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.
13/05/2013 3:31 p.m.
Youth Advisory Group
Introducing the Whangarei District Council Youth Advisory Group (YAG) members.
Ella Stolwerk (Chair)
Adam Janes (Vice-Chair)
Brad Olsen (Media Liaison)
John Roy (Marketing Coordinator)
Andrew Simpkin (Funding Coordinator)
- Te Kaurinui Parata
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.
If you want to contact Council's Youth Advisory Group you can at email@example.com
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Advisory Group vacancies
There are currently 4 vacancies on the Youth Advisory Group and we are looking for young people aged between 15-20 to fill these spots.
You can see the Terms of Reference for the group and a description of the position by following the links below.
Youth Advisory Group Terms of Reference [450kb]
Position description [349kb]
How to apply
If you are interested in being a member of YAG, complete either of the application forms and get it to us before 1 June 2013.
Youth Advisory Group Application (online version)
Youth Advisory Group Application (printable version) [81kb]
The forms are also on Facebook.
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]
Facilities and services for youth
Youth-related facilities and services which we provide 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 we provide 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 our initiatives include providing community funding and liaising with other agencies to support youth activities in the district.
We also provide training, development and paid work experience for young people aged 17 - 24 through our Cadet Programme and Scholarship Programme.
For further information about these programmes, follow the link below.