I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Youth Advisory Panel will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Monday, 18 November 2013

6.00pm (kai from 5pm)

Reception Lounge
Auckland Town Hall
Level 2
301-305 Queen Street
Auckland

 

Youth Advisory Panel

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Flora Apulu

 

Deputy Chairperson

Jason Mareroa

 

Members

Janice Auva'a

Tim Matthews

 

Morgan Borthwick

Nortessa Montgomerie

 

Ben Dowdle

Keziah Parata

 

Vernon James

Matariki Roche

 

Kristina Kim

Savanna Steele

 

Charlie Lin

Marek Townley

 

Sarah MacCormick

Ginah Vakaheketaha-Nelisi

 

Mosa Mafile'o

Vanessa Vete

 

Haley Magele

Agnes Wong

 

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Councillor Linda Cooper

 

 

(Quorum 10 members)

 

 

 

Maureen Koch

Democracy Advisor

 

15 November 2013

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 357 3096

Email: maureen.koch@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

 

The purposes of the Youth Advisory Panel will be as follows:

 

·         Identify and communicate to the Council the interests and preferences of the youth of Auckland in relation to:

 

o   the content of the strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws of the Council, especially the economic development strategy; and

o   any matter that the Panel considers to be of particular interest or concern to the youth of Auckland.

 

·         Advise the Mayor and the Council’s governing body and local boards, of the Council processes and mechanisms for engagement with the youth in Auckland; and

·         Engage with Local Boards on youth issues.

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                5

5          New Governance Structure for Council                                                                     7

6          Update on Youth Employment                                                                                     9

7          Update on Youth Sport and Recreation Strategy Implementation                        21

8          Update on I Am Auckland; The Children and Young People's Strategic Action Plan 23

9          Update on We Are Auckland youth event                                                                 25

10        Updates from Youth Advisory Panel Sub-Committees                                          27

11        Updates from Youth Advisory Panel Members                                                       29 

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Youth Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Monday, 21 October 2013 as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

 

 


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New Governance Structure for Council

 

File No.: CP2013/25505

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To provide a brief presentation to the Youth Advisory Panel.

Executive Summary

2.       To advise the panel on the new governance structure of the council and major business over the next year.

 

Recommendation

That the Youth Advisory Panel:

a)         receive the presentation.

b)         thank Grant Taylor, Governance Director, for his presentation.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Author

Grant Taylor - Governance Director

Authoriser

Gael Surgenor - Manager Community Development and Safety

 


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Update on Youth Employment

 

File No.: CP2013/25483

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To update the members on information sought from officers on Council’s actions regarding youth employment.

Executive Summary

2.       The update will inform all members and members can inform their own Youth. Panels/Boards.

 

Recommendations

That the Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report from Delwyn Corin, Strategic Advisor (Child & Youth).

b)      thank Delwyn Corin, Strategic Advisor (Child & Youth) for her update.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Youth Connections Project Overview

11

b

Youth Connections Briefing Note October 2013

13

     

Signatories

Author

Sarah Finlay - Programme Advisor Youth

Authoriser

Gael Surgenor - Manager Community Development and Safety

 


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Briefing Note – October 2013

38-248503Overview

Youth Connections Across Auckland (YCAA) is an Auckland Council regionally led and locally delivered initiative, which works with young Aucklanders to ensure they all have a plan and direction for their future.

 

Youth Connections is about Auckland investing in the development of young Aucklanders who will be the drivers of economic development in the coming decades.

 

Youth Connections is a vehicle to mobilise employers, parents, training organisations, schools and young people to create opportunities and to invest in their future.

 

Auckland currently has around 34,000 young people not involved in education, employment or training (NEET). It is vital we address this issue for the sake of Auckland’s young people and the social and economic development of the Auckland region.

 

Based on the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs ‘Youth to Work’ Strategy, the key principle of Youth Connections is that local board champions connect schools and young people with opportunities in employment, education and training.  Youth Connectors are employed to work with local businesses, youth services and schools to create connections between young people and employers.  Working in a local context, Youth Connections engages the business community in taking a lead role developing their future workforce. Youth Connections complements the work of central government and also works collaboratively with partner organisations to generate opportunities (see Appendix 1.)

