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Nelson Youth Strategy

In 2016, Council started developing a Youth Strategy to provide renewed direction on what young people need in Nelson.

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Youth Strategy (3.8MB PDF)
After extensive community consultation on the new approach, the Youth Strategy was adopted by Council on 10 August 2017.

The vision of the Strategy is ‘Young people have the resilience, skills, confidence and connections to develop, and participate positively in the community. Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi.

The Strategy has the following goals:

  1. Positive youth development. Whanaketanga Taiohi Ora.
  2. Quality relationships, connections and pathways. Ngā hononga tuawhiti, ngā piringa me ngā huarahi.
  3. Physical environment and services. Te taiao me ngā ratonga.
  4. Active youth citizenship. He raraunga taiohi hohe.

The Strategy is supported by a Youth Action Plan. For information on this Plan please contact Mark Preston-Thomas, Manager Community Partnerships.