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 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.



September 2018Location​Date and start time​
Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board​Council Chamber, Ayr Street, Ohakune​Thursday 6 September, 6:00pm
​National Park Community Board​Owhango Fire Station, Omaki Road, Owhango​Tuesday 11 September, 5:00pm
​Ruapehu District Council​​Council Chamber, Ayr Street, Ohakune​Wednesday 12 September, 10:00am
October 2018Location​Date and start time​
​Audit and Risk Committee​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Tuesday 2 October , 11:00am
Ruapehu District Council​​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Tuesday 3 October, 10:00am
​Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board​Waiouru Community Centre, Queree Drive, Waiouru​Thursday 4 October, 6:00pm
Ruapehu District Maori CouncilCouncil Chamber, Ayr Street, Ohakune​Friday 12 October, 10:30am
National Park Community BoardTo be advised​Tuesday 23 October, 5:00pm
​Ruapehu District Council​Council Chamber, Ayr Street, Ohakune​Wednesday 24 October, 10:00am
​Taumarunui/Ohura Ward Committee​Council Chamber, Huia Street, Taumarunui​Thursday 25 October, 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


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