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Browse the history of Waimakariri District
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." - Lewis Carroll
What’s up? - Run by Barnardos New Zealand. It’s a free, nationally-available counselling helpline and webchat service for children and teenagers. You can chat about anything - bullying, family violence, gender identity, anxieties, or friendship and dating
The Lowdown - To help you recognise and understand depression or anxiety. It's full of ideas and people who can help you get unstuck and get to a better place
Youthline - Get help and support when you need it. Lots of information, plus access to help via phone, txt, email or live chat
Skylight - Have you been emotionally impacted by events that have caused significant change, loss or grief in your life? This website may be the one for you right now
Just the facts - Just the facts about sexual health and STIs, brought to you by the Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation (STIEF), and initiative funded by the Ministry of health through collective District Health Boards
Netsafe - The best New Zealand site for learning about scams and online safety. Has useful posts for Young People on Bullying, Image abuse, Games and apps, and here you can report Online Incidents
TeensHealth - This is a US site but it has easy to find info on all health-related topics such as specific diseases, how the mind and body operate, nutrition and fitness, and life!
Youthlaw - Free legal help for children and young people throughout Aotearoa. Information and FAQs about relationships, legal rights and responsibilities, access to welfare, and so much more
Learning to Drive - Get your Driver’s License. This AA site has the how-to details and links to the Road Coad plus practice quizzes and tests
CareersNZ - Help in finding a job or choosing a new career. Advice on study pathways, and how to apply for jobs online. Guidelines for CVs and cover letters, with samples and templates. Match your interests to career paths and find out what education and training you will need
NZ Education - Ministry of Education website with sound information about Tertiary Education and Training & Apprenticeships
GivMe - Find possible funding providers for your study expenses. To access these free resources a user account must be created with an email and password. These will be the login details for the user
No major drama - Learn about majors for Bachelor degrees from across eight NZ universities, and then rank them based on your skills and interests
WAIYouth Join a group of young people who take action on things their peers want to see happening in the community, run events, volunteer, and more! Get involved in your community!