Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Boards Embrace Shore Youth

Boards Embrace Shore Youth

Local Shore Youth Council members had attended each of the six community boards in North Shore by the end of Youth Week. They raised such issues as the lack of youth-friendly meeting space in Albany, the loss of the North Shore Events Centre as a venue for youth events, safety in parks and need for improved night services for ferries and buses in North Shore.

The Community Boards all welcomed the input of the Shore Youth Council representatives and requested them to more regularly engage with them. With youth representatives already sitting with the Birkenhead, Glenfield and Devonport Community Boards, this means young people are increasingly being having a greater say about issues in their communities.

Shore Youth Council members that were taken on by their local community boards in 2005 include current co-chair Stephanie Rahardja in Glenfield and executive team member Simon Poulton in Birkenhead.

Stephanie says, “At first it was pretty daunting but the Board was very encouraging. I now speak up and make sure that they understand how their decisions might affect young people.” Simon agrees, and says, “Although I can’t vote, I sometimes have a completely different perspective on issues than the Board and I can see how they take that into account when it comes to placing their vote.”

This move shows the decision-makers are prepared to challenge youth stereotypes and meet the Youth Week challenge to: “Include young people. Grow our community.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news