Councillor Deb Harding
Councillor Phil Halse
His Worship the Mayor Vince Cocurullo
Councillors Nicholas Connop, Patrick Holmes, Carol Peters, Simon Reid and Phoenix Ruka
Eight mandated hapū representatives
Bimonthly for formal standing committee meetings, with hui on being held on a marae in accordance with Tikanga
Note: Marae based hui will be in accordance with Tikanga and as such are outside of Standing Orders adopted under the Local Government Act 2002.
8 comprised of 4 councillor and 4 hapū members
To enable the primary partners (Council and hapū of Whangārei) to work closely together to achieve the agreed vision:
‘He Whenua Rangatira - Whangārei, a district of prosperity, wellbeing and empowered communities’ and
‘Ka tūtuki te Kāwanatanga ā-rohe, ka puāwai hoki te kotahitanga me ōna tini kaupapa - Local Government that works through effective partnership and shared decisions to provide practical solutions.
The Committee provides a platform for high level/strategic discussions and priority setting between the primary partners, with preference given to kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) and preserving tikanga. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to;
- Identifying the cultural, economic, environmental, and social issues/decisions of Council that are significant for Māori and the community in the Whangarei District. (Participation)
Note: Māori in this context is defined as people that affiliate to a whānau, hāpu, Iwi, mana whenua groups.
- Ensuring Council complies with statutory provisions that refer to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).
- To agree mutual strategic priorities as and when required (Direction)