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

Meetings are currently being held electronically and the public are welcome to join in these. For details on how to participate in the meetings go to How to join a meeting electronically​.

For details on meetings go to Upcoming Meetings​

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

Meetings will also be live streaming on Council Facebook​ and recordings available following the meeting at Meeting Video Archive​.

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 ( 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 5.00pm.
  • - first Thursday of the month (excluding January) at 6.00pm.
  • - last Thursday of every second month  at 10.00am.

Other meetings  

Council often holds other meetings as part of consultation on specific issues or community engagement.

As a result of COVID-19, public meetings cannot be held on a physical level, however Council will continue engaging in other ways so please keep an eye on our Facebook​ and Website pages.

Details of any up-coming consultation/engagement meetings​ can be found by following this link. 

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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