering participants aged 15-18 years in Auckland a unique experience and hands-on approach to the music and events industry. There are ten placements available and there is no cost to participate in the programme, which will run from 7 April to 28 June.  Applications open on 12 February. Visit IGNITE’s website for more information on the programme.