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 - bi-weekly 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.

Long Term Plan Consultation information and meeting details

Over March and April 2021 you will have an opportunity to make a submission on the 2021/31 Long Term Plan and support it with a presentation to Council if you wish. As part of this process Council produces a Consultation Document. This outlines the key issues and decisions we need feedback on plus supporting financial and other information. 

Over the consultation period Council holds a series of public meetings around the district to discuss the Long Term Plan and its issues. Information is also made available in local papers, on our website and Facebook page. 

This year you will also be able to submit on the Consultation document not only through our website but also through Social Pinpoint.





​Ohura Hall
Ngarimu Street
31st March
​Community Centre
25 Queree Street
6th April
​Lower Cosmopolitan Club
10 Miriama Street
7th April
​The Centre
14-16 Seddon Street
19th April
​Owhango Hall
2157 State Highway 4
20th April
​Council Chambers
37 Ayr Street
21st April

Please Note: Meeting dates can be subject to change but all changes will be clearly advertised online and in the local newspapers for your area.

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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