Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

The Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG)

We aim to provide accurate, up-to-date information that contributes to improved health and wellbeing for all young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


We are working toward this goal through a diverse range of projects.

The Youth2000 National Youth Health and Wellbeing Survey series is our largest and most well-known project. More than 27,000 young people have taken part in this comprehensive, anonymous survey in three waves over 11 years (Youth’12, Youth’07 and Youth’01).

We worked with representative samples to provide accurate, up-to-date information about issues facing young people in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 


In 2019 we will carry out the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey in the greater Waikato, Auckland and Northland regions.

This updated Youth2000 project will be led by Terryann Clark (The University of Auckland) and Terry Fleming (The University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington). It will retain core Youth2000 methods and questions in combination with two new Health Research Council funded projects.

For more information about Youth19, click here

For more information about previous Youth2000 waves, click here



Our infographics offer a snapshot of key changes in youth health and wellbeing between 2001 and 2012 for:

Rangatahi Māori
(133.8 kB, PDF)
Pacific young people
(135.4 kB, PDF)
Indian young people
(138.9 kB, PDF)
Asian young people
(142.5 kB, PDF)

Although the improvements shown on our infographics are encouraging, further improvements for young people may still be needed in these areas. These infographics are best interpreted alongside our in-depth reports and publications.

Please feel free to share or print Youth2000 infographics in your workplace, home or school.


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Youth'12 Pacific Factsheet
(856.3 kB, PDF)