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Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Taiohi

Youth Advisory Panel

The Youth Advisory Panel offers advice based on their experiences living as young people aged 14 to 24 years, to help us improve outcomes for this community.

They will: identify the issues that are important to young people, provide advice on our regional strategies, policies and plans, help us effectively engage with young people.

Panel members

The panel members for 2019-2022 are:

  • Veisinia Maka
  • Chris Balzat (Co-chairperson)
  • Alexa Forrest - Pain
  • Amy Irvine
  • Arizona Ariki Nofoali’I Leger
  • Faenza - Lee Hiroti
  • Hannah Njo
  • Murali Krishna Magesan (Co-chairperson)
  • Taric Speir

Meetings of the panel

The Youth Advisory Panel holds three scheduled meetings and up to seven meetings with staff each year. Scheduled meetings are open to the public. For dates, agendas and minutes, see agendas and minutes

Get in touch with the panel

To attend or present at a meeting of the Youth Advisory Panel, or find more information, email:


​Demographic advisory panels terms of reference


For the latest end of term report, see Auckland Council Youth Advisory Panel end of term report 2019.