Tūrangi-Tongariro Community Board
The Tūrangi-Tongariro Community Board (TTCB) has represented the interests of the Tūrangi-Tongariro ward since it was formed in 1989.
Following the October 2022 local election, the TTCB has been replaced with ward representation from one councillor, and a district-wide Māori ward, Te Papamārearea, with two councillors.
The area will also be supported by a Mana Whakahono a Rohe, a partnership agreement between Taupō District Council and Ngāti Tūrangitukua, the Ngāti Tūwharetoa hapū which holds mana whenua over Tūrangi township. As part of the Mana Whakahono, an equal co-governance committee made up of both Ngāti Tūrangitukua and council appointees will be set up.
To ensure the wider Tongariro area is also fairly represented, a representative group will be established by council and delegated the powers and functions previously held by the TTCB for that area.