Hemi Pinfold-Whanga - Palmerston North Youth MP by PNBHS

Hemi Pinfold-Whanga Appointed as 2022 Youth MP for Palmerston North

Congratulations to Year 12 student Hemi Pinfold-Whanga, whose application to be the Youth MP for Palmerston North was successful.  The Youth Parliament will occur next year, with Youth MPs participating in a 6-month programme from 1 March to 31 August. This tenure includes a two-day Youth Parliament event in Wellington on 19 and 20 July.

The Youth Parliament programme gives young people the opportunity to understand and be a part of the Parliamentary process and connect with their communities. It will be a significant opportunity for up to 120 young New Zealanders to gather the views of their peers and bring young peoples’ voice to Parliament. Every Member of Parliament selects a Youth MP to represent their community.