The Wairoa District Council exists so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy the community in which they live and visit, supported by local decision-making to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of the Wairoa District in the present and for the future.
Wairoa is a beautiful town, positioned alongside the famous Wairoa River. The small town of Wairoa boasts a lifestyle absorbed in activity and a society rich in culture and heritage. Wairoa attracts visitors from far and wide.
Come and experience the culture, the atmosphere, and the renowned splendour of this region. Wairoa District Council is proud to represent this district and provide local services within it.
Firstly, please note, irrespective of the poll being conducted in respect of reorganisation, Council must undertake this review as it is business as usual as relates this process.
The Council made a decision about representation arrangements for the 2016 local body elections on 23 June 2015, which was an initial proposal. It is now seeking feedback from the community.
At an Extraordinary Meeting of Council held on 15 May 2015 Council resolved to adopt its draft Long-term Plan 2015-25 (LTP) for public consultation using the special consultation procedures prescribed in the Local Government Act 2002.
The consultation document and supporting information is available on the Council website.
Submissions on the plan will be received up until 5.00pm on Tuesday, 16 June 2015.
The Local Government Commission has issued a final proposal for reorganising Hawke's Bay local government.
That proposal is to establish a single new council for Hawke's Bay, called Hawke's Bay Council, with five local boards sharing decision making and representing the interests of the region's varied communities. If implemented, it will replace the Napier City, Wairoa District, Hastings District and Central Hawke's Bay District, and Hawke's Bay Regional Councils. This final proposal has been issued following an extensive process.
Amalgamation – The people of Wairoa now get the opportunity to finally have their say
The Local Government Commission has released its final proposal for Hawke's Bay Local Government Reorganisation and Mayor Craig Little is relieved that this proposal is now finally able to be put to the people of the Wairoa district.
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