Youth Council

What is the Gore District Youth Council?

The Youth Council was formed in 2008. It provides a forum where the views of young people are heard, enables youth to work with Council staff and elected members to initiate and support programmes, and acts as a link between young people and the Council. It also participates in the planning of youth-focused and intergenerational events.

Membership

The Youth Council consists of: 

  • Young people aged between 12 to 24 years,
  • A maximum membership of 21 young people, with 10 representing the Gore District at large and 11 from local secondary schools and Longford Intermediate,
  • Youth who are committed to regularly attending meetings.

Responsibilities

Members are required to:

  • Attend Youth Council meetings held at six weekly intervals,
  • Be available to attend other training and meetings that may occur,
  • Contribute to the planning of events held throughout the year,
  • Pass Youth Council information on to their networks,
  • Assist the Council to canvass youth views,
  • Read agendas, minutes and reports, and come to meetings prepared.

Activities undertaken include:

  • Supporting and planning Gore Youth Awards
  • Successful Youth Week
  • Clash of the Youth Councils
  • Interacting with local businesses to hold a district-wide mufti day funds going to St Johns Ambulance
  • Cheap Movie Night
  • Pink Shirt Day to raise awareness against Bullying
  • Ice Party
  • Cheap Movie Night
  • Attend ANZAC dawn service
  • Kidzone event

Helpful Links

Youth Council on Facebook

Youth Council constitution [PDF, 207 KB]

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 F: 03 209 0357 E: info@goredc.govt.nz