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 2016.pdf

Community Board Standing Orders 2016.pdf

Council meeting schedule

In December 2018 Council adopted a three weekly meeting schedule.

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

Community Board/Ward Committee meeting schedule

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.

Other meetings

Council often holds other meetings as part of consultation on specific issues or community engagement. Details of any up-coming consultation/engagement meetings​ can be found by following this link. 

 Agendas and Minutes

 This link will take you to the Agendas and Minutes ​for all meetings.

May 2019Location​Date and start time​
Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board​Council Chamber, Ayr Street, Ohakune​Thursday 2 May, 6:00pm
National Park Community Board​Council Chamber, Huia Street, TaumarunuiTuesday 7 May, 5:00pm
Ruapehu District CouncilCouncil Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui

​Wednesday 8 May, 10:00am

​Ruapehu District Council​Council Chamber, Ayr Street, Taumarunui​Wednesday 29 May, 10:00am
June 2019Location​Date and start time​
​​Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board​TBA​Thursday 6 June, 6:00pm
​Audit & Risk Committee​​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Tuesday 11 June, 11:00am
National Park Community BoardTBATuesday 18 June, 5:00pm
Ruapehu District Council​​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Wednesday 19 June, 10:00am
​Taumarunui/Ohura Ward Committee​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Thursday 27 June, 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​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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