Ara Taiohi, the organisation for Rangatahi in New Zealand


Ara Taiohi is a new national youth sector organisation created by NZ Aotearoa Adolescent Health and Development (NZAAHD) and the National Youth Workers Network Aotearoa (NYWNA).

It has been set up to support people who work with young people so that they are more connected, effective and accountable.

Young people are at the heart of Ara Taiohi. ‘Ara’ means ‘pathway to/for’ and ‘taiohi’ means ‘young person’ in Aotearoa/New Zealand.


Mo te oranga o ng? rangatahi me nga kaitiaki e mahi ana mo ratou
For the wellbeing of rangatahi and all the people who support them


  • 1 Connect the sectorby fostering a nationwide movement with local networks, caucuses, hui, forums.
  • 2 Raise the standardsby providing quality information and research, self-assessment tools, training, and a professional body for youth workers.
  • 3 Champion youth developmentby promoting effective leadership that celebrates and promotes young people

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