Information for Young People

Find out about some of the exciting stuff happening for rangatahi!

Youth Plan

The Youth Plan sets out actions that government will take in partnership with others to support all rangatahi, in all their diversity, to thrive and succeed. The government wants to really listen to our young people, so that we can make better decisions with and for them. The Youth Plan is about ‘turning voice into action’.

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 rangatahi, and those that support them, who are leading change, innovating and creating solutions throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Prime Minister's Youth Programme

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The Prime Minister's Youth Programme is for young people aged 14 - 17 years old from Auckland who have faced challenges in their lives and are now positively moving forward or who are showing the potential to do so.

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. Subscribe here if you'd like to receive our e-newsletter and stay up to date with the latest developments.

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.