Young people asked to share their big ideas

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Published: 03 Aug 2017

Timaru District Council wants to find out what it’s like to be young in this district, and we want young people to come and tell us.

The Council is inviting young people to come along to a conversation café to share ideas and thoughts on what is important for our district through your eyes.

Timaru District Councillor, Sally Parker, said that the council is committed to engaging, listening and supporting our youth to understand what’s important to there.

“We’re trying to create a space where we can together discuss how can we work to improve our current and future populations quality of life,” she said.

“We really value your views in this fast changing technological,  environment  and social world and we really need you to tell us how can we future proof our district and ensure it stays a vibrant place where people want to live.”

Youth facilitator Chris Martin will host the evening. He has successfully developed youth councils and supported youth projects in Rolleston, Leeston and continues to be involved with Youth Voice Canterbury.

“We want you to come along and share you thoughts in a relaxed and creative environment and start us on a journey to make Timaru district a better place to live, work and play,” said Sally.

“This is a great opportunity to help make your mark on the place you live.”


  • Monday, 14 August, 6 pm
  • upstairs @ Speights Ale House, Timaru
  • Light refreshments provided

Contact Cllr Sally Parker for more information on

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021