If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 and are committed to local government, think about joining us for four days of thought-provoking discussion and debate.

LocalNZ: Connecting youth committed to local government is a four-day workshop that will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, 16 November and conclude on the evening of Wednesday, 19 November 2014. This workshop will bring together members of youth councils and other youth interested in local government from throughout New Zealand. The first two days will be spent at the A Place to Live conference in Whanganui, followed by a day where the participants will focus on workshopping their thoughts and observations. On the fourth and final day (Wednesday, 19 November), participants will present their combined thinking at two presentations, both held at Parliament.

This workshop aims to connect 30 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25, providing a space for them to work together to identify existing and emerging opportunities and challenges. This initiative forms part of the McGuinness Institute’s TalentNZ project – creating an informed, focused and networked group of young New Zealanders able to engage effectively with government and the communities in which they live.

If you, or someone you know, is keen to participate – please visit www.localnz.org to apply. Applications close on Tuesday, 7 October.

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