The Wairoa District Council is located on Queen Street, Wairoa, next to Coronation Square
Monday - Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
(Except public holidays and unless otherwise notified.)
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 to 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.
The decision is one of the key milestones in the representation review process and marks the start of a formal consultation period.
The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires every council to review its representation arrangements at least once every six years, and the reviews are a key lynchpin of the democratic process.
The review involves consulting with the community on the number of councillors, how they should be elected (by ward, by districtwide, or both), and whether community boards are still needed.
The Wairoa District Council resolves as its initial proposal for the 2015 representation arrangements review that:
The reasons the council decided to go with the status quo included the fact that there had been no public call for change, the current system was familiar to voters and appeared to be working well for a district of this size, and helped provide a choice of elected member to approach.
After consideration of alternatives the Wairoa District Council puts this proposal forward for public submission for the following reasons:
|Council resolution (initial proposal)||23 June 2015|
|Public notice||30 June 2015|
|Public submission period||30 June – 3 August 2015|
|Submissions heard|| 25 August 2015
|Council resolution (final proposal)
||22 September 2015|
|Public notice|| 24 September 2015
|Public objection period||24 September – 10 November 2015|
|Forward material to LGC||
27 November 2015
Persons with an interest in the proposed representation arrangements are invited to make written submissions on the Council's representation proposal.
Wairoa District Council
PO Box 54
Ph (06) 838-7309 Fax (06) 838-8874
Council will hear and consider submissions in August. Decisions on submissions will be made and Council's Final Proposal for Representation in the Wairoa District will be released in September 2015. The Local Government Commission (LGC) will decide any objections or appeals to Council's Final Proposal.
Submissions must be received by Council by 5pm, 3 August 2015.
Contact: James Baty, Electoral Officer. Phone (06) 838-7309.
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 "click here" and may be viewed at the Council Office, Library, and Visitor Information Centre. Hardcopies of the consultation document are also available, at no charge, from these offices.
Wairoa District Council
PO Box 54
Council will hear all submissions at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council on 19 June 2015, and will make any amendments before the final documents are adopted.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The primary purpose of this information pack is to make residents of Mahanga aware of legislative requirements to upgrade the Water Supply to meet the Drinking Water Standards of New Zealand in order to comply with the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007.
In addition to raisingawareness of the requirement this information pack sets out the main options available to the community and the Council with respect to how the supply might be managed into the future.
To read the information pack please click here
Te read the application click on the following links below: