Youth Voice

Youth Voice is a group made up of 13-19 year olds that have been selected to represent the youth of Horowhenua, from holding events for young people in the region, to having a say on issues that affect youth in the Horowhenua District. For more information contact Council on (06) 366 0999 or email See below information for our 2016 Youth Councillors and keep an eye out for an update on our Facebook page,

Youth Voice 2017 - Are you up for the challenge?

We're looking for young people who are passionate about Horowhenua and want to make an impact on behalf of their generation, inside and outside of the local government setting. Members gain valuable skills by participating in team-building exercises, event management, volunteering for community group projects and fundraising, as well as gaining a valuable insight into governance.

Successful Youth Voice candidates will be offered a place in Horowhenua’s Civil Defence Leadership Camp, known as ‘Project Resilience’, to take place at the Makahika Outdoor Pursuits Centre in March 2017. The project, funded by the Ministry of Youth Development, will develop skills in both leadership and emergency preparedness. 

Youth Voice applications are now open and close at 5:00pm on Friday, 17 February 2017.  Apply online below, or download the print version.

Apply Online.

Youth Voice 2017 Application - Print Version