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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

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Kāpiti Coast Youth Council: Ngā Rangatahi O Kāpiti

 We are a group of rangatahi aged 14-24 years from across the Kāpiti Coast, who act as a voice for Kāpiti's young people to the Kāpiti Coast District Council.

Our Role as a Youth Council is to:

  • ADVOCATE for young people’s voices in Kāpiti
  • SUPPORT youth projects
  • SHOWCASE young people and their achievements
  • CONNECT young people to their community
  • EDUCATE young people on civic issues

OUR WORK

 

The Kāpiti Coast Youth Council delivers a range of different projects and is involved in many different work areas including;

  • Running events and initiatives like Youth Week, social media campaigns to showcase and connect with young people, youth voting projects
  • Representing young peopleon things like the Creative Communities Funding Committee
  • Youth consultations  at our colleges and in the community to keep us in the know
  • Partnership activities with Zeal Kāpiti
  • Youth grant funding

 

 

The Youth Action Plan outlines the joint commitments the Council and the Youth Council make to young people in the District aged 12-24 years of age. The Action Plan seeks to improve the quality of life for young people living in the District and benefits for the District through increased youth participation in decision-making in core Council business.

 

YOUTH ACTION PLAN GOALS

 

GOAL 1: Communities which are safe for and supportive of our diverse youth communities

 

GOAL 2: A Council which values and listens to its young people

 

GOAL 3: A District which has youth friendly spaces and places

 

GOAL 4: A District where there is lots for young people to do

 

GOAL 5: A District which supports strong positive youth development

Each year the Youth Council direct their programme of work to progress towards the overall outcomes and goals of the Action Plan.

 

HEARING YOUTH VOICES

 

 

To keep us connected to what young people think, want and need we have held various consultations including 'Tell us your vision' using Live Illustrators, local 'Tell us what you think' consultations in Ōtaki and other communities, 'What's your idea' type consultations on specific places like parks.

We also do a districtwide survey every four years. Kāpiti Coast Youth Survey 2016 (Youth Survey) and information gathered from other engagement processes inform the goals and aims of the Action Plan. The survey captured the voices of over 15 percent of the youth population aged between 12-24 years. Most of the survey respondents were aged between 12-18 years of age.

 

FUNDING YOUTH PROJECTS

 

The Kāpiti Coast Youth Council has provided funding to young people for many years. In 2019, we are delivering a grant scheme for youth-led projects which have a positive impact on young people and the wider community in Kāpiti called THINKBIG.

 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTRE- PARTERNING WITH ZEAL

 

Zeal Education Trust have been contracted by the Council to deliver the Youth Development Centre in Paraparaumu and satellite services out in other communities across Kāpiti. The journey started in 2010 when the Youth Council identified the need for a youth centre through a district-wide youth survey.

The Youth Council 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. We are thrilled to have Zeal in Kāpiti and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with them in the new Youth Development Centre and on various upcoming events.

 

Check out our  facebook page!

Find us on Instagram at kcyouthcouncil

Email us at youth@kapiticoast.govt.nz