11 Apr 2024

What do youth councils do?

From Nights, 10:45 pm on 11 April 2024

Whanganui's Youth Council has been axed in the District Council's long term plans.

The Council said the decision to cut the group, which has existed since 2006, was a cost-saving measure.

Youth councillors say the decision shows that youth engagement is seen as expendable.

Former Whanganui Youth Councillor Lola Fisher and sitting Wellington Youth Councillor Finley Duncan join Emile Donovan to explain what youth councils actually do.

Whanganui District Council

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