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Youth Parliament Media

This section gathers together media coverage of Youth Parliament 2019, including stories by members of the Youth Press Gallery.

  • Youth Parliament 2019 declares climate emergency
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    18 July 2019
    Youth Press Gallery member Sophie Dixon observes how the younger generation are vocalising their stance on climate change.
  • Call to lower voting age from Youth MP
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    15 July 2019
    As this year’s Youth MPs prepare for the ninth Youth Parliament, [Youth Press Gallery member] Annabel McCarthy asks whether lowering the voting age once again would address democratic disengagement among the country’s youth.
  • Youth votes being encouraged
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    27 June 2019
    Lily Lewis, a Year 13 pupil and the Wairarapa Youth MP for Alastair Scott, is planning to embark on a tour of the region’s secondary schools, chatting to senior pupils about New Zealand’s political system and how young citizens can shape the country’s future.
  • Vital to be hearing youth voice
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    28 May 2019
    Youth Press Gallery member, Maia Ingoe, had her article on Youth MP Rebekah Raihana’s rangatahi symposium published in the Gisborne Herald.
  • Youth MP hosts symposium for rangatahi
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    17 April 2019
    Youth Press Gallery member Rachel Lockwood's story on first-of-its-kind rangatahi symposium in Wellington hosted by Youth MP Rebekah Raihania.
  • 'Young people want to have their voice heard': Youth MP wants to lower voting age
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    03 April 2019
    Youth Press Gallery member Louise Ternouth's story on Youth MP Azaria Howell's call to lower the voting age.
  • NZ's Youth Parliament is back
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    27 March 2019
    Newhub's AM show interview with two Youth Parliament MPs.
  • New Zealand's future leaders
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    14 March 2019
    RNZ's Jesse Mulligan interviews Youth MP Watene Campbell and Youth Press Gallery member Joanna Li.