Water supply is temporarily offline in One Tree Point. Our team is aware of the fault and currently doing the repair - estimated to be finished by 2:00pm (Friday 21 January 2022). When water comes back, you may need to "flush" your pipes for a minute or so to let air or sediment out of the system. Just run the tap and it should come back to normal.
All meetings of Council and its Committees are held in the Council Chambers, Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangārei.
Public engagement and participation in council decision making is welcomed and encouraged. The public gallery (Council Chambers) is open to those who wish to attend public meetings.
However, due to number restrictions on our approved Fire and Evacuation scheme at Forum North, there are limits on the number of members of the public able to physically attend council meetings in the Chamber. Attendance is managed on a first come, first served basis.
During Level 2, all meetings will be held in Chambers, with appropriate protocols (distancing and limits on numbers in Chambers).
We recommend members of the public wishing to attend Council meetings watch the livestream on the Council website or Facebook page.
Our Facebook (live videos) (facebook.com)
Our Youtube (recorded videos) (youtube.com)
Members of the public can't take part in the discussion but do have an opportunity to speak during public forum at the monthly meeting of Council.
Council and committees meet on a recurring schedule in 2022:
To view committee meeting times, please download the full calendar:
Council meeting calendar 2022(PDF, 152KB)
The public is notified of the following meetings of Council and hearings:
Northland Inc – Update on Taitokerau Northland Destination Plan
Wednesday 2 February at 9:00am
Chief Executive Review Committee (venue Mayor’s Office)
*Interested parties should note that the majority of matters, if not all, will be held in public excluded
Tuesday, 8 February at 11:30am
Elections – Order of candidate names (voting papers)
Tuesday 8 February at 1:30pm
Animals bylaw – submission hearing
Wednesday, 9 February at 9:00am
Thursday 10 February at 9:00am
Thursday 10 February at 10:30am
Te Kārearea Strategic Partnership Hui (venue Marae)
Wednesday 16 February at 9:00am
Strategy, Planning and Development Committee
Thursday 17 February at 9:00am
Community Development Committee
Thursday 17 February at 11:00am
Exemptions and Objections Committee
Tuesday 22 February at 9:00am
Placemaking Programme update
Tuesday 22 February at 12:30pm
Thursday 24 February at 9:00am
If you wish to speak at public forum, please contact our Senior Democracy Adviser, phone 09 430 4200 before making an application.
Download and save a copy of the application to your computer first. You can then either:
Application form to speak at public forum(PDF, 63KB)
Council holds workshops regularly throughout the year which enable councillors to discuss and debate matters involving complex information in a less structured environment than a formal meeting.
No decisions are made at these workshops and as such the requirements of LGOIMA regarding public notification and access to agendas and minutes do not apply. The public are unable to attend workshops.
Council holds briefings throughout the year to enable councillors to find out more information and seek clarification on specific, often complex, matters. This gives councillors the opportunity to discuss these matters in depth outside of a formal meeting situation to gain greater understanding and clarity.
No decisions are made at these briefings and as such the requirements of LGOIMA regarding public notification and access to programmes and minutes do not apply; however these documents are made available to the public.
The public are able to attend briefings.
The Elected Members' Code of Conduct provides guidelines for the expected standards of behaviour by the mayor and councillors.
Elected Members' Code of Conduct(PDF, 458KB)
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