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: Delaraine Armstrong, Len Bristowe, Sandra Hawken, Simon Mitchell, Tame Te Rangi, Sean Walters, Nicki Wakefield and Hohipere Williams
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)
Terms of Reference
Te Kārearea Strategic Partnership Standing Committee – Terms of Reference(PDF, 256KB)