Meeting of the Hawke's Bay Regional Council


Late Items




Date:                 Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time:                10.15am


Council Chamber

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

159 Dalton Street





Item       Subject                                                                                                                  Page


Decision Items

14.       Māori Committee Charter and Membership                                                                  3

Information or Performance Monitoring

15.       Chairman's Monthly Report - to be tabled  




Wednesday 25 October 2017

Subject: Māori Committee Charter and Membership


Reason for Report

1.      To present the Charter and Terms of Reference, including membership of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Māori Committee for adoption by Council.



2.      Much discussion has occurred over the last few months regarding the content of the Māori Committee Charter and the Terms of Reference (attached). Those discussions have included:

2.1.      the strengthening of the Māori Committee to provide stronger strategic advice to the Regional Council within the decision-making process; and the

2.2.      representation appointment process of the committee members, based on the Ngāti Kahungunu Taiwhenua organisation structure.

3.      At the 17 October Māori Committee meeting, the revised Māori Committee Charter and Terms of Reference was passed unanimously for adoption by Council at this meeting.


Considerations of Tangata Whenua

4.      The Māori Committee has been an active advisory committee to the Regional Council over the last 20+ years and plays a critical role in the business of Council in engaging with hapū, marae and whānau.


Decision Making Process

5.      Council is required to make every decision in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act). Staff have assessed the requirements in relation to this item and have concluded:

5.1.      The decision does not significantly alter the service provision or affect a strategic asset.

5.2.      The use of the special consultative procedure is not prescribed by legislation.

5.3.      The decision does not fall within the definition of Council’s policy on significance.

5.4.      The persons affected by this decision are tangata whenua representatives on the HBRC Māori Committee.

5.5.      The decision is not inconsistent with an existing policy or plan.

6.      Given the nature and significance of the issue to be considered and decided, and also the persons likely to be affected by, or have an interest in the decisions made, Council can exercise its discretion and make a decision without consulting directly with the community or others having an interest in the decision.





The Māori Committee recommends that Council Adopts the Māori Committee Charter and Terms of Reference as proposed.


Authored by:                                                       Approved by:

Joyce-Anne Raihania

Senior Planner
Governance and Iwi Liaison

Liz Lambert

Group Manager
External Relations







Charter Between the Maori Committee and Hawke's Bay Regional Council




HBRC Maori Committee Terms of Reference




Charter Between the Maori Committee and Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Attachment 1


HBRC Maori Committee Terms of Reference

Attachment 2