 

A multi-agency steering group currently chaired by Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse leads the Youth Connections initiative which is delivered by the Community Development, Arts and Culture (CDAC) department of Auckland Council.

 

Along with Mayor Len Brown and Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse, Dale Williams (previously Mayor of Otorohonga and chair of Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs) and Sir Stephen Tindall are key champions of Youth Connections. 

 


 

 

Key Achievements:

·   Youth Connections is now active in 10 local board areas and for each local board the model is tailored to local needs: -

Otara-Papatoetoe

Mangere-Otahuhu

Papakura

Maungakiekie-Tamaki

Puketapapa

Whau

Henderson-Massey

Kaipatiki

Hibiscus and Bays and

Rodney.

·   Youth Connections has received combined funding from Auckland Council, The Tindall Foundation, Auckland Airport Community Trust and The Hugh Green Foundation totalling $2 million over two years.

·   Larger employers with a regional footprint are seeking to formally engage around opportunities with Youth Connections

·   Ogilvy has been engaged to develop an online presence for Youth Connections and a youth and employers focused marketing campaign is being developed www.youthconnections.co.nz, www.facebook.com/youthconnectionsakl

·   A Youth Support Software (engagement tool) is being developed to keep in contact with young Aucklanders regularly via SMS, facebook and phone to track their progress

·   Youth Connections is working with Auckland Council’s Careers Pathways model for internship, cadetship, graduate and work experience opportunities

·   A driver’s licence initiative in two southern schools subsidised the cost of learners’ licences resulting in a quadrupling of the number of students sitting their licence. 

·   The Roskill Youth Zone has become a successful Youth Connections hub for young people

·   Youth Connections has had positive engagement with central government agencies including: MSD, MOE, MBIE and MPIA

 

Current Youth Connections Employment Statisticss – Region wide

Number of businesses engaged

130

Number of young Aucklanders engaged

750

Number of employment opportunities filled (full, part, fixed and casual roles)

320

Number of full time employment positions filled

180

Apprenticeships

15


 

 

Key Media Coverage to date

·   Native Affairs Maori TV ran an informative and positive eight minute piece on Youth Connections - Maori TV click here

·   NZ Herald ran a story on the fact Youth Connections had identified an issue (young people not having driver’s licenses) and provided a solution – Drivers licencing click here

·   NZ Herald social issues’ reporter Simon Collins has an interest in the initiative  NZ Herald Simon Collins

·   Sir Stephen Tindall personally supports the initiative and is featured talking it up on the website - http://www.youthconnections.co.nz/employers/

·   Leilani Kaihe-Bennett was the original ‘face’ of Youth Connections and although now in full time employment (partly thanks to her involvement with Youth Connections) is still an awesome (to use her own words) champion  http://www.youthconnections.co.nz/

 

NOTE:  In order to maximise media interest in and opportunities for Youth Connections a media protocol document has been prepared, identifying four new media spokespeople.  A media training session is being arranged.

 

Future milestones:

Dec 2013

Dec 2013

Jan 2014

Feb 2014

Mar 2014

Mar 2014

Mayor’s Action Plan for Youth Employment

Ogilvy deliver ‘look & feel’ of initiative

Pilot launch of Youth Tracking initiative

Strategic Design-led work ready to implement

Funding application to the Tindall Foundation

Proposed Youth Employment Summit

 

 

 

The Future: Applying Design Thinking

A strategic and design-led process is underway, informed by the insights of young people, employers, champions and connectors in the Youth Connections local board areas. This work will capture the journey and experience of both young people and employers so that the next phase of Youth Connections can be tailored smartly to achieve effective outcomes.

 

These insights will also inform the Mayor’s Action Plan for Youth Employment. 


Youth Connections Local Board Activity Summary: Green Areas are Active

 

 

 

 


 

Overview by Local Board:

 

Text Box: Youth Connections Model: Led by Vanessa Neeson and Jack Weir, these two local boards combined to deliver Youth Connections. The local board(s) and Tindall Foundation funding ($150k) has employed a youth connector, a work broker, and two youth mentoring initiatives focused on two local schools.Henderson-Massey and Whau Local Board


 

 

 

 

A successful business breakfast resulted in genuine business engagement and job opportunities for local young people. Connections include:

·    The New Lynn Business Association and Rosebank Business Association are engaged

·    Kelston Girls’ and Henderson High School are actively supporting Youth Connections

·    The contract  for the west business broker has been extended

·    Opportunity to expand initiative to include the Waitakere Ranges Local Board.

