NZFVC Weekly Quick Reads: 7 November 2023

Tue 07 Nov 2023

Welcome to our new Quick Reads format. This week we cover: • Feedback invited on care records, • Kaupapa Māori website on mahi tūkino, • Takatāpui youth voices, • Respectful relationships programme for Rainbow youth, • Challenges and help seeking for youth, • Deepfakes.

Calendar page reading 7 November 2023

Quick Reads: 7 November 2023

Welcome to our new Quick Reads format. Each week we will share selected news bites relevant to family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa. This is a new format and we welcome your feedback. Let us know what you think at We will continue to publish our longer in-depth news stories as well.

Feedback invited on care records

Archives New Zealand is asking for feedback on what is defined as a care record. They are also asking for feedback about protecting or keeping records. This includes records related to state care and non-state care, like faith-based care. Feedback is due by 18 November 2023. The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has recommended the Crown urgently look at the rules about keeping care records and how they are managed. Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand and the Crown Response to the Abuse in Care Inquiry have developed a definition of what is a care record. They are asking for feedback on this definition and your opinion about keeping records. You can complete a survey online or email You can find more information from Archives New Zealand or see the media release from Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs.

New kaupapa Māori website to educate and prevent mahi tūkino

Te Puna Oranga have launched a new website Mauri Oho to help educate and prevent mahi tūkino (sexual violence). Mauri Oho focuses on eight kōwae (sections) to help people and their whānau gain knowledge, understanding, and awareness about mahi tūkino. Mauri Oho is an online learning platform based on the Whakatōkia te Kākano o te Hā resource booklet. The booklet was developed by Te Puna Oranga alongside whānau in 2014 to address the lack of kaupapa Māori mahi tūkino prevention resources. Te Puna Oranga is a kaupapa Māori family violence and sexual violence service provider based in Ōtautahi | Christchurch. Find more information about Mauri Oho in the September 2023 update from Te Puna Aonui.

New brief: Takatāpui youth voices from Youth19 survey

The Youth19 team and collaborators have published a new brief, Takatāpui Voices on what is needed for bright futures: A Youth19 Brief (2023). The report describes rangatahi Takatāpui as "Māori young people who are takatāpui, LGBTQIA+, queer, rainbow,nonbinary or questioning their gender identity". The brief explores themes from rangatahi Takatāpui students’ open-text responses in the Youth19 survey. It includes responses to questions about things that could be changed to make things better for young people in Aotearoa including changes at home or in family life, at school and in general.

Respectful relationships programme for Rainbow young people

InsideOUT Kōaro and RainbowYOUTH developed a respectful relationships programme for Rainbow rangatahi and young people. The programme, Aro ki te hā, is a 6-week exploration of respectful relationships with whenua, self and each other. The programme was developed with the involvement of a rōpū of young people that advised and shared decision making around the program’s content and delivery. The collective document, Tentacular Kōrero, shares the journey of developing the programme through stories, whakaaro, kōrero and mauri. The team also published the Aro ki te hā research report. Learn more about the development of the Aro ki te hā from the Rainbow Violence Prevention Network.

Youthline report

State of the Generation Report 2023 summarises findings from a survey of young people. The survey asked questions about what issues and challenges young people are facing, the impact of social media on young people's lives and how young people access support. Youthline commissioned the survey and report from Kantar Public.

UK documentary on deepfakes and image based abuse

RNZ highlighted a new documentary that tells the story of one woman's experiences of discovering her face has been digitally edited on to images of women on a porn website. The documentary, My Blonde GF: the experience of being deepfaked for pornography, is available from UK-based The Guardian. RNZ interviewed the filmmaker Rosie Morris about making the film.