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Meetings, Agendas & Minutes
Ngā Hui, Ngā Rārangi Kaupapa me Ngā Meneti

Use the search to find past and upcoming public meeting information, as well as records of all public meeting agendas and minutes.

April 2024
Tue 2 Apr 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
Thu 4 Apr 9:00 am
Council Extra-ordinary
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
Thu 4 Apr 10:00 am
Creative Communities Scheme Committee
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
Thu 4 Apr 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
Tue 9 Apr 9:00 am
Citizenship Ceremony
St David's Community Hall, corner Turongo and Ranfurly streets, Ōtorohanga
Tue 9 Apr 11:00 am
Elected Member Workshops
St David's Community Hall, corner Turongo and Ranfurly streets, Ōtorohanga
Wed 17 Apr 3:00 pm
Grants and Awards Committee
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Wed 17 Apr 6:00 pm
Creative Communities Scheme Committee
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Tue 23 Apr 10:00 am
Council
Kahotea Marae, 50 Kahotea Road, Otorohanga
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May 2024
Thu 2 May 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
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Mon 6 May 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Tue 14 May 10:00 am
Elected Member Workshops
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Tue 21 May 10:00 am
Council
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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June 2024
Tue 4 Jun 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Thu 6 Jun 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
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Tue 11 Jun 10:00 am
Elected Member Workshops
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Wed 12 Jun 10:00 am
Risk and Assurance Committee
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Tue 25 Jun 10:00 am
Council
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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July 2024
Mon 1 Jul 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Thu 4 Jul 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
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Tue 23 Jul 10:00 am
Council
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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August 2024
Thu 1 Aug 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
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Mon 5 Aug 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Tue 27 Aug 10:00 am
Council
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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September 2024
Mon 2 Sep 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Thu 5 Sep 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
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Tue 24 Sep 10:00 am
Council
Offsite - venue to be confirmed
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October 2024
Thu 3 Oct 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
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Mon 7 Oct 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Wed 16 Oct 3:00 pm
Grants and Awards Committee
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Wed 16 Oct 6:00 pm
Creative Communities Scheme Committee
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Mon 21 Oct 10:00 am
Risk and Assurance Committee
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Tue 22 Oct 10:00 am
Council
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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November 2024
Mon 4 Nov 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Thu 7 Nov 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
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Tue 26 Nov 10:00 am
Council
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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December 2024
Mon 2 Dec 4:00 pm
Ōtorohanga Community Board
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Thu 5 Dec 4:00 pm
Kāwhia Community Board
Kawhia Community Hall, Jervois Street, Kawhia
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Tue 10 Dec 10:00 am
Council
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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Wed 11 Dec 10:00 am
Risk and Assurance Committee
Council Chambers, 17 Maniapoto Street, Ōtorohanga
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January 2025

No meetings scheduled for January 2025

February 2025

No meetings scheduled for February 2025

March 2025

No meetings scheduled for March 2025

About Meetings

All formal meetings are open to the public. These include Council, committee and community board meetings. You're welcome to listen, but you cannot interrupt or make comment. The chairperson has the right to have disruptive people removed.

Purpose of the public forum

The purpose of the forum is to provide a regular and straightforward opportunity, at the start of all ordinary public meetings of Ōtorohanga District Council or its Community Boards, for members of the community to come along and speak to their elected representatives. This is a reflection of Council’s desire to see more public participation in decision making and meeting procedures.

Registration of interest to speak at public forum

Members of the public must register their interest to speak at the Public Forum at least two days prior to the meeting, identifying themselves, providing their contact details and the topic(s) on which they wish to speak.

Register to speak

This prior registration enables the Mayor or Chairperson to be aware of the topics being raised, determine speaking time allocations, make a decision on whether the topic is appropriate for presentation at the forum, or arrange for research of the topic if necessary.

The Mayor or Chairperson may decline to let a person speak if the topic is considered to be inappropriate, a repetition of a previous presentation, or is likely to be offensive.

Time limit of public forum

The Public Forum will run for a maximum of 30 minutes in total. Each speaker will, where the number of speakers permits, normally be allocated a maximum of 5 minutes of speaking time.

The Mayor or Chairperson may at his or her discretion adjust the period that any person is allowed to speak but shall ensure that the length of the forum does not exceed 30 minutes.

Topics for speakers

Only subjects that may be spoken on are those that fall within the terms of reference of the Council or Community Board, over which that body can reasonably have some influence, and which are not the subject of current legal action.

