Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

The Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG)

Our aim is to provide high quality, accurate and timely research that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of all young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


To achieve this goal we work on a diverse range of projects. The Youth 2000 National Youth Health and Wellbeing Survey series is our largest and most well-known project with over 27,000 young people participating over 11 years. In 2001, 2007 and 2012 representative samples of New Zealand secondary school students completed an anonymous comprehensive health and wellbeing survey. The results from these surveys give us the most comprehensive, accurate and up to date information about issues facing young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

We are in the process of securing funding for the fourth survey wave and hope to conduct this in 2018.

What's new?

We have recently released infographics showing the key changes between 2001 and 2012 in youth health and wellbeing for all young people in New Zealand as well as specific infographics for Maori, Pacific, Indian and Asian young people.

Feel free to share and print these infographics in your workplace, home or school.

While they provide a great snapshot of how young people from different ethnic groups are experiencing changes in their health and wellbeing, they are best interpreted when read together with our reports and publications. Improvements on the infographic do not necessarily mean that things are good enough for young people in this area.

We've also released the Youth'12 Pacific Factsheet and Youth'12 Pacific Report

See some of the media items related to the Pacific Report:

More articles have been published, including:


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If you use our data or see our data somewhere please tag us #youth2000nz

Youth'12 Pacific Factsheet
(856.3 kB, PDF)