Key topics and ideas discussed at Youth Focus included
- Increasing the communication between local government and youth over topics such as the planning or redevelopment process in Christchurch.
- The inclusion of young people in community discussion in some form of representation that is yet to be established.
- Active participation by the Council on agreements in youth engagement already formed including the Memorandum of Understanding shared with the Christchurch Youth Council.
These ideas are important efforts that will support the process of reconnecting youth with local government. The excitement over youth engagement could flourish into future events and discussion that will assist the rebuild of Christchurch. The event of Youth Focus was a step in the right direction to enhance the participation of young people in Christchurch both in national and local government process.