Petitions may be presented to Council or any of its committees. Petitions must contain at least 20 signatures and consist of fewer than 150 words (not including signatories). They must be received by the CEO at least 5 working days before the date of the meeting at which they will be presented.
Petitions must not be disrespectful, use offensive language or include malicious statements. They may be written in English or te reo Māori. Petitioners planning to make a petition in te reo Māori or sign language should advise the Governance Administrator at least two working days before the meeting to enable the petition be translated and reprinted, if necessary.
A petitioner who presents a petition to Council or any of its committees, may speak for 5 minutes (excluding questions) about the petition. Please let us know when you submit your petition if you wish to present it at the meeting.
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