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

NZ Youth Awards logo

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

Youth Advisory

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.

Youth Week

Find out more about Youth Week

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

Youth Parliament

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

Find out more about the Aotearoa Youth Voices network

Access AYV's Facebook page for regular updates.

Youth Councils - Local Government

Check out the opportunities in 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.

Young People and funding panels

Find out more about young people and funding panels

Work with community and government decision-makers to help make funding decisions which will affect you and your community.