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Māori CommitteeTe Komiti Māori

The Māori Committee includes both elected councillors and 12 representatives of the four Ngāti Kahungunu Taiwhenua / Executive in this region. The committee makes recommendations to Council on matters of relevance affecting Māori people of the region and helps fulfil the Māori consultative undertaking of Council, particularly with regard to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti O Waitangi).

Terms of Reference

Charter

Membership:

Members: Rex Graham, Rick Barker, Charles Lambert & Hinewai Ormsby

12x taiwhenua representatives to be confirmed

Terms of reference will be confirmed by the Committee at its first meeting some time early 2020

  1. The Māori Committee comprises those 12 representatives nominated by each of the four Ngāti Kahungunu Taiwhenua / Executive in this region.
  2. Within the first year of the Committee’s establishment, a work plan for the Committee will be developed to set out, in general terms, what the Committee aims to achieve over its three-year term.
  3. The expectation of the membership is that each Taiwhenua / Executive collective will engage with their respective constituents.
  4. The Chairperson is to be elected at the first meeting of the Committee of each triennium, from among the appointed Māori members of the committee. The Chairperson shall be elected for that term of the Committee but is not precluded from a subsequent term as Chairperson if so nominated. Two key roles of the Chair will be to:

4.1.      preside over meetings of the Committee in accordance with the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Standing Orders

4.2.      manage the nominations and appointments by Taiwhenua / Executive to the Māori Committee at the end of each triennium, for re-establishment of the Committee for the next triennium.

  1. The Deputy Chair is to be elected at the first meeting of the Committee of each triennium from among the appointed members of the committee.

Members

Twelve representatives nominated by the Tangata Whenua, appointed at the first meeting of the Māori Committee each triennium; plus one Proxy representative nominated to attend in an appointee’s absence; being:

 

Mr Bill Blake
Ms Michelle McIlroy
Mr Adrian Manuel
Ms Kataraina Kawana
Ms Teresa Smith

Kaumatua (Wairoa)
Kahungunu Executive (Wairoa)
Wairoa Taiwhenua
Proxy (Wairoa Taiwhenua)
Proxy (Kahungunu Executive - Wairoa)

 

Mr Haami Hilton
Mr Michael Paku
Mr Marei Apatu
Ms Joella Brown

Kaumatua (Hastings)
Heretaunga Executive (Hastings)
Heretaunga Taiwhenua (Hastings)
Proxy (Heretaunga Taiwhenua)

 

Mr Paora Sciascia
Mr Mike Mohi
Mr Brian Gregory
Ms Marge Hape

Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea (Central Hawke’s Bay)
Kaumatua (Central Hawke’s Bay)
Tamatea Taiwhenua (Central Hawke’s Bay)
Proxy (Tamatea)

 

Mr Peter Eden
Ms Ata Te Tomo
Mr Api Robin
Mr George (Hori) Reti

Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū (Napier)
Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū (Napier)
Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū (Napier)
Proxy

 

Up to three elected members of the Council, being:

Cr Rick Barker, Cr Rex Graham and Cr Fenton Wilson

Meeting Frequency

Bi-monthly, but with the Chairman of the Committee authorised to arrange additional meetings should the need arise

 

View agendas and minutes online

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