Aotearoa Youth Voices network

Stand up and get involved! Aotearoa Youth Voices was created for young people like you! Every day we connect you to opportunities to get involved in your community to make your voice heard. By joining us today you will get access to the best events, workshops and training sessions in your region. Find out more below.

Why should you become an Aotearoa Youth Voices member?

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The Aotearoa Youth Voices network is a good opportunity for you to:

  • contribute actively to your own community
  • make your voice heard on key government issues
  • get information on local, national and international youth events and opportunities
  • share ans publish your stories
  • access information and resources to support you to be an active member in your community
  • have the opportunity to be included in govenment consultations
  • access trainig workshops organised by the Ministry of Youth Development
  • be like the 2015 participants!

Experience of the 2015 Aotearoa Youth Voices members

Sam Harrison and Charles Norton from Nelson, and Jessie Chiang

© Charles Norton

In April 2015 the Ministry of Youth Development sent three Aotearoa Youth Voices members to Gallipoli to represent New Zealand at the 100th Anzac Day commemorations.

Sam Harrison and Charles Norton from Nelson, and Jessie Chiang from Auckland were selected following the Ministry of Youth Development’s social media competition.

These three outstanding young people joined 22 others who traveled to Gallipoli, representing Aotearoa and shared their experiences with us back home.

Join us today, you could be like one of these!

How do you become an Aotearoa Youth Voices member?

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It is very simple!

Sign up to the Aotearoa Youth Voices network and we will be in touch with you shortly.

To get more information, email ayv@myd.govt.nz or call free 0508 367 693

What does Aotearoa Youth Voices offer you?

A suite of training workshops helping you to become more effective in making your voice be heard community and government decision makers.

Two online platforms:

How does it work?

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Once you become an Aotearoa Youth Voices member, we will send you regular updates about our current events, workshops and training opportunities. As a member you will get access to opportunities offered by the Ministry of Youth Development such as workshops and funded programmes.

How can you contribute to the Aotearoa Youth Voices Facebook page and newsletter?

As an Aotearoa Youth Voices member, you also have the opportunity to contribute to:

Contact us if you want to find out more

Aotearoa Youth Voices Toolkit

The Aotearoa Youth Voices toolkit is a practical guide filled with ideas for creating positive change for young people. The toolkit is designed so that you can use the information that applies to you and help you identify what you want to achieve. You can dip in and out of it, depending on where you are at with your project.

The Aotearoa Youth Voices toolkit can help you to:

  • get your voice to decision-makers
  • work with others
  • get your opinion out there
  • organise a group
  • understand how Parliament and the Government work

Download the Aotearoa Youth Voices toolkit

Screenshot of the toolkit page

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