Youth Council

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The Wellington Youth Council meets regularly to provide a voice for young people.

They work on youth-related projects and advise Wellington City Council on issues that affect the city and the city's youth.

Main roles

  • Help and advise the Council on how to help grow a great city where young people can thrive and contribute to the Council's priorities
  • Provide added insight (a youth perspective) to the Council to solve problems in a changing world
  • Develop the capabilities of its members (including leadership and engaging more widely with youth)

The Terms of Reference describes what the Youth Council does.

Terms of Reference (78KB PDF) | Text version (17KB RTF)

Youth Council members for 2015 stand in a line.

Youth Council members 2015


Join Youth Council

Up to 20 young Wellingtonians from a variety of backgrounds are chosen to join Youth Council each year, with recruitment in July.

Find out how you can Join Youth Council, and have your say on the way our city runs.

Youth Council 2017


  • Anya Bukholt-Payne
  • Jack Comer-Hudson
  • Jack Marshall
  • Niamh Hyde
  • Oliver Michie
  • Petelo Leaupepe
  • Sean Johnson
  • Siobhan Davies
  • Timothy Rutherford
  • Teri Oneill
  • Cameron Wright
  • Sophie Reedy-Young
  • Melissa Gibson (Chair)
  • Brad Olsen (Deputy Chair)
  • Dexter Munro
  • Siobhan McCarthy
  • Laura Somerset
  • Shine Wu
  • Jackson Lacy


  • Jill Day
  • Simon Woolf

More information

Contact Nevada Lee-Mariu, Governance Advisor

Phone 027 087 0038