Youth Council

Kia Ora

Welcome to the Waitomo District Youth Council webpage

Waitomo District Council facilitates the involvement of young people in local governance and decision-making. We achieve this by establishing a formal group of youth who provide a voice for our community.

On the 26th July 2018 we welcomed our 2018/19 Waitomo District Youth Council members.

2018 Waitomo District Youth Council

Photo from left: Council members Tawhirirangi Thompson (Te Wharekura o Maniapoto), Puhiwaiora Ngawaka (Te Wananga o Aotearoa), Justez Howe (Te Kuiti High School), Paige Te Miringa Coffin-Bell   (Piopio College), Raiden Van Herpen (Te Kuiti High School), Ngarangi Barrett (Te Kuiti High School), Xavier Turner (Piopio College), Savahna Curtis (Piopio College), Ria Ngatai (Te Kuiti High School), Taetia Kopa (Te Kuiti High School), joined by Clowdy Ngatai - WDC's Community Development Coordinator, Mayor Brian Hanna, and Councillor Janene New. 

Absent: Moana Te Aretoa (Te Wharekura o Maniapoto), Tangirau Papa (Te Wharekura o Maniapoto), Makarena Te Moana Papaku-Stephens (Te Wharekura o Maniapoto).

WDC will support and guide the WDYC so they can complete projects within the 12 months, and look back with pride at what they have all achieved.

Youth Council