Ruapehu District Council was established on 1 November 1989 from the former Taumarunui Borough Council, Taumarunui County Council and part of the Rangitikei County Council.
RDC’s leadership and governance follows the role and principles of local government as per the Local Government Act 2002 and subsequent amendments namely;
- To enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, communities; and
- To meet the current and future needs of communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses.
The Ruapehu District Council is supported in its role by the Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board, the National Park Community Board and the Taumarunui-Ohura Ward Committee.
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.