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Council CommitteesNgā kōrero o ngā Komiti

Council has 6 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.

 

Council Committees

The Economic Development Committee provides strategic oversight and direction to economic development in the district.

Purpose

To deliver sustainable long-term economic growth and increased employment, strategic oversight of the promotion of the district’s visitor attractions and tourism activities, and support initiatives aimed at increasing the population of the district.

Terms of Reference

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Members

  • Councillor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare (Chairperson)
  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Councillor Danika Goldsack
  • Councillor Melissa Kaimoana
  • Lewis Ratapu – Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust
  • Moana Rongo – Rongomaiwahine Iwi Trust Board
  • Representative from the Māori Standing Committee

Purpose

This Committee will monitor overall financial management and the performance of the Council; and, act 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

  • Councillor Jeremy Harker (Chairperson)
  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little 
  • Councillor Danika Goldsack
  • Councillor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare
  • Independent Member – Philip Jones

Purpose

To provide strategic direction on Council’s ageing infrastructure, and the infrastructure climate change mitigation and adaptation programme of works. To provide strategic direction on Council’s procurement framework and related documentation and to finalise procurement for contracts under $100,000.

Terms of Reference

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Members

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (Chairperson)
  • Councillor Chaans Tumataroa-Clarke (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Councillor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare
  • Councillor Hine Flood
  • Independent Member - Chris Olsen

Purpose

To consider all Liquor Licence applications and to decide whether to approve or not to approve  applications. The Licencing Committee also hears appeals against decisions made by the Committee and also objections raised to licence applications. All Liquor licences in the Wairoa District are approved, renewed or declined by the committee.

Members

  • David Fellows (Commissioner)
  • Councillor Hine Flood
  • Ross Pinkham

Purpose

The purpose of the Māori Standing Committee is to:

  • Provide a Maori perspective to guide Council with its legislative responsibilities in the implementation of policies and work programmes to enable effective governance, engagement, and service delivery for all people within the district.

Terms of Reference

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Members

Councillor Jeremy Harker

Councillor Hine Flood

Henare Mita (Chairman) – Rakaipaka

Alex-Ann Edwards- Te Wairoa Hōnengenenge

Hereturikōkā Nissen- Ruakituri

Liz Palmer – Te Wairoa Matangirau

Paora Puketapu- Waikaremoana

Theresa Thornton- Pāhauwera

Hinenui Tipoki-Lawton – Te Wairoa Hōpūpū

Fiona Wairau- Māhia Mai Tawhiti

Purpose

To consider:

  • The findings of an investigator (in relation to a Code of Conduct complaint referred to the Committee) and make recommendations to the Council as to whether or not a penalty or action should be imposed and if so the nature of that penalty or action.
  • Any matters relating to the Code of Conduct and/or the behaviour of elected members referred to it by the governing body for advice.

Terms of Reference

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Members

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little (except where there is a potential conflict of interest where the Mayor will stand aside and another elected member will be selected for the committee for that matter) (Chairperson)
  • Independent Member x 2 (vacant)

Purpose

To provide Council with an independent youth voice to support the decision making process at the Local Government level. This voice allows younger Rangatahi to let Council hear their thoughts on the impacts of Councils decisions on their own generation as the future ratepayers of Wairoa.

Terms of Reference

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Members

Councillor Melissa Kaimoana

Aries Clay King- Raupunga / Mōhaka (Southern Wairoa)

Daniel Cheiban – Wairoa Township

Gabby Wilson – Wairoa Township

Jacqui Kawana - Mahia

Jos`e Manuel – Northclyde (Township North)

Lyric Wesche – Nūhaka /Mōrere

Rongomaiwahine Te Rau o Patuwai - Mahia

Ruby Mildon – Wairoa Township

Te Huiariki Tuahine – Tuai / Waikaremoana

Teancum Scotson – Wairoa Township

Te Hira Horua – Frasertown / Northclyde/ Wairoa township

Trevor Waikawa – Iwitea/ Whakakī (Eastern Wairoa)

Council Panels

This is not a committee of Council under the LGA 2002.

Purpose

The panel is the primary point of contact for the Chief Executive for discussion of performance and other employment matters. The panel:

  • Reviews the progress and performance of the Chief Executive against pre-determined objectives.
  • Oversees the independent remuneration review process for the Chief Executive and make recommendations to the Council.
  • Oversee succession planning and the appointment process and make recommendations to the Council of a new Chief Executive.

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Members

  • Councillor Hine Flood (Chairperson)
  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Councillor Jeremy Harker
  • Councillor Melissa Kaimoana

 

Joint Committees

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is the administrating body. 

Appointees

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Councillor Hine Flood (alternative)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is the administrating body. 

Appointees

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Councillor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is the administrating body. 

Appointees

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Councillor Jeremy Harker (alternative)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is the administrating body. 

Appointees

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Vacancy (alternative)

External Appointments

Appointees

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Councillor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare
  • Mr Paul Kelly

Appointees

  • Councillor Danika Goldsack
  • Councillor Melissa Kaimoana

Appointee

  • Councillor Hine Flood

Appointee

  • Mr Mike Bird

Appointees

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Mr Ross Harrison Snow

Appointees

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
  • Councillor Chaans Tumataroa-Clarke (alternative)

Appointee

  • His Worship the Mayor Craig Little
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