Prime Minister visits Hurunui Youth Council

Wednesday 25 May 2013

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon John Key, received a warm welcome at the Hurunui District Council today when he stopped by to talk to the Hurunui Youth Council.

Earlier in the day the Prime Minister had officiated at the opening of a new classroom at Amberley School as well as a calling in for afternoon tea at Pegasus Bay Winery.

Mayor Winton Dalley said the Youth Council was delighted to have been offered the opportunity of a visit by the Prime Minister, he said that he “couldn’t have been more proud of the way that they presented and acquitted themselves.

“Our Youth Council members engaged in a mature way with the Prime Minister, and were an absolute credit to themselves, their families and the district. The visit provided an opportunity to show case the fine young people of our district – and they did us proud!”

Although it was an informal visit, Mr Key was keen to answer the youth councillors’ questions on economic development, sustainability and youth issues including - student loans.

"The questions were great and the Youth Councillors appreciated his answers," said Mayor Dalley.