Information for Young People
Do you want to make your voice heard and you don’t know where to start? This page is for you! Get access to information about the Aotearoa Youth Voices network, the Youth Parliament and check out our latest Youth Councils news. Find out about our current training programmes, and improve your skills so you can make a positive contribution to your community.
New Zealand Youth Awards
The New Zealand Youth Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the passion, success and commitment of young people throughout New Zealand who are leading change, innovating and creating solutions.
National Youth Advisory Group
Work with the Ministry of Youth Development to provide a youth perspective on a range of different issues to help government and community decision-makers.
The annual Youth Week celebrates the positive contributions that young people make to New Zealand. Check out all current opportunities and get involved in both organising and participating in events!
Youth Parliament is a great opportunity for young New Zealanders to bring a youth voice to key decision-makers. Acting as Youth MPs and Youth Press Gallery members, they experience Parliament as closely to the real thing as possible and get first-hand insights into the public decision making process.
Aotearoa Youth Voices network
Access AYV's Facebook page for regular updates.
Youth Councils - Local Government
Local Government provides youth councils and other youth advisory groups with regional networking and training opportunities. Youth participation helps make young people aware of their role in a democracy.