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.
Each Youth Council term runs from March through to December.
Taumarunui-Ohura Youth Ambassadors (TOYA) are expected to attend a meeting every first Monday of each month.
Waimarino-Waiouru Youth Ambassadors (WWYA) are expected to attend a meeting every first Wednesday of each month.
To be a Youth Councilor you must be between the age of 12-24.
2020 Youth Ambassadors
Ria Marshall, Hannah-May Johnston, Katya Cumming, Chloe Porter, Will Potts, Antonion Spadotto Clifford, Ezekiel Downs,Quill Thomas, Sapphire Mapp, Tess Morris, Victoria Paoratoho, Jessica Taura, Emma Burnard, Ella Von Pein, Mathew Benjamin Smith, Tarn Hoyle, Dalton Jordan, Sophie Coller and Tayla Rae George.