Information for Young People

Find out about some of the stuff you can get involved in! Subscribe to receive MYD's monthly e-newsletter, Youth Matters, and keep up to date!

New Zealand Youth Awards

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The New Zealand Youth Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the passion, success and commitment of young people throughout New Zealand who are leading change, innovating and creating solutions.

Youth Week

Find out more about Youth Week

The annual Youth Week celebrates the positive contributions that young people make to New Zealand. Check out all current opportunities and get involved in both organising and participating in events!

Youth Parliament

Youth Parliament

Youth Parliament is a great opportunity for young New Zealanders to bring a youth voice to key decision-makers. Acting as Youth MPs and Youth Press Gallery members, they experience Parliament as closely to the real thing as possible and get first-hand insights into the public decision making process.

Youth Matters - MYD's Monthly E-Newsletter

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Access online editions of MYD's Youth Matters monthly e-newsletter. Send us an email if you'd like to receive our e-newsletter and stay up to date with the latest developments. Please put 'subscribe' in the subject line, and include your name, position and organisation in your email.

Youth Councils - Local Government

Check out the opportunities in Local Government

Local Government provides youth councils and other youth advisory groups with regional networking and training opportunities. Youth participation helps make young people aware of their role in a democracy.

Young People and funding panels

Find out more about young people and funding panels

Work with community and government decision-makers to help make funding decisions which will affect you and your community.