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Regional Planning CommitteeTe Komiti Whakamahere ā-takiwā

The Regional Planning Committee oversees the review and development of the Regional Policy Statement and regional plans for the Hawke’s Bay region and is the co-governance group for the management of natural resources in Hawke’s Bay.

What is the role of the Regional Planning Committee?

The role of the Regional Planning Committee (RPC) is to oversee the review and development of the Regional Policy Statement and regional plans for the Hawke’s Bay region, as required under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). This committee is the co-governance group for the management of natural resources in Hawke’s Bay, with an equal number of Regional Councillors and Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) representatives. 
All committee members have full speaking and voting rights. 

This committee considers and recommends strategies, policies, rules and other methods for inclusion into the Regional Resource Management and Regional Coastal Environment Plans to Council. The committee will also make recommendations to Council to ensure the effective implementation of plans, processes, research, monitoring and enforcement to satisfy the requirements of the RMA, National Policy Statements, National Environmental Standards and relevant associated legislation. 

Terms of Reference

Co-Chairs: Cr Rick Barker and Apiata Tapine (Tātau Tātau o te Wairoa Trust)

Deputy Co-Chairs: Cr Will Foley and Allana Hiha (Mana Ahuriri Trust)

Councillor Members: All Councillors

Post Settlement Governance Entity Representative Members:  

Karauna Brown (Hineuru Iwi Trust), Allana Hiha (Mana Ahuriri Trust), Tania Hopmans (Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust), Theresa Thornton (Ngāti Pāhauwera Development & Tiaki Trust), Mike Mohi (Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust), Nicky Kirikiri (Te Toi Kura o Waikaremoana), Laura Kele and Keri Ropiha (Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust).    

The Regional Planning Committee was established by the Hawke's Bay Regional Planning Committee Act 2015

VIEW AGENDAS AND MINUTES ONLINE

For more information, see the Regional Planning Committee Annual Reports in Related Documents at the top of this page.

Committees Calendar

Watch and View

We webcast and record all Council and committee meetings, so that people can be informed about the debate and decision-making.

Live video webcasting of meetings can be viewed on our Facebook page

Past meeting videos can be viewed on YouTube below.

View video recordings of Meetings

Public Attendance

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all Council and Committees meetings. However, the Chairperson will ask the public to leave when and if the meeting moves into the public excluded section of the meeting.

In 2016, the Regional Planning Committee prepared a Video Annual Report. 

HBRPC AR16

Apiata Tapine

Apiata Tapine

Co-chair (Tātau Tātau o te Wairoa Trust)

Rick  Barker

Rick Barker

Co-chair

Allana Hiha

Allana Hiha

Deputy Co-Chair (Mana Ahuriri Trust)

Will Foley

Will Foley

Deputy Co-chair

Tania Hopmans

Tania Hopmans

(Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust)

Keri  Ropiha

Keri Ropiha

(Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust)

Karauna  Brown

Karauna Brown

(Hineuru Iwi Trust)

Theresa Thornton

Theresa Thornton

(Ngāti Pāhauwera Development & Tiaki Trust)

Laura Kele

Laura Kele

(Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust)

Mike Mohi

Mike Mohi

(Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust)

Nicky Kirikiri

Nicky Kirikiri

(Te Toi Kura o Waikaremoana)

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