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 15 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
M J (Malcolm) Campbell, JP (07) 323 7772 (res)
(07) 323 8633 (bus)
027 457 6122
F K N (Faylene) Tunui
(07) 323 8835 (bus)
022 320 8840
Chairperson Regulatory and Services Committee
C J (Carolyn) Ion (07) 323 9046 (res)
(07) 323 4164 (bus)
027 415 6458
W (Warwick) Godfery (07) 323 7771 (res)
B J (Berice) Julian (07) 323 9190 (res)
S (Sela) Kingi (07) 323 6009 (res)
C B (Chris) Marjoribanks (07) 312 5570 (res)
R G K (Rex) Savage (07) 323 7287 (res)
D (David) Sparks (07) 323 7776 (res)
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:
- The development and adoption of Council Policy.
- Monitoring the performance of the Council against its stated objectives and policies and identified community outcomes.
- Prudent stewardship of Council resources.
- Employment and appraisal of the Chief Executive Officer.
- Representing the interests of the residents and ratepayers of the Kawerau District.
- Ensuring overall compliance by the Council with its obligations and responsibilities under the Local Government Act 2002 and all other legislation which prescribe statutory duties for territorial authorities.
- Ensuring overall compliance by the Council with its obligations and responsibilities under any other enactment.
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 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:
- Presiding at Council meetings and ensuring that the conduct of meetings is in accordance with Standing Orders.
- Advocacy on behalf of the Community. This role may involve promoting the Community and representing its interests. Such advocacy will be most effective when it is carried out with the knowledge and support of the Council.
- Providing leadership and feedback to other Elected Members on teamwork and chairmanship of committee
- Assuming the role of Justice of the Peace (while the Mayor holds office).
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 the responsibilities and duties of the Mayor and may exercise the powers of the Mayor.
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.
Regulatory and Services Committee Responsibilities
Sale of Liquor
|Resource Management||District Plan|
|Submissions on Regional Plans||Resource Consents|
Roading including CBD
Water Leases / Rentals