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Council CommitteesNgā kōrero o ngā Komiti

Council has 8 committees that have specific functions delegated to them by Council. The committee structure is reviewed at the start of each triennium. To find out more about the specific functions of a committee click on the name below.

Meetings are held in the Council Chamber unless otherwise advertised.

The Economic Development Committee provides strategic oversight and direction to economic development in the district. It manages, monitors and reports to Council on the performance of Wairoa's economy and the coordination of the Economic Development Strategy.

Purpose

  • Proposes, supports and reviews strategic projects and programmes to deliver on the Economic Development Strategy.
  • Facilitates partnerships and collaborative funding models to support economic development initiatives and across the arts, cultural and events sector.
  • Point of engagement for the Council with the government, businesses, business organisations, and local economic development agencies in relation to all economic policy and strategy matters.
  • Evaluates the balance of economic development policies, programmes and initiatives across the district and ensure an appropriate balance between rural and urban opportunities.
  • Engagement with Tangata Whenua as Kaitiaki with Mana Whenua status.
  • Maintains the relationship with the sister city of Kitaibaraki.

Terms of Reference

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Members

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (ex-officio)
  • Deputy Mayor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare
  • Councillor Michael (Min) Johansen
  • Whai-ora Maindonald (representative of the Māori Standing Committee)
  • Karen Burger (Chairperson of the Wairoa Horizons Trust)
  • Other members as may be co-opted, as appropriate (e.g. tourism, education, digital)

Agendas & Minutes

Economic Development Agendas & Minutes

This Committee monitors overall financial management and the performance of the Council and acts as a liaison point with the Council's auditors in order to ensure robust financial audits and reviews of Wairoa District Council.

Terms of Reference

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Members

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (ex-officio)
  • Deputy Mayor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare
  • Councillor Jeremy Harker
  • Councillor Hine Flood
  • Philip Jones (independent member)

Agendas & Minutes

Finance, Audit & Risk - Agendas & Minutes

 

The Māori Standing Committee is a committee of the Council. The Māori Standing Committee acts as a check and balance on Council processes, especially on those matters requiring a Māori perspective, as well as an advisory body for Council on matters requiring a Māori perspective. This includes the development and revision of Council policies and strategies. Tangata whenua can take issues to their takiwā representative or the Māori Standing Committee, who can then advocate for the tangata whenua to Council or to other bodies (if appropriate).

Purpose

  • Considers the role of Māori in protecting and enhancing the future wellbeing of Wairoa District.
  • Considers governance issues relating to Council obligations to tangata whenua.
  • Investigates and reports to the Council on any issues that the Māori Standing Committee considers necessary that may have an implication for tangata whenua.

Terms of Reference

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Members

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (ex-officio)
  • Councillor Charles (Charlie) Lambert
  • Councillor Jeremy Harker
  • Kiwa Hammond (Wairoa Hopupu) (Chairperson), Paul Kelly (Wairoa Matangirau) (Deputy Chairperson), Fiona Wairau (Mahia Mai Tawhiti), Whaiora Maindonald (Wairoa Honengenenge), Henare Mita (Rakaipaaka), Here Nissen (Ruakituri), Sharon Cooper/Stone (Waikaremoana), Adrian Manuel (Wairoa Whanui), Theresa Thornton (Pahauwera).

Agendas & Minutes

Māori Standing Committee - Agendas & Minutes

The infrastructure committee develops strategies and policies to manage Council's infrastructure, including footpaths, bridges, wastewater, solid waste management and much more.

Purpose

  • Development of transportation strategies and policies (including footpaths, cycleways, parking facilities, bridges, street facilities, landscaping and ancillary services and facilities, street lighting, and traffic management control devices).
  • Development of water, wastewater and stormwater, strategies and policies (including the collection, treatment, reticulation, disposal, and public toilets).
  • Development of solid waste management strategies and policies (including kerbside collection services, landfills and community education).

Terms of Reference

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Members

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (ex-officio)
  • Councillor Johansen
  • Councillor Lambert

Wairoa District Council uses the Wairoa District Licensing Committee as its agency to regulate the sale of liquor under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The object of this Act is that (a) the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol should be undertaken safely and responsibly; and (b) the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol should be minimised.

Members

  • David Fellows (Chair)
  • Hine Flood (Deputy Chair)
  • Ross Pinkham (Member)
  • Rachel O'Grady (Member)

Decisions

For the decisions of the licensing committee please contact Council.

The Conduct Review Committee responds to alleged breaches of the Wairoa District Council Code of Conduct. In the case of an alleged breach, this Committee shall refer it to an independent adjudicator, who can exercise the delegated functions and powers of the Committee as set out in Part Four of the Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

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Members

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (ex-officio)
  • Deputy Mayor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare
  • Councillor Michael (Mike) Bird
  • Councillor Hine Flood
  • Councillor Michael (Min) Johansen
  • Councillor Jeremy Harker
  • Councillor Charles (Charlie) Lambert
  • Council's legal advisor (who shall not be the independent adjudicator)

The Chief Executive Review Committee reviews the progress and performance of the Chief Executive against pre-determined objectives. It oversees the independent remuneration review process for the Chief Executive and makes recommendations to the Council and it oversees succession planning and the appointment process and makes recommendations to the Council of a new Chief Executive.

Terms of Reference

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Members

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (ex-officio)
  • 2 Councillors TBC
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