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Young leaders share ideas with mayors

Young leaders share ideas with mayors

For immediate release: 6 March 2014

Student leaders from 10 Tauranga and western Bay of Plenty high schools had breakfast with their mayors, and chairman today – and had plenty of ideas to share.

The Young Leaders Mayoral Breakfast with members of the Instep Young Leaders Forum is an opportunity for students to ask questions of Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty Mayors Stuart Crosby and Ross Paterson, and Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder. Instep Forum members are Board of Trustees representatives and student leaders for their schools.

The Mayors and Chairman had an opportunity to speak to the students about their organisations before answering their questions. Economic development agency Priority One also co-ordinates quarterly meetings with the Instep students to develop leadership and connections with one another and community leaders.

The students asked about plans to have a greater youth voice on the councils, employment opportunities for Te Puke youth, environmental issues, the role of councillors in the community, university training in the region, iwi rights for heritage sites, entertainment opportunities for young people in Katikati and school buses.

All three councils encouraged young people to continue to get involved with the issues that matter to them.

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