Photo showing the Youth Advisory Group in 2021.

We provide youth services and a cadet and scholarship programme for young people.

Our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) provides advice to Council from a youth perspective.

To ask a question about our youth services, contact our Community Development Advisers on 09 430 4200.

School holiday programmes

We have compiled a list of School Holiday programme listings in our District:

School holiday programmes

Arrange for your School Holiday activity to be listed:

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Youth Week Fund

The Youth Week Fund supports young people aged 12-20 to deliver a community project or activity to celebrate Youth Week in Whangārei. Youth Week 2024 runs from 20 to 26 May.

Applications for this Fund close at 9:00pm on Monday 18 March 2024.

Youth Week Fund

Youth Advisory Group

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) provides advice to Council from a youth perspective.

The group meets once a month to provide advice on how we can make Whangārei an even better place for young people to live, learn, earn, play and have their say. 

Youth Advisory Group

Youth Survey 2021 - 2022

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) undertook a project in 2021 to better understand the wants and needs of youth in Whangārei. 

This report summarises the feedback, highlights key points from the data and identifies gaps that exist for young people in our District.

Youth survey report(PDF, 6MB)

Scholarships and cadet programme for youth

Our youth-related facilities and services 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.

We also provide community funding and liaise with other agencies to support youth activities in the District. 

Our Cadet Programme provides training, development and paid work experience for young people aged 17 to 24. We also offer a Scholarship Programme which are awarded in the careers that will support our future business needs.

Each Scholarship provides financial assistance and work experience while studying.

Cadet programme and scholarship programme

Youth policy

Our Youth Policy outlines the principles we will follow when considering matters that affect youth, and three sets of goals to achieve.

Youth Policy