Researchers from The University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago and Auckland University of Technology are carrying out a Youth2000 survey in the greater Waikato, Auckland and Northland regions.

The Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey will build on previous Youth2000 surveys carried out by the Adolescent Health Research Group. Since 1999, over 27,000 young people in New Zealand have taken part and findings have been used widely to inform policy and practice, here and overseas. Youth19 retains core Youth2000 questions while adding a focus on rangatahi wellbeing and offering participants direct access to help options.

We contacted a randomly selected list of over 80 schools, seeking consent to survey a random selection of their students during terms 2 and 3, 2019. Over 8000 students will be invited. Each participating school will receive a summary of results from their own school, and broader findings will inform schools, researchers and policymakers about opportunities to support young people.

Youth19 is a scientifically and ethically rigorous survey, funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and approved by The University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee. On this site you can find out about our project, who we are, how to have your say and check out our other research.


Get Involved

We will be holding further youth and adult co-design sessions in early 2019. We are available to talk with schools and groups. We are currently finalizing some questions, for example improving how we ask about housing insecurity, and working on how we offer help options to those doing the survey. Please contact us if you would like to join these conversations or sign up below for our newsletter.


STUDY OR Volunteer opportunities

Want to help out with data collection? Considering a Masters, a PhD or research analysis with our data? We welcome research enquiries.

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