Tino Rangatiratanga Taitamariki
ANNUAL REPORT 2002 -2003
Youthlaw Tino Rangatiratanga Taitamariki Inc. wishes to thank the many organizations and individuals who
have provided their kind support and invaluable assistance to its ongoing achievements and success.
In particular we would like to thank the Legal Services Agency,
Auckland District Law Society, ASB Trust, COGS, CYFA, and SkyCity
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT
Kia Ora tatou
On behalf of the Management Support Group of YouthLaw Tino Rangatiratanga Taitamariki, I am delighted to report that we have had an
extremely successful and productive year in 2002/2003. Despite the relatively major disruption of having to find new premises and to
shift, we have continued to provide advice, support and advocacy for thousands of children and young people throughout New Zealand.
As well as undertaking a significant amount of submissions and policy drafting work, and presentations on issues affecting children and
young people, our statistics for the year (1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003) show that we had more than 2,000 clients, and that there were
over 200,000 hits on our website. The website (www.youthlaw.co.nz) is an excellent source of legal information for children and young
people and is another of the ways in which we ensure that our services are available nationally.
Not only are we working within New Zealand, YouthLaw is also being heard on an international stage. In June 2003 John Hancock
travelled to Geneva to present “Children and Youth in Aotearoa 2003” to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. John
contributed more than 50 pages to the publication and was paid by UNICEF to do so; money that was used to fund John’s trip to Geneva.
YouthLaw’s involvement in advocating for children’s rights and showing the world the way it is for children and young people in Aotearoa is
On 1 September 2003 Dr Cidy Kiro was appointed as the new C