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, Committee and Community Board meetings are run in accordance with Standing Orders as adopted at the beginning of the triennium.

Council Standing Orders - 2019.pdf

Community Board Standing Orders 2016.pdf

​Participation in Meetings

The public are welcome to attend meetings unless specifically 'public excluded'.

For details on the agenda and minutes go to Agendas and Minutes​.

Meetings will also be live streaming on Council Facebook​ page.

A Public Forum will be held at the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to address the board on any matters, please contact our Governance Officer ([email protected]) beforehand.

You can also continue to talk with your Elected Representatives​ about any issues that concern you.

​Meeting schedule

Council, Community Board and Taumarunui/Ohura Ward Committee meetings are routinely held as follows:

  • ​Ruapehu District Council - three weekly on a Wednesday at 10am
  • - six weekly on a Tuesday (excluding January) at 5.30pm.
  • - first Thursday of the month (excluding January) at 6.00pm.
  • - last Thursday of every second month  at 5:30pm.

Contacts for Council Meetings

​​Meeting contacts
​​Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board​John Hotter, Chairperson​06 385 8193
​​National Park Community BoardPeter Zimmer, Chairperson​027 479 1926
​​Taumarunui/Ohura Ward Committee​Karen Ngatai, Chairperson​07 896 6658
​Ruapehu District Maori Council​Jo Tocker, Senior Iwi Development Advisor​07 895 8188
​Audit and Risk CommitteePhilip Jones, Chairperson​​07 552 5564
​Ruapehu District Council​Don Cameron, Mayor​07 895 8188

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