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Youth development

Tauranga is a fast growing and vibrant city full of opportunities. It is a great place for young people to grow up, study, work and have fun.

Council and youth engagement

As Tauranga continues to grow, we need to make sure that our city develops to meet the needs of young people and that the ideas and opinions young people are heard. Council is committed to making sure that youth are aware of and engaged with council planning and processes.

TUIA Te Here Tangata

Following the announcement by Hon Nanaia Mahuta that a commission will be appointed for Tauranga City Council, we will be suspending the TUIA programme. This programme will be reviewed in October 2021.

Youth advisory group

The delivery of the youth advisory group is currently under review. Once the process for applying is finalised we will update the information here.

Youth engagement plan

In 2016, the mayor and councillors approved the Tauranga Moana Rangatahi Youth Engagement Plan. Developed in collaboration with young people and key stakeholders, the plan outlines council’s commitment to engaging with our young people and planning for the future.

The plan has four key goals:

  • To give young people a voice in local decision-making through purposeful engagement.
  • To create confidence in young people for them to be able to have a voice.
  • To help shape our city to be more youth-focused.
  • To encourage future leaders from within our community.

Tauranga Moana Rangatahi Youth Engagement Plan (409kb pdf) 

Youth action plan

One of the key outcomes from the youth engagement plan is to develop a youth action plan.

The youth advisory group consulted through face-to-face meetings and “O” week to gather relevant information from young people around what young people consider their top priorities to be for Tauranga.

The youth action plan will be reviewed in 2021. Once the youth advisory group have been selected, we will post up the reviewed plan in the very near future.

Tauranga City Council Youth Action Plan (215kb pdf)

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