New youth council roles about to increase views

00:55, Jan 23 2014

The Gore District Youth Council is calling for applicants for newly-established roles for 10 people representing the Gore district.

This is the first year the youth council has asked members from the district at large to expand views on the council.

The council was formed in 2008 to give the area's youth a voice and to have their input in the community and district decisions.

Gore community development officer Melissa Smith said having extended the age range and having 10 people represent the district will give a wider opinion on the youth council.

The age range had extended to between 12 and 24 to meet with the Ministry of Youth Development.

"We are pushing to make sure we get a really good representation of all youth," Mrs Smith said.

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With the age range increasing people would also be able to be a part of the council each year providing a vast range of knowledge for the Youth Council.

Applications for the positions close on January 31 with school positions for high school students and Longford Intermediate students remaining open until February 10.

The schools involved in the youth council will select their own representation.