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Hastings Youth CouncilKaunihera rangatahi

Hastings Youth Council meets regularly to discuss youth-focused issues and work on youth-related projects. It advises Hastings District Council on issues that affect our young people; providing a voice for them at the decision-making table.

What is Hastings Youth CouncilHastings Youth Council Logo RGB

The Hastings District Council recognises the positive contribution young people make to a strong, diverse, resilient and inclusive community. The Hastings Youth Council is a vehicle in which young people can be actively engaged in local government planning and decision making relating to their city.

The Youth Council is responsible for creating dynamic engagement opportunities for young people to participate in, be heard and be involved in community activities and
government decisions.

The Youth Council’s objective is to canvas youth opinions on a range of topics, to then advocate and implement changes on behalf of the young people in Hastings.

The Youth Council's main roles are to: give a youth perspective on issues

  • promote and encourage youth involvement in planning and developing Council services
  • make sure the views of young people are canvassed and passed on to the Council
  • give advice on planning and infrastructure, particularly relating to any direct impact on young people
  • give input relating to policy and strategic development.

Youth Council membership

The Youth Council is open to:

  • youth aged 15-21 years
  • people who live, work or attend school within the Hastings District

Apply for the 2023 Hastings Youth Council

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