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.

We are now recruiting youth councillors for 2018 and welcome anyone between the ages of 12 and 24 years to apply. If you are interested in the future of our district and want to make it a better place for young people, this is the right opportunity for you.

Applications for district-wide positions on the Youth Council close on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Application form [PDF, 460 KB] 

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 E: info@goredc.govt.nz