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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.

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
  • Whai-ora Maindonald (representative of 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 (vacant)

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 (vacant)

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

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)

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

 

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