Regional meetings took place through June/July 2014 to consult with youth, their communities and service providers.
Other forums included Huntly youth advisory groups, a range of Hamilton youth groups/training centres, Pacific youth, Hamilton family /whānau group - for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
An online survey was also used as a way of gathering information.
The aim was to share experiences and thoughts to reduce barriers for young people and their families needing support with youth alcohol and drug issues.
All young people, local service providers, family members, youth workers, schools, health clinics, training centres and those working with young people were invited to participate.