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Kāpiti Coast District Council
175 Rimu Road
Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254

04 296 4700 
0800 486 486
Fax: 04 296 4830 
kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Opening hours:
8am to 5pm - Monday to Friday

More on hours and service centres

 

Youth Council

Kāpiti Coast Youth Council is made up of a group of passionate 14-24 year olds who act as a voice for the needs and opinions of  Kāpiti's young people to promote positive change in the community. The  Kāpiti Coast Youth Council meets regularly to:

  • Get active on youth issues
  • Advocate to Kāpiti Coast District Council on youth related matters
  • Organise youth events and projects
  • Participate in youth workshops
  • Have fun!

Projects and Activities

Youth2U Dollars

Applications for Youth2U Dollars 2016 have now closed. The Kāpiti Coast Youth Council offers Youth2U Dollars funding for groups of young people aged 12 – 24 years who live on the Kāpiti Coast. Youth2U Dollars funding helps young people reach their potential, follow their dreams and develop their interests and skills.

Youth Week

This year Youth Week was held on 21-29 May. The theme for 2016 was ‘Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu – Giving Back is Giving Forward’ and we focused on celebrating youth volunteering in Kāpiti. The Youth of the Day project highlighted six amazing young people who volunteer in their community.

Kāpiti Youth Festival

An annual event for young people organised by the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council and Ngā Kākano. This year's festival took place on Saturday 9 April from 11.30am at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu Beach.  Check out our facebook page for photos and more info.

Shout Out Awards

The Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Awards publicly recognise the diverse leadership and innovation shown by young people on the Kāpiti Coast. Young people can apply or be nominated by anyone from the Kāpiti Coast for nine different awards which will showcase and recognise the extraordinary talents, skills and abilities within our youth community.

Youth2U Action Plan

We've developed an action plan to deal with the issues raised by young people following our survey in 2010 - read the action plan document here.

Youth Development Centre: Zeal Kāpiti

Zeal Education Centre have contracted by the Council to deliver the Youth Development Centre in Paraparaumu and satellite services out in other communities across our District. The fact that Council has the youth development centre as one of its key projects in FutureKāpiti - long term plan 2015-35, shows the importance of this facility for young people in Kāpiti.  

The journey started in 2010 when the Youth Council identified the need for a youth centre through a district-wide youth survey. We then used the Council’s Long Term Plan consultation process to raise awareness in the community of youth needs, promote the youth centre concept and foster community support.

Since then, we have been involved throughout the development phase. Youth Council participated in the Council’s community advisory group which investigated the feasibility of the initiative in 2012/13 and recommended the establishment of a youth centre. We were also represented on the evaluation panel which recommended Zeal as the preferred provider for the Youth Development Centre. 

We are thrilled to have Zeal Kāpiti delivering this model and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with them when the facility is opened. 

Contact us

Check out our Kāpiti Coast Youth Council facebook page to keep up to date with what the Youth Council is up to.

Also, please feel free to email us at  youth@kapiticoast.govt.nz