 

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board

Text Box: Youth Connections Model: Led by Simon Randall with Auckland Council funding ($150k) this board has developed a multi-agency Governance Group reflecting the needs and opportunities within the community. The board has employed a youth connector.
 

 

 

 

 


·    Development of local Steering Group including Ngati Whatua o Orakei, Downers, Mayors Taskforce, Manukau Institute of Technology, schools and the local board

·    Tamaki College, Onehunga High School and One Tree Hill College are engaged

·    Local board business contacts being successfully leveraged.

 

Puketapapa Local Board

Text Box: Youth Connections Model: Led by Nigel Turnbull with Tindall Foundation funding ($150k). Anakere Marino is contracted to deliver Youth Connections from the Roskill Youth Zone facility.
 

 

 

 

 


·    The Roskill Youth Zone has developed as a ‘youth transition hub’ for youth support agencies to access young people that populate the facility.

·    All young people from this diverse community can access support in person from Monday to Friday between 10am-6pm from a team of agencies who understand their cultural values and speak the same languages

·    Development of local partnerships to engage and develop the initiative including Mt Roskill Grammar School, Mt Albert Grammar, Unitec, SENZ, RYAN, Gilmours and Pavlovich.


 

Otara-Papatoetoe and  Mangere-Otahuhu Local Boards

Text Box: Youth Connections Model: Led by John McCracken and Peter Skelton these two boards combined to deliver Youth Connections. The local board(s), Tindall Foundation ($150k) and Auckland Airport Community Trust ($230k) funding has employed two youth connectors, the development of a leading edge tracking software and call centre capability. 

 

 

 

 


·    A local business hub has been developed with 40 employers actively offering job opportunities to local youth, including eight regional employers

·    Alongside the employment opportunities a work broker network identifies and prepares young people for jobs

·    Youth tracking software will be piloted in January 2014

·    NZ Bus, ETCO and BCITO have offered trade apprenticeships for local young people

·    Mangere College, Otahuhu College, Sir Edmond Hillary Colligate, and Papatoetoe High School are all actively engaged

·    Youth Connections is working closely with The Southern Initiative and with Auckland Transport driver’s licence initiatives. 

 

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

Text Box: Youth Connections Model – Outsource: Local board and Tindall Foundation ($10k) funding awarded to Coast Youth Community Trust (CYC), a local trust with youth experience, local connections and employer relationships.
 

 

 

 

 


·    All local schools are engaged and relationships are being developed with ITOs, Mahurangi Polytechnic and NZ Police/truancy representatives

·    Successful business breakfasts, business association and BID presentations have resulted in awareness and job opportunities for young people

·    Young people are ‘dropping in’ to the CYC offices for support

·    Local board infrastructure and park investments being leveraged for opportunities.

 


 

Kaipatiki Local Board

Text Box: Youth Connections Model – Outsource: Local board and Tindall Foundation ($10k) funding awarded to Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust, an existing local trust with youth experience, local connections and employer relationships. Project name is Jobs4Youth.
 

 

 

 

 


·    A Multi Agency Strategic Team (MAST) has been convened including The Walsh Trust  Employment Works ,  Connect  Edge Employment,  Youthline, College Gateway Co-ordinators, Pasifika  Consulting, Inworks, and the Managers of Work and Income Offices in Birkenhead and Glenfield

·    UNITEC/MIT/PTE are key training providers also connected to the initiative

·    A Youth Employment Co-ordinator is employed and working with ATEED and local businesses.

Rodney Local Board

Text Box: Youth Connections Model – Outsource: Local board and Tindall Foundation ($10k) funding has been awarded to Springboard Community Works, an existing trust in the Rodney area with youth transition experience. Local focus is Helensville, Kumeu and Huapai. The name is Future Works. 

 

 

 

 


·    The Future Works initiative is in the early stage of development with a focus on signing up employers to a two-week, no obligation, internship for young people

·    A successful business breakfast was held in Warkworth with plans for a similar in Helensville

·    A situational analysis is underway with a focus on Kaipara College, iwi, current providers and infrastructural investment opportunities.

