Whakatane District Youth Council
What is the Youth Council?
The Whakatane District Youth Council (WDYC) is a team of young people between the ages of 12 to 24 who provide a youth perspective to what the Council does. The team will be a mixture of ethnicity, age, gender, experience and from different geographic locations. WDYC aims to encourage youth participation in the community. They meet monthly to discuss youth issues, work on youth projects, gain valuable skills and learn a bit about local government while they’re at it.
Council members are selected annually at the beginning of the year. If you wish to become a member of the Youth Council you need to:
- attend a compulsory Training Day held at the beginning of each year
- attend eight meetings held from 4pm to 6pm in the Council Chambers, Whakatane District Council scheduled throughout the year
- link to the community
- speak in front of a group
- attend 80% of monthly meetings
- be proactive and positive.
2013 Whakatane District Youth Council
The WDYC will be starting at the beginning of the Term 2, 6 May 2013. Check out the new dates.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Whakatane District Youth Council, please complete the application form below.
Youth Council 2013 Application Form - (PDF, 1MB)
Applications close at 4.00pm Friday 26 April 2013.
2013 Meeting Dates:
6 May, 27 May, 17 June, 8 July, 29 July, 19 August, 2 September, 23 September.
Meetings are held from 4pm to 6pm in the Council Chambers, Whakatane District Council.
2012 Whakatane District Youth Council
The Youth Council is an excellent opportunity to experience how the Council operates and get involved in your community. All meetings are open to the public and you are free to attend them.
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"Erin in Rio" has made it into the finals of the Inspiring Stories Film Competition! The winners will be announced at Te Papa in November - WATCH THIS SPACE!
Erin (17) was one of four New Zealand young people chosen to attend the UN conference called 20+, in Rio, on sustainability. She said it was a life changing experience. Over 47,000 attended this conference. This is a snippet of what she experienced.
Erin is a year 13 Student at Whakatane High School and a member of the Whakatane District Youth Council. Five members of the Youth Council made the film in two days, late in July 2012, three weeks after she returned from Rio de Janeiro.
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The World we want - an interview with Erin Murphy who recently attended The UN World Sustainability Conference 2012 in Rio.
Whakatane Youth Week Alcohol Adverts 2012
The above adverts have also been screened at Cinema5 - awesome!
Thanks to everyone who particpated in Youth Week!