The Ruapehu Youth Council (RYC) is made up of two groups of Youth Ambassadors; the Taumarunui-Ohura Youth Ambassadors and the Waimarino-Waiouru Youth Ambassadors. Each group of Youth Ambassadors actively strive to represent youth from within the district and in particular, youth from their own communities.
Taumarunui-Ohura Youth Ambassadors (TOYA) are expected to attend one meeting per month and their term runs from March through until December.
Waimarino-Waiouru Youth Ambassadors (WWYA) are also expected to attend one meeting per month and their term runs from July through to June the following year.
To be a Youth Councilor you must be between the age of 12 – 24.