Attending a meeting

All meetings of Council and its Committees are held in the Council Chambers, Forum North, Rust Avenue.

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.

Meeting dates

Council and committees meet on a recurring schedule in 2020:

  • Council: 4th Thursday of each month 9:00am
  • Infrastructure Committee: 2nd Thursday of each month – 9:00am
  • Council Briefings / Workshops: 2nd Thursday of each month – 10:30am
  • Strategy, Planning and Development Committee: 3rd Thursday of each month – 9:00am
  • Community Development: 3rd Thursday of each month – 11:00am

To view committee meeting times, please download the full calendar:

Council Meeting Calendar 2021(PDF, 59KB)

Upcoming Council meetings 2021

Meeting Date and time
Chief Executive Review Committee Tuesday, 9 February at 9:00AM
Council Briefing
Camping in Public Places bylaw review submissions
Tuesday, 9 February at 10:30AM
Infrastructure Committee Thursday, 11 February at 9:00AM
Council Briefing
Infrastructure business
Thursday, 11 February at 10:30AM
Council
Waterfront Precinct Plan update
Tuesday, 16 February at 9:00AM
Council
Camping in public places bylaw - deliberations
Tuesday, 16 February at 10:30AM
Te Kārearea Strategic Partnership Standing Committee Wednesday, 17 February at 9:00AM
Strategy, Planning and Development Committee Thursday, 18 February at 9:00AM
Community Development Committee Thursday, 18 February at 11:00AM
Council Briefing
Whangarei District Growth Strategy – feedback summary
Climate Action Plan update
Thursday, 18 February at 1:00PM
Commercial Property Committee Tuesday, 23 February at 1:00PM
Council
Speed Limit Review Waipu South and Whangarei District Beaches hear submissions
Wednesday, 24 February at 9:00AM
Council Thursday, 25 February at 9:00AM

Speaking at Public Forum

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:

  • print it, fill it and send or deliver it to us; or
  • fill it out on your computer and save it before attaching it to an email to us.

Application form to speak at public forum(PDF, 63KB)

Council workshops

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 briefings

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. 

Code of Conduct

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)