Lo­cal youth lead­ers in­spire


Stu­dents have been recog­nised for their lead­er­ship roles in Kids Green­ing Taupo¯ at a youth lead­er­ship hui in Christchurch.

Tauhara Col­lege stu­dents were in Christchurch from Oc­to­ber 20-22 with about 50 other peo­ple, all shar­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences from four dif­fer­ent projects around the coun­try.

Stu­dent leader Ana Ta­marua [13], said youth lead­ers were now lead­ing projects with teach­ers al­low­ing the stu­dents to have a say.

She said while there, ev­ery­one learnt there are dif­fer­ent ways to be a leader.

‘‘You can be a leader in the back­ground. Ev­ery­one is a leader, and ev­ery­one has a say.’’

Along with lead­er­ship the teams shared pro­grammes they have been work­ing on for na­ture, and met other stu­dents work­ing in sim­i­lar ways.

Older lead­ers helped to en­vi­sion where they will take their lo­cal projects next. This helps the stu­dents take away ideas.

Kids Green­ing Taupo¯ plays a big part in a project that aims to bring na­ture back by 2050 and be pest and preda­tor free.

Ta­marua said this goals was so ‘‘our kids, and their kids can en­joy it.’’

She said the ex­pe­ri­ence was ex­cit­ing with in­spir­ing speeches.

All the groups took away ideas from dif­fer­ent mod­els and sys­tem­at­ics.

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