Council meetings and workshops

All Council meetings and workshops including any Community Board, Ward Committee or Maori Council meetings are generally open to the public, unless there is a reason for public to be excluded.

Council meetings

In May 2018, Council reviewed its meeting schedule and agreed to meet every three weeks (from 1 July 2018).

Meetings are held in Council Chambers and alternate between Ohakune and Taumarunui 

Community Board/Ward Committee meetings

Community Board and Taumarunui/Ohura Ward Committee meetings are usually held as follows:

  • - six weekly on a Tuesday (excluding January) in either Owhango, National Park or Taumarunui  at 5.00pm.
  • - first Thursday of the month (excluding January) in the Council Chamber, Ayr Street, Ohakune or Council Chamber, Seddon Street, Raetihi at 6.00pm.
  • - last Thursday of every second month  in the Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui at 10.00am.


May 2018Location​Date and start time​
​Ruapehu District Council (Long Term Plan Hearing)​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Tuesday 1 May, 2:00pm
​Ruapehu District Council (Long Term Plan Hearing)​​Council Chamber, Ayr Street, Ohakune​Wednesday 2 May, 10:00am

​Waimarinio-Waiouru Community Board

​Council Chamber, Seddon Street, Raetihi​Thursday 3 May, 6:00pm
​National Park Community Board​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Tuesday 8 May, 5.00pm
​Ruapehu District Council​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Wednesday 9 May, 10:00am
​Ruapehu District Council (Long Term Plan Deliberations)​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Wednesday 16 May, 10:00am
​Audit and Risk Committee​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Tuesday 22 May, 11:00am
​Ruapehu District Maori Council​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Friday 25 May, 10:30am
​Ruapehu District Council​Council Chamber, Ayr Street, Ohakune​Wednesday 30 May, 10:00am
April 2018Location​Date and start time​
​Waimarino-Waiouru Community BoardCommunity Centre, Queree Drive, Waiouru​Thursday 5 April, 6.00pm
​Ruapehu District Council​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Wednesday 11 April, 10:00am
​Taumarunui Ohura Ward Committee​​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Thursday 26 April, 10:00am
​​Meeting contacts
​​Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board​John Hotter, Chairperson​06 385 8193
​​National Park Community Board​Jenni Pendleton, Chairperson​07 892 2774
​​Taumarunui/Ohura Ward Committee​Karen Ngatai, Chairperson​07 896 6658
​Ruapehu District Maori Council​Edwin Ashford, Chairperson​07 895 8905
​Audit and Risk CommitteePhilip Jones, Chairperson​​07 552 5564
​Ruapehu District Council​Don Cameron, Mayor​07 895 8188


Page reviewed: 10 May 2018 2:11pm