This page contains resources on teen life issues.
9/05/2013 3:47 p.m.
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
Do you have a disability and are you over the age of 13? Would you like to go onto the internet and meet your friends and make new ones? Then come and join ‘Spork’ a social networking site moderated by Tiaho Trust. Follow the link below to learn more about Spork.
Teenage pregnancy and parenting
Teenage Pregnancy Unit
In brief, a TPU is a school that teenagers attend to further their education if they cannot attend a mainstream school because of parental responsibilities. Follow the link below for parenting information for Kiwi parents.
He Mataariki School for Teen Parents
Whangarei Hospital runs special teen pregnancy classes.
The Whanau Room,
59 Raumanga Valley Rd,
Phone: +64 9 438 2602
Harmony Ante Natal Class for young parents
in The Whanau Room at the Pulse, every Wednesday from 15th May to the 26th June 2013
10.30 am - 1 pm.
Contact Sharon +64 027 4343087
Te Ora Hou Northland Inc
Te Ora Hou has just opened a residential home in Whangarei for pregnant teens and or teen mothers with baby. The home is run by house parents and is based around supported living, with the aim of preparing teen mums for independent living.
For more information regarding vacancies or transport contact Maggie at +64 9 438 5556 or +64 021 247 8281.
Read an article written by Denise Piper on this new unit:
Safe space for teen mum
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 still 15.
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.
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
Drink Driving - rights on being detained or arrested:
Neighbourhood Support 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
Youth Line New Zealand
Cyberbulling and internet nasties:
Net Safe New Zealand
Teens speak out against bullying:
Teens Against Bullying