Following Local Government reorganisation, Ruapehu District Council was established on 1 November 1989, .
It comprises the former Taumarunui Borough Council, Taumarunui County Council and part of the Rangitikei County Council.
Council's Leadership is guided by the role and principles of local government, as stated in Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2002. The following provisions guide Council:
- Council's activities are to be exercised for the benefit of the District.
- Council must conduct its business in an open, transparent manner, giving effect to desired Community Outcomes.
- Seek and consider the views of its communities and their wellbeing in decision-making.
- Provide opportunities for Maori to contribute to decision-making.
- Collaborate with other organisations to meet desired Community Outcomes.
- Ensure prudent financial and asset stewardship in accordance with sound business practice.
- Provide for the present and future needs of the District by considering social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing
About Our Logo
The Ruapehu District Council logo depicts the District's most dominant feature, Mt Ruapehu, and the rivers whose headwaters are situated around the base of the mountain. The Maori symbol is 'kotahitanga', referring to the unity of people and the land, and also to the unity of all peoples as we work together for a prosperous future.