This page contains information about how Council makes decisions and how Maori can influence those.
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The Kete Rauemi Māori (Māori Resource Kit) document (link below) summarises the processes of Whangarei District Council, how Council makes decisions and how Māori can influence those.
It provides a high level resource for Māori which is supported by more detailed / statutory resources such as:
It is intended as a starting point for discussion and Council can look at other issue specific resources and toolkits where these would be beneficial for Māori.
Māori in this context is defined as people that affiliate to a whanau, hapū or iwi, which can include hau kainga, tangata whenua and taura here.
Functions, Responsibilities and Activities
The purpose of local government, as defined in the Local Government Act 2002, is to enable democratic local decision-making to meet the current and future needs of communities for good quality local infrastructure, local public services and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost effective for households and businesses.
The Kete includes more on the Governance Structure, Roles and Conduct, Representation Arrangements and much more.
For more information, download the following document.
Kete Rauemi Maori - Maori Resource Kit [1.15mb]