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About us

About us

Ara Taiohi is the peak body for youth development in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We are a national membership-based organisation with over 1,000 personal and organisational members representing a diverse range of groups.

Te Puawaitanga Taiohi o Aotearoa: Our vision is that young people flourish in Aotearoa; we work alongside our members to support this aspiration.

‘Ara’ means ‘pathway, lane, passageway to/from’ and ‘taiohi’ means ‘young person’ in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Ara Taiohi - Pathway to and from young people.

The organisation was created by the New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD) and the National Youth Workers Network Aotearoa (NYWNA) and officially launched in November 2010 at the Involve Conference in Auckland.

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