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Hastings Youth Councillors appointed

February 28th 2014

Hastings Youth Councillors appointed

Young people from all around Hastings District have shown strong interest in becoming part of the Local Government decision making process.

27 nominations were received for 15 positions on the Hastings District Council Youth Council. The new Councillors will have the chance to gain a perspective on issues that affect the district and will be encouraged to become involved in planning and developing Council services. Councillors will also ensure that the views of young people are canvassed and passed on to the full Council.

The 2014 Hastings District Council Youth Councillors are:

Marina Arai, 18
K-Ci Williams, 16
Chavez Farquhar, 16
Lachie Huddleston, 16
Tabitha Lorck, 17
Amy-Louise Martin, 16
Izzy Mickleson, 17
Rongomarie Kireka Wikaire, 17
Nicole Mount, 17
Tom Hosford, 17
Tessa Williams, 17
Emily McPherson, 17
Josh Bullivant, 17
Fairlane Teitinui Maaka, 17
Rebecca Frankum, 15

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “I am delighted at the interest shown by young people from all around the district in becoming a Youth Councillor. It can be a very rewarding time for these young people and I have seen members of previous Youth Councils grow, and gain a greater appreciation of the challenges of being involved in political life.”

Lawrence Yule says “This year’s group of young people come from varied backgrounds and represent all parts of the district but they have one thing in common; they have shown a great desire to be involved in the decision making process. The calibre of the Youth Councillors is high and I applaud them for their desire to become involved in Local Government politics at a young age.”

Youth Councillors will attend monthly or fortnightly meetings, help organise the Youth Potential awards, be a part of events that have been confirmed by the Youth Council and attend an overnight retreat.

Further information on the Youth Council is available at www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/youth

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