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).
Members: Rex Graham, Rick Barker, Charles Lambert & Hinewai Ormsby
12x taiwhenua representatives as contained in the Terms of Reference and Charter
Terms of reference was adopted and confirmed by the Regional Council on 30 September 2020
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.
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:
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