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Commitment 3

Active Recreation for Rangatahi Plan

Commitments and actions
Incorporate youth voice, and support youth leadership across our work

This commitment will help us bring to life the Mana Taiohi principles of Mauri and Whai Wāhitanga, where we fuel the life spark of young people and give them space to participate and assume agency over decisions that affect them.

“It is important to listen to youth - in our case we are the younger generation, we know what’s going on, we’re street wise, we know what’s trending and we have a fresh approach to the way things might have always been done."

– Sophee Hills, Surely Skate 

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Youth Voices in Active Recreation and Sport

As we develop the sport and active recreation system to meet the needs of rangatahi, it’s essential that we listen to young voices. The following guidance has been designed to help you and your organisation involve young people in your mahi, creating more meaningful and successful offerings.

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Progress highlights
Year 2

Intended outcomes of this commitment

Key stakeholders and organisations advocate effectively for active recreation

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