Search for youth in Par­lia­ment

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.