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Council Structure

Council is made up of a Mayor and eight Councillors. A Regulatory and Services Committee has been established with full delegated authority to make most decisions.

Members of the public are invited to attend Committee and Council meetings. A period of fifteen minutes is set aside at the start of the Council and Committee meetings for the public to have its say about any matters. Speakers are limited to three minutes. All Council and Committee meetings are held in the Council Chamber. All attendees should be referred through the staff at the front counter of the District Council Office. Click here to see the Schedule of Meetings

Mayor:

M J (Malcolm) Campbell, JP (07) 323 7772 (res)
(07) 323 8633 (bus)
0274 576 122
E-mail:

Deputy Mayor:

A J (Alistair) Holmes (07) 323 7817 (res)
021 208 0346
E-mail:

Chairperson Regulatory and Services Committee

C J (Carolyn) Ion (07) 323 9046 (res)
(07) 323 9046 (bus)
027 415 6458
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Councillors:

W (Warwick) Godfery (07) 323 7771 (res)
(07) 306 9420 (bus)
E-mail:

B J (Berice) Julian (07) 323 9190 (res)
(07) 306 9310 (bus)
E-mail:

C B (Chris) Marjoribanks (07) 312 5570 (res)
(07) 323 8025 (bus)
021 223 3761
E-mail:

R G K (Rex) Savage (07)323 7287 (res)
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S H (Stephen) Tuhoro (07) 323 9373 (res)
021 156 9079
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F K N (Faylene) Tunui (07) 323 7574 (res)
(07) 323 8841 (bus)
022 043 6472
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Council meetings are held at 9am on the last Tuesday of each month with Committee Meetings being held at 9am on the Tuesday two weeks prior to the Council meeting. Click here to see the Schedule of Meetings

Role of Elected Members.

This section sets out the roles of Elected Members acting as the Council; the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Committee Chairperson.

The Council is responsible for:

Members, as individuals, must comply with the requirements of the Code of Conduct and Standing Orders and those enactments and other rules of law applicable to the conduct of Members.

The Mayor

The Mayor is elected by the District as a whole and shares the same responsibilities as other members of the Council. The Mayor is the ceremonial head of the Council. The Mayor is also responsible for:

The Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor exercises the same role as any other member, but if the Mayor is on leave of absence or incapacitated, the Deputy Mayor must perform all of the responsibilities and duties of the Mayor and may exercise the powers of the Mayor.

Committee Chairperson

A Committee Chairperson exercises the same role as any other member, but has responsibility to preside over all meetings of the relevant Committee and to ensure that the Committee acts within the powers delegated to it by the Council.

Council Responsibilities

Rating
Annual Report
Governance
Investment and Borrowing Management Policies
Audit
Strategic Issues
Long-Term Financial Plan

Democracy
Making By-laws
Funding Policy
Strategic Plan
Long-Term Council Community Plan
Annual Plan

Regulatory and Services Committee Responsibilities

Health
Noise Control
Drainage
Sale of Liquor
Stock Control
Dog Control
Building
Plumbing
Civil Defence
Hazardous Substances
By-Laws

Planning

Resource Management District Plan
Submissions on Regional Plans Resource Consents
Subdivisions  

Finance

Investments
Accounting

Loans
Grants

Services

Swimming Pool
Stormwater
Economic Development
Roading including CBD
Council Facilities
Plant
Water Leases / Rentals
Asset Management

Community Services
Parks & Reserves
Wastewater
Library
Refuse / Zero Waste
Footpaths
Conveniences
Cemetery