Youth ambassadors present plan
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.