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.)
Wairoa District Council regularly seeks public opinion on a variety of issues, plans, bylaws and policies.
The primary purpose of consultation is to enable the council and the community to communicate on decisions and issues of concern - it is a two way process of exchanging information. Methods of consultation might include a call for submissions, public meetings, or hearings.
The Local Government Act sets out certain consultation principles and a special consultative procedure that local authorities must follow when making certain decisions. Wairoa District Council places a high value on quality consultation and often goes beyond legal requirements, particularly with matters concerning tangata whenua.
Right now, WDC is seeking your opinion on:
A District-wide project led by the Wairoa District Council and Te Mātārae o Te Wairoa Trust to create a visual identity for our region.
Co-ordinated by Vision Projects Economic Development team Roz Thomas and Katie Bowen, the project is an opportunity to strengthen and unite the community, resulting in tangible ways to celebrate and promote the district.
“This is about enabling us to communicate our special character locally, regionally and internationally using visual imagery that this community has contributed towards and can feel proud to own and be connected to” said Mrs Thomas. “We are holding a three day community expo in March and would love as many people as possible to come along and share their thoughts”, she said.
The project comprises three stages. Stage one, Kohia nga whakaaro (gathering your thoughts), will capture the thoughts and feelings of our community, about the things they believe define our district as a place to live, work, play and visit. Schools, community groups, businesses and local artists are among those taking part in activities, and a questionnaire is being sent to all households in the district aswell as being distributed around the region.
Stage two will use the key findings of Stage one to develop the visual identity and a ‘toolbox' of materials to be used in the third and final implementation stage. Signage, promotional materials, tourism brochures and landscaping features will reflect the identity strongly and consistently across the district.
“The identity will represent our people, places, culture and history”, Mrs Bowen added, “and will create a sense of place for the community and a consistent positive image wherever the district is being promoted, whether it is through signage, tourism activities or social media. It will enable us to add to the richness, diversity and potential that the Hawke's Bay region offers to residents and tourists alike”.
To find out more about the Visual Identity Project, click here.
Please note that personal information forms part of the public consultation process for the proposal and as such will be reproduced as an attachment to a publicly available Council agenda and will remain on the Council minute records.
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: