Youth am­bas­sadors present plan

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Youth Am­bas­sadors rep­re­sent­ing the Waimarino-waiouru ward pre­sented their an­nual plan to coun­cil last week.

Sa­man­tha Reyes, Emma Burnard and Mac Mad­sen spoke to coun­cil­lors in Ohakune high­light­ing plans for fu­ture projects.

Some of these in­clude plan­ning for a youth cen­tre in Raetihi and town­ship beau­ti­fi­ca­tion projects which will tie in with other re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion projects.

Sa­man­tha said they wanted to bring some­thing new to the com­mu­nity with their An­nual Plan.

‘‘To help with this we have planned to un­der­take a youth sur­vey that will help re­fine what An­nual Plan projects go ahead.

‘‘One of key things we want to do is en­sure that our ac­tiv­i­ties re­flect the think­ing and needs of as many lo­cal youth as pos­si­ble and not just the views of the Youth Am­bas­sadors.’’

Some of the projects cur­rently in the An­nual Plan in­clude fundrais­ing to help youth coun­cil­lors at­tend the Fes­ti­val for the Fu­ture in Auck­land in early Au­gust.

‘‘We are hop­ing to raise enough to buy some spe­cial Ruapehu Youth Am­bas­sador uni­forms to wear at the Fes­ti­val.’’

Deputy Mayor Mar­ion Gil­lard said it was very ex­cit­ing for coun­cil to see such im­pres­sive young peo­ple mak­ing a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to their com­mu­ni­ties.

Waimarino-waiouru Youth Am­bas­sadors, Emma Burnard, Sa­man­tha Reyes, Mac Mas­den.

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