What do we do?
- Advise the Waitaki District Council and advocates for youth interests in local government decisions.
- Identifies youth related issues and opportunities in the Waitaki district.
- Make submissions to local and central government.
- Organise or support youth orientated events.
- Identify short, medium and long term goals for our young people, and work towards achieving them.
- Support initiatives that encourage young people to get involved in community events, and to volunteer their time.
- Learn meeting procedure.
Being part of Youth Council
- Attend and actively participate in monthly Youth Council meetings.
- Seek the views from peers on youth related issues.
- Play an active part in decision making, and take ownership of any follow up roles created as a result of these decisions.
- Undertake any reading or other preparation required for upcoming meetings.
Youth Council meetings
We know Waitaki's got talent but do YOU have moves, and not just like Jagger? Can you tell jokes, do magic tricks? Then it’s time to start practising for the 2020 Waitaki District Youth Council talent quest.
Everyone is welcome, in fact being there really counts with a People's Choice trophy awarded on the day. So what are you waiting for?!
- : Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 1 PM – 4 PM: Takaro Park: Dance, Group, Bands, Instrumental, Vocal, Comedy and other talents.: Group One- age 11-14, Group Two- age 15-24.: 10 major prizes up for grabs, each with the value of $100 cash and 10 other prizes up for grabs, each with a value of $50 in the form of vouchers from local businesses.