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!

Kaikōura Youth putting their best foot forward (April 2019)

Two of Kaikōura’s youth have been selected to take part in some awesome life and learning experiences!

outward boundNoah Bentley, Kaikōura Youth Council (KYC) member, has received a scholarship to attend a 21 day Mind, Body, Soul course at Outward Bound in April which has a focus on helping teens build the independence and leadership qualities to make the most of their final school years and take on the new challenges with confidence and self-belief.

Petra Jellyman previous KYC Chairperson, has been selected to attend the United Nations Youth Declaration in Auckland in April, participating in the Social Development Roopu where she will help shape a declaration from the Youth of NZ that goes to all MP’s and Government Departments.

As well as this, ten members of KYC will be attending the annual #Activate – South Island Youth Connect in early April. This is an action packed weekend of trainings, workshops, team bonding and fun! Youth will come home with an expanded skill set after attending multiple workshops and sessions with inspiring speakers.

It’s great to see our rangatahi taking up leadership experiences and making the most of what opportunities are out there. KYC are also about to open up a small contestable funding round for Kaikōura Youth to apply for funds to lead opportunities for youth. Email to find out more or apply online here.

Plans, strategies and partnership

Past updates

20 August 2018