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Voices of children and young people from Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland Council, Community and Social Policy Department
Auckland Council Community and Social Policy Department
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Nga reo o nga tamariki me nga taiohi o Tamaki Makaurau

Voices of children and young people from Tāmaki Makaurau

To inform the three-year review of I Am Auckland



This report presents findings from recent engagement with children in young people in Tamaki Makaurau that was undertaken as part of a review of I Am Auckland.

I Am Auckland is Auckland Council's strategic action plan for children and young people.

The plan was adopted in 2013 and was designed to reflect council's commitments to create a city that supports the wellbeing of Auckland's children and young people. Ten years on the strategy is now under review to assess how well we are doing and if the strategy is still fit-for-purpose.

Hearing the views of children and young people is an important part of this review to help us understand if the strategy is addressing the things that matter most to them.

We asked for children and young people's views to inform the review of I Am Auckland

Between August and December 2022, Auckland Council asked children and young people what it's like to grow up in Tamaki Makaurau. We wanted to know what they loved about Auckland, what they thought could be improved, and their hopes and dreams for the future.

Children and young people were supported to share their views in ways that made sense to them. We did this by co-designing the engagement approach with young people and working with young graphic designers on the engagement material.

Our approach included a range of engagement methods, designed to allow for both breadth and depth of response. Our light touch methods allowed for all children and young people to participate, and our deep dive methods provided more in-depth responses from children and young people from targeted communities, such as rangatahi Maori and transgender young people. ...

Auckland Council, June 2023


See also

I am Auckland review findings report October 2023

Auckland Council website, I Am Auckland.