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Youth Council

Temporary Note

Applications for the Rangitīkei Youth Council 2023 are open now and we’re looking for new members! If you know someone aged 13-24 years old who wants to make a real difference in their community, encourage them to become a member of the Youth Council and make their voice heard.

As a member of the Youth Council, rangatahi will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable governance experience to add to their CV

  • Expand their network

  • Make new friends

  • Build on their leadership skills

  • Get involved in fun projects

  • Make the changes they want to see in their community

For more information and to apply for Youth Council, please visit:

Apply for Youth Council 2023

About Youth Council

Established in 2019 by Rangitīkei District Council, the Youth Council offers an opportunity for youth to work alongside elected members and council, to get more involved in solving local problems and to actively engage in the community. Open to people aged 13-24 years old, Youth Council provides a platform for youth to have their voice heard and to make the changes they want to see in their community.

Rangitīkei District Council is excited to have set up its first Youth Council in 2019. Youth Councils are a formal body made up of youth who advise Councillors from a youth perspective. It is an opportunity for youth to work alongside Councillors and council, get more involved in solving local problems and actively engage in the community. It further provides a platform for you to have input on policies AND direct access to the policy makers.

Rangitīkei Youth Council Applications

The Rangitīkei Youth Council is open to all youth aged 13 – 24 that are affiliated to the Rangitīkei District.

We need representation across district, and successful candidates will be good at communication not just verbally but also email and Whats App messages, along with maintaining youth committees/networks to get wider youth input. Youth Councillors need to be open minded and keen to learn, have good time management, want to work with the community and be responsible for deliverables for youth such as leading the Youth Awards Evening.