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Our aspirations

Ō Mātou Tūmanako
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Our vision for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy is a bold one – that New Zealand is the best place in the world for children and young people.  Never before has there been a better opportunity to realise this aspiration.

The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy puts children and young people at the centre, and will transform the way Ministers and agencies work together to improve the wellbeing of children and young people. It seeks to remove barriers to wellbeing and support collaboration across all settings – from the Cabinet table to the kitchen table. 

While the Government is committed to achieving the outcomes contained in the Strategy, we know we need everyone’s help.  We all have important roles to improve child and youth wellbeing – families, whānau, hapū, iwi, community groups, service providers, the business and philanthropic sectors, government and local government.

The Strategy provides a unifying framework and way of aligning our efforts. Together, we can ensure that all children and young people receive the support they need to achieve wellbeing in every area of their lives.


Read the message from the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Read the message from Minister for Children, Hon Tracey Martin


Last updated: 
Thursday, 29 August 2019