Turangi-Tongariro Community Board
The Turangi-Tongariro Community Board represents the interests of the Turangi-Tongariro ward and is a statutory body with responsibilities, duties and powers delegated to it by Taupō District Council. Refer to sections 49-54 and clause 32 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 for more information about community boards, including their status, role and powers.
The role of the board
The role of the Turangi-Tongariro Community Board is to:
- Provide local input into the development of Council policy that will impact on the Turangi-Tongariro ward
- Maintain an overview of service delivery, operational and capital expenditure, within the Turangi-Tongariro ward including the consideration of both financial and non-financial reporting
- Provide local input into the development and review of Council's key planning documents such as the Long Term Plan, Asset Management Plans, Structure Plans, Reserve Management Plans and the Annual Plan
- Prepare an annual submission to Council's budgetary process for expenditure within the community
- Consider and report on all matters referred to it by Council or any matter of interest or concern to the ward
- Communicating with the Turangi-Tongariro community, community organisations and special interest groups within the Turangi-Tongariro ward.
- Exercising Council’s statutory regulatory functions under the following Acts and Regulations (and any
amendments) that are not elsewhere delegated to staff and that relate to matters in the Turangi/Tongariro ward:
- Local Government Act 1974 – Part 21
- Land Transport Act 1998
- Reserves Act 1977
- Local Government Act 1974 – Section 319 - Road Naming
- Considering resident and ratepayer appeals to decisions made in accordance with Council’s Tree and Vegetation Policy affecting trees and vegetation in the Turangi/Tongariro ward.
Meeting dates 2021
Board meetings and workshops are held in the former Turangi Service Centre boardroom, 3 Turangi Town Centre, unless indicated otherwise.
Up to 30 minutes will be set aside before each board meeting for a public forum (see more information about the public forum below) which starts at 1.30pm.
|Wednesday, March 3|
Workshop - Turangi alleyways
|Wednesday, March 3|
|Wednesday, April 7|
|Wednesday, May 12|
|Wednesday, June 2|
The Turangi-Tongariro Community Board has a membership of eight: six elected community board representatives and two district councillors.
Local body elections for Taupō District Council and the Turangi-Tongariro Community Board were held on October 12, 2019. The community board was sworn in on Tuesday, November 5.
|BOARD NOW AT FULL COMPLEMENT
August 11, 2020
Last week’s Turangi Tongariro Community Board meeting saw the return of Te Takinga New to the governance table, filling the seat left vacant as a result of the resignation of Wally van der Aa shortly after last October’s election.Mr New was appointed to the board on recommendation of the ward’s hapu after a by-election did not attract any candidates. He was sworn into office by chief executive Gareth Green and gave his declaration in both Te Reo Māori and English.
Phone: 022 473 6227
Portfolio: Kitashiobara Co-ordinator – to coordinate the Sister City relations between the village of Kitashiobara in Japan and Turangi .
Phone: 027 393 3691
Portfolios: Taupō Local Welfare Committee – set up under the Waikato Civil Defence Group Plan and responsible for local welfare response. Safe Turangi– to promote safety and crime prevention in Turangi.
Phone: 021 104 8669
Portfolios: Southern Lake Taupō Health Trust – community based trust established to manage the Turangi Community Health Centre premises. Alternate Kitashiobara Co-ordinator
Turangi-Tongariro Ward Councillor
Phone: 021 253 3343
Portfolio: Safe Turangi – to promote safety and crime prevention in Turangi
Turangi-Tongariro Ward Councillor
Phone: 021 039 9106
TE TAKINGA NEW
Phone: 027 486 8002
Portfolios: Ngati Turangitukua Liaison – set up by the Marae Maori committee to ensure liaison between the community board and local hapu. Turangi / Tongariro Sports Foundation – to promote healthy lifestyles through sport and recreational activities.
The public forum provides an opportunity for the Turangi-Tongariro community to talk to members of the Community Board on any upcoming agenda item or topic of interest concerning the Turangi-Tongariro area.
Up to 30 minutes will be set aside before each meeting (see meeting dates above) for this forum which starts at 1.30pm. Each speaker or group may speak for five minutes (or longer at the discretion of the Chair).
Members of the public wishing to speak should email email@example.com no later than 5pm on the day prior to the meeting.
Notes, photographs or other documentation used during an address or presentation will be required for Council's records.
No debate or comment will be made by members of the representative group after your presentation, however, members may ask questions for clarification. It should be noted that as this is not a formal meeting, no formal decisions can be made. If a decision or recommendation is required, the matter will be referred to a future meeting for further consideration.
Criticisms of individual elected/representative members or individual staff members are not allowed.
The Chair may refuse applications which are repetitious or offensive and may stop a speaker in progress where the subject matter is disrespectful or offensive.
If you have any questions regarding our public forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister City Relationship
The Turangi-Tongariro Community Board has a Sister City friendship with the village of Kitashiobara, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.