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To help navigate our website, we’ve compiled all the information we think you might need at your fingertips. Here you’ll find information about all the services we provide in one location, for educators in high schools, tertiary institutes, and private training organisations.

Like you, we’re passionate about contributing to the futures of all rangatahi in NZ. We’re trained employment specialists, employee advocates, and educators; and we aim to make the world of early employment experiences stress-free.

For us, this means promoting access to justice for issues experienced in the workplace, and educating young workers around their employment rights and obligations. 

From here you can book one of our educators to come and deliver our employment education workshops in your classroom; you can get free employment help for a student having issues at work; or you can order copies of our employment rights resources ‘Educate’ and ‘Empower’.

A dark-skinned, superhero worker - Get in touch with us for employment help.

A part of what we do is help rangatahi experiencing mistreatment at work. We learn more about the young person’s employment issue and talk them through the options…

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Our employment rights resource ‘The Whole Picture’ is a comprehensive, 48-page, glossy, A5 booklet for teachers and young workers navigating their first employment experiences…

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The other key service we offer is the delivery of employment education workshops specifically designed for those in, or about about to go into their first or early employment experiences…

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For the price of a cup of coffee, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of

NZ rangatahi, who are some of our country’s most exploited and lowest paid employees. Over half of young working Kiwis will experience casual or fixed-term employment agreements, redundancy, youth rates, dependent contracting, 90 Day Trial Periods, and general mistreatment/bullying/discrimination…