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Youth Advisory Group

This page contains information about the Whangarei Youth Advisory Group and how it is working with us to make the district a great place for young people.
Updated: 8/02/2019 9:39 a.m.

Young and motivated?

Are you aged 15-24 and would like to have a say in Council matters that affect young people living in Whangarei?

If so, joining the Youth Advisory Group (YAG) might provide the perfect opportunity.

The Youth Advisory Group supports Council's vision of Whangarei being a vibrant, attractive and thriving District for all people living here.

The Group is looking for up to 12 team players this Summer who want to provide a youth perspective to support the work Council does for young people.

Together, the Youth Advisory Group, Council staff and Councillors will hold monthly meetings to go over projects and policies Council is working on. This provides an exciting opportunity for youth to learn about local government and how to have a voice within council.

Recent review

After looking back on Youth Advisory Group's achievements and identifying what had worked well, changes were made in the terms of reference to reflect the way our community and Council look today, including:

  • new membership criteria
  • a new appointment process
  • two-year terms of service (renewable once)
  • setting strategic agendas
  • developing work programmes
  • commitment to a diverse representation within the group
  • emphasis on lived experience
  • membership as an individual (rather than representative of an organisation).

Existing members

Existing members are encouraged to reapply.


The opening date for applications is 19 December 2018.

Please complete an application form (link below) or pick up a copy of the application form from our Customer Services Centre at Forum North.

Completing the printable form

Download and save a copy to your computer first. You can then either:

  • print it, complete it by hand and send or deliver it to us; or
  • fill it out on your computer and save it before attaching it to an email to us.

Youth Advisory Group Application Form [1.2mb]


Postal: Whangarei District Council, Private Bag 9023, Whangarei 0148.

Applications Close

The deadline for applications to join is 15 February 2019.

What the Youth Advisory Group does

We meet once a month to discuss ways of helping to make Whangarei a great place for young people to live, learn and earn in.

Our purpose is to provide advice to Council from a youth perspective to help make Whangarei the ultimate living environment.

More information

You can read the Terms of Reference for the group and Position Description for members by following the links below.

Advisory Groups Terms of Reference [179kb]

YAG Position Description [412kb]


Contact the Youth Advisory Group by clicking on the link below. 

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Youth Advisory Group Members

Below are photos of the Youth Advisory Group members.  You can click to view a larger image.

Aby GeorgeAndrew Wech
Anna FinchettAsaeli Moala Pene
Callum AndersonCeili Lea
Izaia TilialoJacinta Hoek
Joseph LunaJulius Kuraia
Lexi LaybournMathilda Gritt
Shaun PrinslooTiare-Esser von Enckevort


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