When Lucy Sharp was going through not one but two harrowing treatments for cancer, it was a playful pair of elephant socks that often brought a smile to her face when the going got tough. Facing repeat surgeries and chemotherapy to rid her body of the life-threatening Hodgkin's lymphoma, the Auckland schoolgirl would pull on her favourite bright pink ankle socks, the quirky footwear a happy distraction from her many unpleasant medical procedures. Lucy, who was first diagnosed at intermediate school, says wearing her colourful socks made all the difference while she was in hospital.
Analysis - Bound by the gravity of a big achievement and given enough time, history, in sport, can easily morph into something it never wanted to be. Photo: AFP. Think the Chicago Cubs and the World Series.
New Zealand adolescents have little knowledge of the most effective form of contraceptives, like implants and IUDs, and support the concept of an education programme about these long-acting reversible contraceptives to help prevent unintended teen pregnancies, University of Otago research has found. In a paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today, researchers found most of the young women aged 14 to 18 interviewed knew little about implants like Jadelle and IUDs, despite the fact they are 22 times as effective as the oral contraceptive pill, the most commonly 25 per cent used form of contraception among the participants. Ms Duncan says 41 per cent of New Zealand adolescents aged 16 to 19 report having had sex with more than 90 per cent of adolescent pregnancies unintended.
Mahina Walle has lived all her life on island reserves, and now wants to protect them. Photo: Supplied. Now she wants to protect the marine life around it, she tells Suzanne McFadden.
The call for better and more comprehensive sex education in schools is growing louder and in recent months much of it has been coming from school students themselves. So in episode two of BANG! In March, hundreds of demonstrators, mostly students, protested at Parliament, concerned that schools aren't doing enough to combat rape culture amongst some groups of teens.
With information on everything from education to healthcare, we bring you great information to support you as you parent your teenager. We overview heaps of different activities for teens in NZ. Dealing with teenage behaviour can be a real challenge.
When they're not flossing not that kind or scrolling through TikTok, some of New Zealand's teens are out on the sports field winning medals, suiting up for national teams, and winning tournaments around the world — while making the rest of us instantly feel old and contemplate mortality more than ever before. Here are some of Generation Z's finest Kiwi athletes, who aren't just brimming with potential but also killing it on the world stage:. Joshua Bai is a literal child.
They are two of our up and coming basketball stars who have got an opportunity to show their skills on the world stage. Lilly was the only girl and Dontae the only boy from New Zealand selected at the trial for the Jr. NBA Global Championship. This is the second time the annual junior championships has been held where teams from regions around the world and teams from regions around America play.
Elisa Martin Moses, a Macleans College Year 13 student, has stunned international judges with her excellent knowledge of the Chinese Mandarin language. At the ninth Chinese Bridge, a Chinese proficiency competition for secondary school students around the world that was held last month in Kunming, in southwest China, the New Zealand team, represented by East Auckland's Elisa and Joape Nagera of Rotorua Boy's High, won the Oceania title and ranked as one of the world's top five. High-achieving young students of the Chinese language from 89 countries competed over five rounds to show their command of it through written exams, speeches, a talent show, fun sport activities and sitcoms.
Warning: This video series is about suicide and sexual abuse, which some people may find disturbing. It also contains strong language. Please contact any of the following organisations if you need help. The series shares the account of two girls who are battling for life; 23 year old Director Jazz Thornton survived her own attempts to take her life but lost her friend Jess to suicide.