Native Affairs - Baby Daddys

By Ruwani Perera

Aotearoa has the third-highest pregnancy rate amongst high income countries - we're just behind the United States and Chile. 

For the past four years the Government has invested almost 15 million dollars to support teen parents and their children - but while teen mothers are commonly the focus of these initiatives, teen fathers are often overlooked. 

One of only two facilities is Te Aka Ora House and it’s earning a good reputation for getting teen dads on the right track.