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Rangatahi Youth Strategy

Growing a great region where young people thrive

The Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils (Wairarapa District Councils) recognise the importance of having rangatahi (youth – 12–24-year-olds) voices contributing to council decision-making, and want to reflect this commitment through the review of the current Wairarapa Rangatahi Strategy 2016-2021. The review will deliver a revised strategy and new action plan.

It is important that rangatahi are at the centre of this project and help drive and shape the strategy and action plan for the councils. If you are interested in knowing more, sign up to receive updates below.

There’s a range of ways to give feedback

We have developed a couple of ways for our rangatahi to be involved; these include workshops and a rangatahi (youth) focus group. This review provides an opportunity for rangatahi to:

  • assist and advise the three Wairarapa District Councils on how to help grow a great region where young people thrive
  • help the three Wairarapa District Councils identify key barriers and issues for youth in our region
  • connect with decision makers to make sure they know the youth perspective and how best to work alongside youth
  • help the three Wairarapa District Councils prioritise what they should do for youth.

Kōrero Mai – Share your ideas!

We’ve started having workshops with some rangatahi groups already in our community.

We’re coming to see rangatahi over August & September so you can tell us your ideas! You might see us at school, your workplace or online so drop an idea in the box when you see us!

If you’ve thought of an idea, let us know by 30 September 2022, by completing our online form

We’re also recruiting our Rangatahi (youth) Focus Group

We’re looking for up to 15 rangatahi (youth 12-24 year-olds) from across the region to join us. The Focus Group will have workshops over the coming months to help our councils come up with an updated Strategy and Action Plan (helping us sort through the great ideas from the workshops).

Expressions of interest have now closed. We will be notifying the successful Focus Group applicants the first week of October.


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