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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.

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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

2022 Youth Council

Lena Ormsby

Lena Ormsby

Karamu High School

Chair
Esta Chaplin

Esta Chaplin

Karamu High School

Deputy Chair
Nikki Mnyanyi

Nikki Mnyanyi

Woodford House

Deputy Chair
Riley Bogard-Allan

Riley Bogard-Allan

Hastings Boys' High School

Calais Byrne

Calais Byrne

Karamu High School

William Duncan

William Duncan

Lindisfarne College

Jorja Earley

Jorja Earley

Hastings Girls' High School

Eru Heke

Eru Heke

Flaxmere College

Aashmeen Jalaf

Aashmeen Jalaf

Hastings Girls' High School

Thomas Jenson

Thomas Jenson

St Johns College

Marcus Laiseni

Marcus Laiseni

Hastings Boys' High School

Jackson McKay

Jackson McKay

Hastings Boys' High School

Bowen  Stefferrt

Bowen Stefferrt

Hastings Boys' High School

Monte Timu

Monte Timu

Hastings Boys' High School

Mackenzie Varcoe

Mackenzie Varcoe

Hastings Girls' High School

Harry Wixon

Harry Wixon

Lindisfarne College

Contact us

If you want to contact the Hastings Youth Council phone (06) 871 5000 or email hastingsyouth@hdc.govt.nz

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