Youth Development

This page relates to  the youth in the Waimakariri District and what the Council is doing to help support them in the community.

We want our young people to be happy, vibrant and full of confidence. The Council has developed a Youth Developement Strategy which outlines how the Council and community can invest in the development of our young people, so they feel valued and encouraged to stay and make positive contributions to the continued growth of the district.

Positive Youth Development has been described as an approach that guides communities in the way they organise programmes, people and support so that young people can develop to their full potential.

WAIYouth and Youth Council Report 2014 (pdf, 1.9 MB)

Staff contact:

Sam Redman, Youth Development Facilitator
Phone: 0800 965 468 | 
Mobile: 021 567 544
Visit: Rangiora Service Centre, 215 High Street, Rangiora 

Youth Council

Youth Council provides a mechanism whereby the needs and aspirations of young people can be bought to the attention of the 'right people' and be translated into action. 



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 WaiYouth is a group of young people from across the District who comet together to plan and deliver events, workshops and 'things to do' for local young people.


North Canterbury Youth Services Network

The meetings are held quarterly on a Thursday 10 am - 12 noon in the Committee Rooms at the Rangiora Service Centre, 215 High Street Rangiora. Next date to be advised.

For more information contact Sam Redman, Phone: 0800 965 468, Mobile: 021 567 544 or email

Other useful links

North Canterbury Community College