Youth Council


Kaikōura Youth Council are an awesome group of young people making a difference to the Kaikōura community. They have been active in Kaikōura for a number of years and meet regularly after school at Te Hā o Mātauranga - Learning in Kaikōura to work on youth issues, organise events and bring Kaikōura's youth together. 

Some regular events include youth blasts, games nights, Easter egg hunts at Easter time, movie nights and more!

Youth Council's 2019 (February 2019)

Kaikōura Youth Council currently have 20 members attending meetings. These youth are aged 10 to 16, all attend Kaikōura High School and provide the views of approximately 10% of high school aged students in Kaikōura.

KYC survey all the Kaikōura High School students at least twice per year to obtain wider youth views and offer opportunities for youth feedback through informal consultation sessions i.e. ‘an idea for a juicie’. They are looking forward to a full year of events and activities for the youth in our district, as well as some wider events that they would like to be involved in. These include the following:

  • Basketball Hoop Concrete Pad
  • Kaikōura Youth Awards
  • Seaside Sounds annual event
  • KDC Annual plan submission
  • Youth week activities
  • Pink shirt day
  • Mental health awareness week - and general promotion of mental health related topics
  • Environmental Issues
  • Effective meetings
  • Youth leadership/development – Activate/Connect/Top of the South Forum
  • Monthly Youth Blasts
  • Xmas parade
  • Contestable funding round
  • Lyell Creek

This plan is a working document and can be added to and subtracted from as the youth council sees necessary. 

Plans, strategies and partnership

Past updates

20 August 2018