Youth Parliament

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Every three years, about 140 young New Zealanders experience Parliament as Youth MPs and Youth Press Gallery members. It is their chance to advocate for their generation’s views and concerns and to look behind the curtains of Parliament. Find out what this means below!


Youth Parliament is an opportunity for young New Zealanders to learn first-hand about New Zealand’s democracy and to influence decision making. Youth Parliament replicates the real Parliament as close as possible.


What’s going to happen during Youth Parliament 2016? Get all the information here.


Meet the Youth Parliament 2016 participants! On 10 November 2015, Minister for Youth Hon Nikki Kaye announced the 121 Youth MPs and the 17 Youth Press Gallery members.

Be Heard

Are you looking for a way to get your voice heard? During Youth Parliament 2016, there will be great opportunities for you to get involved and build your experience.


Find out more about the essay competition for Youth MPs and Youth Press Gallery members.


Look behind the curtains of some of our previous Youth MPs' projects.

This newsletter provides you with summaries of the latest Youth Parliament 2016 news. All stories are produced by the Youth Press Gallery members.