Council has 8 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.
The Economic Development Committee provides strategic oversight and direction to economic development in the district. It manages, monitors and reports to Council on the performance of Wairoa's economy and the coordination of the Economic Development Strategy.
This Committee monitors overall financial management and the performance of the Council and acts as a liaison point with the Council's auditors in order to ensure robust financial audits and reviews of Wairoa District Council.
The Māori Standing Committee is a committee of the Council. The Māori Standing Committee acts as a check and balance on Council processes, especially on those matters requiring a Māori perspective, as well as an advisory body for Council on matters requiring a Māori perspective. This includes the development and revision of Council policies and strategies. Tangata whenua can take issues to their takiwā representative or the Māori Standing Committee, who can then advocate for the tangata whenua to Council or to other bodies (if appropriate).
The infrastructure committee develops strategies and policies to manage Council's infrastructure, including footpaths, bridges, wastewater, solid waste management and much more.
Wairoa District Council uses the Wairoa District Licensing Committee as its agency to regulate the sale of liquor under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The object of this Act is that (a) the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol should be undertaken safely and responsibly; and (b) the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol should be minimised.
For the decisions of the licensing committee please contact Council.
The Conduct Review Committee responds to alleged breaches of the Wairoa District Council Code of Conduct. In the case of an alleged breach, this Committee shall refer it to an independent adjudicator, who can exercise the delegated functions and powers of the Committee as set out in Part Four of the Code of Conduct.
The Chief Executive Review Committee reviews the progress and performance of the Chief Executive against pre-determined objectives. It oversees the independent remuneration review process for the Chief Executive and makes recommendations to the Council and it oversees succession planning and the appointment process and makes recommendations to the Council of a new Chief Executive.
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