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BUS STOPS - Local Government Champions

  • Renouf 2 Michael Fowler Centre (map)

A bus stop is an exciting, dynamic session format which lets you engage with presenters, and learn about a variety of topics in one go!  You'll move around the room in small groups to hear from up to four different presenters, making for a really personal experience.  

Utilising cultural markers to better engage Māori rangatahi and whānau in your services

Discussions are currently happening across Aotearoa regarding how Māori can have better support in in the various social agencies and services available. Cultural markers provide a framework for practitioners to relate and support rangatahi and whānau by aligning with whakaaro and matauranga Māori.

We use stories and examples of the work we do to explore how the following cultural markers: pōwhiri, whanaungatanga and poroporoāki can shape the engagement and relationship between Māori and social services.

Anaru Hawkins

Renee Newton

Chaz Naera

Real Waikato

Christchurch Youth Action Plan Initiative

Christchurch Youth Action Plan Initiative is youth led and co-created to provide the young people of Christchurch a platform to openly express their ideas for a better city and quality of life to all stakeholders. This opportunity came from a unique partnership between the Christchurch City Council and the young people of Christchurch to collaborate and try something new. This bus stop will cover the process of engagement and efforts taken to ensure that genuine youth voice was visible in the final document and the key actions taken following its launch. The initiative began in November 2016 and quickly expanded when the various youth sector groups supporting the process identified the need for it to be broader, to engage diverse young people and ensure genuine youth-voice. These decisions were made in real time as we worked to a launch event in July 2017 but there is more to be done.

Kendra Burgess-Naude

Kendall Lattin

Christchurch Youth Council

A long way home

Former and current Kāpiti Coast Youth Council members will take the group through the learnings and experiences they went through to achieve a Youth Development Centre for Kāpiti. With the Youth Development Centre opening in July 2018, the adventure started back in 2010 when the Youth Council carried out a district wide youth survey where it was indicated young people in Kāpiti wanted a Youth Development Centre. The presentation will unpack the challenges and triumphs of the journey the Youth Council then went on to campaign for this from lobbying Council, getting the public on board and finally working with Council and Zeal to make it happen!

Amy Braddock

Emma Haxton

Kāpiti Coast District Council


Current and former members of Kāpiti Coast Youth Council

Youth health quality improvement: Towards youth friendly primary care

This presentation showcases improvements made by Primary Care Practices engaged in the Youth Friendly Primary Care Quality Improvement Initiative in Counties Manukau, and shares the tools that were developed. The purpose of the initiative was to support primary care providers to identify their strengths and weaknesses in youth health, and use quality improvement methods with the goal of providing youth friendly primary care based on international best practice.

Kate ChiTar

Counties Manukau Health