Resources on teen life issues.
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Life skills books
Real life fiction and non-fiction books for Teens are available in the library.
Follow the link below to browse a selection of life skills books in our library catalogue:
Life skills books in the library catalogue
Teenage pregnancy and parenting
He Matariki Teen Parent School Whangarei
Teen Parent Services at Te Ora Hou Northland Inc
Young mums are welcome at our Preschool Funtimes. Follow the link below for more details:
Learn to drive
If you want to drive you need a licence. The current age for getting your learners is 16.
The New Zealand road code is available to borrow from the library, it is popular, so you may need to request it.
There are some good websites to help you get your licence. Most have questions, street aware games and simulators, theory and mock tests.
Drive Learning tool to help young people learn to drive
New Zealand Road Code Test
New Zealand Transport Agency
AA Driving School
Having a spot of trouble with the law?
Legal information about common issues faced by young people:
Youth Law New Zealand
Driving offences and their penalties fact sheets:
New Zealand Transport Agency Driving Offences Fact Sheets
Driving a car in an illegal street race or accelerate in an unnecessary way on a road, doing wheel spins, 'donuts' or driving a car on a road in a way that causes the car to lose traction (unless authorised by law):
Boy Racer Act Summary
Your legal obligations when buying and selling a car
Buying and selling a car
Groups for or by students
SADD - Students against drunk driving
A peer education group for 13 to 18 year olds aimed at reducing road deaths from drink driving:
Help for teenagers whose parent, relative or friend is a problem drinker. Phone: +64 9 434 4264
Counselling and support
To talk to someone you can email, phone +64 080 037 6633, free text 234 or Facebook or Bebo
Youthline New Zealand
Cyberbulling and internet nasties:
Net Safe New Zealand
Teens speak out against bullying:
Teens Against Bullying