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New Zealand’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

New Zealand’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy will be publicly launched this Thursday, 29 August in Rotorua.

The Strategy framework - including the vision, outcomes for child and youth wellbeing and guiding principles - has been shaped and refined by the interests and aspirations of over 6,000 children and young people, their families and whānau, and those who work with them. It reflects what children and young people said is important for a good life.

It also draws on Māori and Pacific cultural wellbeing models and the latest research on early child development.

The Strategy is accompanied by a current programme of action, with more than 75 initiatives across 20 Government agencies.

There’s also information about how the Strategy will drive and align government efforts, how it will be implemented, and how we will measure and report on progress.

The Strategy will be hosted on a new website:, which will go live following the launch. With the permission of the submitters, the Government will also be publishing more than 200 submissions they received from individuals and organisations during the public engagement process.

The Government thank you for your interest and involvement to date. They're committed to ongoing public engagement, and to working with iwi, community, philanthropic, local government and business sectors to support community-led solutions to help children and young people thrive.

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