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Hastings Youth Council

Image of Youth Council. 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.

The Youth Council's role is to:

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

Image of Hastings Youth Council Logo. Youth Councillors are expected to attend fortnightly or monthly or meetings, help organise the Youth Potential awards, take part and attend events that have been confirmed by the Youth Council, and attend an overnight retreat. 

This membership should be representative of:

  • gender
  • mixed abilities
  • geographical location
  • educational level
  • employment/unemployment
  • diverse cultural backgrounds

2018 Hastings Youth Council

Kate Allen Gurjas Sekhon Hope McCleland
Caroline Jones Cairo Smith Charlotte Frogley
Hena Dugh Matekairoa Butler Ella Hoogerbrug
Emilee Scarborough Oscar Malpas Sam Anderson
Rose Vaima'a Cameron Young Eleanor Matich
Connor Molloy Abigail Masengi Kaikohe Hutana
Dylan Bishop   Max Sharp

Contact us

If you want to contact the Hastings Youth Council phone 871 5000 or email

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