It is desirable not to have people make inefficient use of the Public Forum by raising routine operational matters that would be better addressed directly with Council staff, such as the reporting of faults or damage. The Mayor or Chairperson should deter people from using the forum for this purpose, instead advising them to refer the matter to staff.

Conduct of forum

The order of speakers will be decided by the Mayor or Chairperson. Speakers will be given the opportunity to speak without interruption for the period allocated to them, unless the Mayor or Chairperson has need to interrupt them for inappropriate conduct.

If a speaker is speaking to a written submission that has been previously circulated to those elected members, the submission will be taken as read. In order to make the best use of the available time the speaker should use the opportunity to emphasise key points rather than reading the entire submission.

Speakers at the Public Forum will be afforded common courtesy and it is expected that this will be reciprocated. If the speaker’s conduct is considered unacceptable in the view of the Mayor or Chairperson they may request the speaker to withdraw any remark, cease speaking or in extreme circumstances request the removal of the speaker from the meeting. Swearing, offensive gestures, threats or other inflammatory language are not acceptable.

The Public Forum is not the place for a person to enter into a debate with elected members, or to make personal attacks against elected members or Council staff. Should a member of the public have concerns about the behaviour or performance of elected members or Council staff, they should raise these matters with the Mayor or Chief Executive at another more appropriate occasion.

At the conclusion of the speaker’s submission the Mayor or Chairperson will ask the elected members present whether they wish to ask questions of clarification of the speaker. The speaker may answer these questions, but may not pose questions to elected members or staff, or enter into a debate. The Mayor or Chairperson will also ensure that elected members do not attempt to enter a debate with the speaker.

It is stressed that the purpose of a Public Forum section is for the public to speak, not elected members.

Once the Public Forum is closed, speakers may remain to hear the remainder of the open public meeting, but they may not participate in discussion.

Deputations and presentations

Deputations and presentations outside of the Public Forum may be made to Council or the Community Boards, but applications for such must be lodged with Council’s Chief Executive at least two days prior to the meeting date, and it is desirable for such applications to be lodged 10 days before the meeting date so that the deputation or presentation can be included in the agenda for the meeting.

Council’s ability to receive deputations and presentations outside of the Public Forum will be determined by the extent of other items on the agenda, and hence the use of the Public Forum may be a simpler and more accessible alternative.

All formal meetings are open to the public however, there are some parts of the meeting where the public can be excluded.

Council has to provide a good reason if they wish to exclude the public from a Council or committee meeting - this also includes the media.

A resolution must be made at a time when the meeting is open to the public stating the general subject of each matter, the reason for passing that resolution in relation to the matter, and the grounds on which the resolution is based.

Resolutions to exclude the public are made under Section 48 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

Reasons for ‘public excluded’ parts of a meeting include:

  • Disclosing trade secrets.
  • Prejudicing the maintenance of the law (including the right to a fair trial).
  • Protecting the privacy of any person.
  • Commercial confidentiality or legal privilege.

Public excluded agenda and minutes are not available to the public. Reports can be closed to the public for reasons such as privacy of a person/s or for commercial sensitivity reasons. See the relevant legislation. If you disagree with our rationale for a particular report being private, please contact the Manager Governance on 027 288 5781 or call the main office on 07 873 4000. If you still disagree with our reason for a private workshop and wish to make a complaint to the Ombudsman, for information on how to make a formal complaint

Where possible, Council will release public information which has been considered during the public excluded part of a meeting.

Ōtorohanga District Council

For one hour before the Council meeting, several staff members and councillors will be available for members of the public to drop-in to discuss any matter.

Community Boards

For 30 minutes before the Kāwhia or Ōtorohanga community board meetings, several staff members and Board members will also be available.

Reporting a problem

If you wish to report an issue, please use our online form.

Report a problem

Ōtorohanga District Council is committed to transparency, inclusivity and weaving the future together with our community. In order for our elected members and staff to have constructive conversations on important topics, workshops are held. Most of these are open to the public but on some occasions may be private.

You are welcome to attend open workshops. Please note that no decisions can be made in a workshop. There are chairs available near the front door for members of the public. Any person attending in the public gallery cannot speak and any disruptive behaviour may result in removal.

Workshops are not streamed to YouTube or recorded for uploading purposes. 

Workshops may be rescheduled at short notice e.g., if a staff member calls in sick. Please contact the Manager Governance for confirmation on the day of the workshop.

We only have the last 7 years worth of agendas and minutes on our website. If you are after older agendas and minutes than that then please contact governance.

If you can not find what you are after then please contact governance for help.

For all queries, please contact Council's Manager Governance

[email protected]
(07) 873 4000

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