Helpful Links

Local links

Bus Routes – Bus routes to and from school

Taranaki Daily News – our local newspaper.

Puke Ariki Library – our local public library.

New Plymouth District Council – information about New Plymouth District Council and the district of New Plymouth.

Taranaki Regional Council – information about wider Taranaki.

WITT – Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki.

Know your rights

Youth Law Aotearoa – legal advice for youth up to 25 years old.

Consumer NZ Youth  – Consumer also has handy information on legal matters.

Human Rights Commission – promotes and protects the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand .


Healthline – free advice from our trained registered nurses.

Alcohol/Drug helpline – provides friendly, non-judgmental, professional help and advice. If you are concerned about your own drinking or drug taking they can assist with information, insight and support.

Substance abuse support – advice to parents around children trying addictive substances

Mental Health

Lifeline – help for when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Mental Health Foundation -links to lots of organisations that can help with concerns you may have.

SPARX – online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed.

Youthline – finding solutions for young people, their families and those working with young people.

Kidsline – aimed at children up to 14 years of age; 4pm to 6pm weekdays.

Sexual health/Gender identity

Family Planning – advice and help regarding contraception and sexual health.

Outline – sexuality or gender identity helpline.

Rainbow Youth – supporting queer and transgender youth (up to 28 years old).


Tearaway: the voice of NZ Youth – written by youth for youth, about youth stuff

Citizens Advice Bureau – help and info about lots of practical life stuff

Parent Help – Parent Help is a non profit organisation supporting parents to build resilient and positive families/whānau