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Life

Resources on teen life issues.
Updated: 19/12/2019 3:31 p.m.

Browsing library books.

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:

Teenage pregnancy and parenting
 

He Matariki Teen Parent School Whangarei

Teen Parent Services ​at Te Ora Hou Northland Inc

Preschool Funtimes

Young mums are welcome at our Preschool Funtimes. Follow the link below for more details:   

Preschool Funtimes

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

Legal rights

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:

SADD 

Alateen
Help for teenagers whose parent, relative or friend is a problem drinker. Phone: +64 9 434 4264

Alateen

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 

 

 

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