Ara Taiohi and ActionStation have collaborated on Ngā Kōrero Hauora o Ngā Taiohi because we are keen to ensure that the perspectives of New Zealanders who are between 12 and 24 are woven into New Zealand’s national priorities around wellbeing. Wellbeing is a state that all New Zealanders should enjoy, but it is a culturally specific concept that can and is interpreted in lots of different ways.
This report gathers more than a thousand young New Zealanders’ voices and views about wellbeing. These young people speak from their own experience, but their collective perspectives paint an incredibly hopeful picture of a more peaceful, participatory and inclusive Aotearoa for all its people.
We are putting Ngā Kōrero Hauora o Ngā Taiohi out into the world in the hope that it will grow conversations about a future where more New Zealanders are able to access wellbeing, and about what will make a difference to young people’s wellbeing.
We share it as an encouragement to decision makers to engage with young people in the redesign of our communities, democracy and economy in ways that support all New Zealanders’ wellbeing.