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Finding a place to belong through basketball

(Trent, student, basketball player)Basketball is a way of life. Basketball is my culture. Basketball is my home. It is my place. It is where I belong.Kia Ora, my name is Trent. I'm 17. I'm part Māori and also part Irish. Both parts of me that I love. I'm in my second to last year of high school and I'm associated with Oranga Tamariki as I live with my grandparents. They helped me. Also a lady called Karen helped me quite heavily in having the ability to go to camps, to have a...

Youth Justice residences

There are many reasons that determine why a young person might go to a Youth Justice residence, and how long they might stay. They may have been: arrested and put in our care until they go to Youth Court remanded by the Youth Court and need to stay at a residence until the case is settled (this can take up to three weeks or longer if the charges are denied) sentenced by the Youth Court for three to six months. If things go well for them i...