Rangatahi representatives from Make it 16 and Save the Children New Zealand alongside local body politicians will debate the issues and controversy around reducing New Zealand’s voting age to 16, the merits for the change and the opposition to it. Attendees will also have an opportunity to put their own most pressing questions on this issue to the panel.
Facilitated by youth magazine founder Lola Fisher of Create Happy Media, the panel will include Far North mayor, Moko Tepania, Apulu Reece Autagavaia, Kerrin Leoni and Kāpiti Coast District Councillor Sophie Handford, who was elected at the age of 18 as one of Aotearoa’s youngest councillors.
The panel aims to foster constructive conversations with youth and the wider public about this important issue, drawing from international precedents where the voting age has been lowered and amplifying the voices of rangatahi who have led the Make it 16 movement across Aotearoa.
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