 

Papakura Local Board

Text Box: Youth Connections Model – Outsource: Local board and Hugh Green Foundation funding ($150,000) awarded to Papakura Marae.
 

 

 

 


·    Launch of the Papakura Youth Connections initiative in August to an audience of young people, businesses, local leaders, politicians and the education and transition sector

·    The Marae has employed local man Werehiko Hauiti to lead and deliver the initiative

·    The Marae offers a unique opportunity to the young people of Pakakura with its holistic response to youth employment.

·    In addition the Marae provides a number of resources such as teen parent unit, Whanua Ora, marae based youth justice, financial services and a community facility.

 


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Update on Youth Sport and Recreation Strategy Implementation

 

File No.: CP2013/25486

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To update the members on the Youth Sport and Recreation Strategy implementation.

Executive Summary

2.       The update will inform all members and members can inform their own Youth Panels/Boards.

 

Recommendations

That the Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report from Joanne Macmillan, Sport and Recreation Advisor, and Gabrielle Gofton, Sport and Recreation Advisor.

b)      thank Joanne Macmillan and Gabrielle Gofton for their report.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Sarah Finlay - Programme Advisor Youth

Authoriser

Gael Surgenor - Manager Community Development and Safety

 


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Update on I Am Auckland; The Children and Young People's Strategic Action Plan

 

File No.: CP2013/25892

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To update the members on I Am Auckland; the Children and Young People’s Strategic Action Plan.

Executive Summary

2.       Catherine Fitzsimons, Principal Strategy Analyst will advise the panel members on recent actions on the Children and Young People’s Strategic Action Plan.

 

Recommendation

That the Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      thank Catherine Fitzsimons, principal Strategy Analyst for her update on the Children and Young People’s Strategic Action Plan.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Sarah Finlay - Programme Advisor Youth

Authoriser

Gael Surgenor - Manager Community Development and Safety

 


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Update on We Are Auckland youth event

 

File No.: CP2013/25895

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       To update the members on the We Are Auckland Youth event.

Executive Summary

2.       Sarah Finlay, Strategic Advisor Youth, will advise panel members on the recent actions to develop the We Are Auckland Youth summit event and projects.

 

Recommendations

That the Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      thank Sarah Finlay, Strategic Advisor Youth for her update on the We Are Auckland Youth summit event and projects.

b)      communicate the update to Youth Boards and Caucuses.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Sarah Finlay - Programme Advisor Youth

Authoriser

Gael Surgenor - Manager Community Development and Safety

 


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Updates from Youth Advisory Panel Sub-Committees

 

File No.: CP2013/25894

 

   

 

Purpose

1.       Updates from the Panel’s subcommittees.

Executive Summary

2.       Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation on the We Are Auckland event and the regional youth event proposal.

3.       Transport and Infrastructure on the Auckland Design Manual, Unitary Plan and five ways to improve public transport for young people.

4.       Rangatahi.

5.       Education and Employment on COMET.

6.       Communications.

 

Recommendations

That the Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      note the updates from the sub-committees as follows:

i)        arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation on the We Are Auckland event and the regional youth event proposal.

ii)       transport and Infrastructure on the Auckland Design Manual, Unitary Plan and five ways to improve public transport for young people.

iii)      rangatahi.

iv)      education and Employment on COMET.

v)      communications.

b)      communicate the updates to Youth Boards and Caucuses as appropriate.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Sarah Finlay - Programme Advisor Youth

Authoriser

Gael Surgenor - Manager Community Development and Safety

 


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Updates from Youth Advisory Panel Members

 

File No.: CP2013/25913

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       Providing an opportunity for the Youth Advisory Panel’s members to update the meeting on individual activities.

Executive Summary

2.       The shared updates are provided to members to be taken back to Youth Panels/Boards in the Local Board areas, where appropriate.

 

Recommendations

That the Youth Advisory Panel:

a)      note the updates from the sub-committees.

b)      communicate the updates to Youth Panels/Boards where appropriate.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Author

Maureen Koch - Democracy Advisor

Authoriser

Gael Surgenor - Manager Community Development and Safety