Search for youth in Parliament
Can you see a future for yourself as an MP? Or are you just curious about how Parliament works?
Here is your chance to have your voice heard and to experience firsthand how decisions are made that impact on New Zealand.
People aged 16 to 18 are invited to apply to be a part of Youth Parliament 2013. Successful applicants will join 121 other Youth MPs when they take over New Zealand’s Parliament on July 16 and 17.
Waikato MP Lindsay Tisch is seeking applications from young people to be included in the selection process for the Waikato Electorate.
‘‘I want to hear from young people who are willing to get out and engage with the youth in their community to gather their views and represent them in Parliament,’’ he said.
Youth Parliament 2013 is an opportunity for young New Zealanders to share their views and the views of their peers with the country’s decision-makers. Held once every parliamentary term, Youth Parliament gives young people the opportunity to understand and participate in Parliament.
Nominated Youth MPs will hold the title from May 1 to December 31, 2013. They are expected to engage with their community during this time, so all youth have the opportunity to have their voices heard.
Anyone interested in representing the Waikato should, in the first instance, write up to 500 words on why they want to represent the Waikato Electorate at the Youth Parliament and forward it to Mr Tisch at PO Box 312, Cambridge or email to mv. karapiro@ xtra. co. nz by March 20. The successful applicant will be announced by April 5.