Council-based meetings: Cr Phil Halse
Marae-based hui: hapū mandated Chairperson
Her Worship the Mayor Sheryl Mai
Councillors Gavin Benney, Ken Couper, Greg Innes, Anna Murphy, Carol Peters, Simon Reid and Phil Halse.
Eight mandated hapū representatives: Delaraine Armstrong, Jade Kake, Tame TeRangi, Jared Pitman, Mira Norris, Aorangi Kawiti, Deborah Harding and Len Bristowe.
Bi-monthly for formal standing committee meetings conducted under standing orders adopted under the Local Government Act 2002.
Bi-monthly hui held on a marae in accordance with Tikanga.
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 mission ‘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’. Central to this is continued development of robust partnerships through learning conversations.
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:
- Identifying the cultural, economic, environmental, and social issues/decisions of Council that are significant for Māori in the Whangārei District (participation).
- Ensuring Council complies with statutory provisions that refer to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi), including providing oversight of key processes and controls (assurance).
- To agree mutual strategic priorities (direction).