Youth Council

Youth Council

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

Youth Council meets every month on the last Tuesday of the month.

  • To Identify and communicate to the District Council the interests and preferences of Waimakariri young people in relation to;
    • the content of strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws of the District Council,
    • the processes and mechanisms for engagement with young people in the District,
    • the consideration of regional issues raised by local young people,
    • consultation with young people and the community,
    • advocating and advancing the Waimakariri Youth Strategy,
    • any matter that the Youth Council considers to be of particular interest or concern to Waimakariri young people.

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Youth Service Awards

The Youth Council have established a Community Youth Service award that will celebrate the contribution and accomplishments of youth in the Waimakariri District.


  • Recognition of the positive impact on the community through their volunteering
  • Any person aged 12-24 years who has carried out significant voluntary service in the Waimakariri District to: the arts, culture, education, health, recreation, sport, welfare or youth can be nominated by any two (2) citizens of the Waimakariri District.

The first of the Youth Service awards were presented in September 2022.

Nominations for 2023 are closed.

North Canterbury Youth Services Network

North Canterbury Youth Services Network (NCYSN) meets together to connect, upskill and inform the different youth services across the region, aiming to ensure that young people are well supported in all areas.

Meetings are held quarterly in various locations around the region.

For more information contact:  Emily Belton, Youth Development Facilitator

Phone: 0800 965 468

Mobile: 027 223 0896


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Last reviewed date: 28 Sep 2023