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Legal Education Facilitator (4/3/2017) - A unique opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and passionate educator to join YouthLaw Aotearoa, a community law centre for children and young people under 25. You will be working as part of a team delivering our education programme on youth rights to young people and those who work with them. You must be able to [...]
Radio NZ interview on supporting ‘at risk’ school students (1/9/2017) - YouthLaw Aotearoa solicitor and Heidi Hayward join Radio NZ for a conversation about what more needs to be done to support ‘at risk’ school students. Dunedin principal Heidi Hayward created a huge stir late last month when she wrote an open letter to four government ministers highlighting areas of deep concern. She says she wrote the letter [...]
Report into Informal Student Removals from School Published by YouthLaw (10/17/2016) - YouthLaw has released a report today that highlights the experiences of a number of children that have been removed from school inconsistently with the provisions of the Education Act.     Download a copy of the report: Barriers to Education in New Zealand: The Rise of Informal Removals of Students in New Zealand (To download [...]
Report into Special Education Support in Schools published by YouthLaw (9/5/2016) - In a report released today, YouthLaw urges the Government to make comprehensive changes to the structure, funding and accountability of the special education sector.   Download a copy of the report: Challenging the Barriers – YouthLaw (To download and not just view, please press the down arrow button after entering the report.)
New Video with tips about buying a car from a private seller! (9/28/2015) - Looking at buying a new car from a private seller – either online (e.g. Trademe/FB) or in person? Make sure you read these tips before spending your $! Watch it on Youtube now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK8irFAn1as
Judge quashes Green Bay High School’s decision to suspend then exclude special needs student (2/24/2014) - The Honourable Justice Faire has released his decision after a hearing at the High Court last Wednesday 19th February 2014 where lawyers for the 14 year old boy with special needs sought a judicial review of Green Bay High School’s decision to exclude him in July 2013. The Judge quashed the decision by Green Bay [...]
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