Trialling extension of Monday hours (8/14/2017) - YouthLaw is currently trying the extension of Monday hours to 6pm for the month of August. If you have any legal queries, please feel free to contact us tonight before 6pm.
YouthLaw is moving (6/26/2017) - We are moving office so YouthLaw’s phone service is closed from Friday 23 June until 10am Monday 10 July. If you need legal advice please contact your local Community Law Centre who can help. Contact details are here: http://communitylaw.org.nz/our-law-centres/ For school enquiries, call the Students Rights Service on 0800 499 488 and leave a message. [...]
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 [...]