22 May 2024

Seven year old impresses with submission to Rotorua Council

From Afternoons, 1:40 pm on 22 May 2024

While kids are usually accused of not being interested in local democracy, Rotorua's Jimmy Bathgate has shown age is no barrier to having your voice heard on local matters.

Jimmy is a seven year old skate enthusiast, so when the council asked for submissions on whether or not they should fund the development of a new skate park in Rotorua, Jimmy took it upon himself to provide a voice for the young New Zealanders who will benefit from the council's decision.

Ryan Gray from Rotorua Action Sports Charitable Trust -  a trust dedicated to helping the skate park become a reality, speaks to Jesse about Jimmy's input and his influence.

A person skateboarding at a skate park.

A person skateboarding. Photo: 123RF

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