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.
14/11/2013 3:01 p.m.
Introducing the Whangarei District Council Youth Advisory Group (YAG) members and their roles.
- Brad Olsen (Chair)
- Joshuah Megchelse (Deputy Chair)
Esther Malcolm (Media Rep)
Lilly MacKinnon (Media Rep)
- Andrew Simpkin (Events and Marketing)
Tiana Cramp (Deputy Events and Marketing)
Te Kaurinui Parata (Liaison)
Kelsey Eaton (Deputy Liaison)
Ryan Marsich (Policy Implementation)
Richard Young (Deputy Policy Implementation)
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.
View the Terms of Reference for the group by following the link below.
YAG Terms of Reference [543kb]
If you want to contact the Youth Advisory Group you can at:
or contact the Chairman:
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In late 2012, the Youth Advisory Group surveyed young people in our district for their views on how to make Whangarei a great place for youth.
The ideas and suggestions were used in the review and update of the Youth Policy which has recently been adopted by Council.
To view the new policy, follow the link below.
Youth Policy 2013 [79kb]
Council facilities and services for youth
Youth-related facilities and services which Council provides are mostly concentrated in the city and urban areas. These are the places where many young people from across the district gather to meet and socialise.
Other facilities which it provides throughout the district automatically benefit youth as part of the wider community.
- sports fields
- Forum North facilities
- parks, reserves, open spaces
- mobility car parks
- access to beaches
- safety and lighting
- public conveniences
- community halls
- inner city improvements.
More of Council's initiatives include providing community funding and liaising with other agencies to support youth activities in the district.
It also provides training, development and paid work experience for young people aged 17 - 24 through its Cadet Programme and Scholarship Programme.
For further information about these programmes, follow the link below.