External and Māori representatives appointed to council committees
Council has appointed the external and Māori representatives for several of its committees.
Expressions of interest were sought in December 2019 to fill a number of positions, with final appointments made at the council meeting on January 30.
Head of democracy, governance and venues Tina Jakes said the appointments aim to further strengthen representation of community and Māori interests in local decision making.
The committee appointments include:
Kinloch Representative Group
Renee des Barres - Māori representative
Belinda Walker and Tim Brittain - Community representatives
Mangakino / Pouakani Representative Group
Lisa de Thierry and Mark Seymour - Community representatives
Taupō East Rural Representative Group
Evelyn Forrest - Māori representative
Emergency Management Committee
Tyronne (Bubs) Smith - Māori representative
Taupō Reserves & Roading Committee
Janice Wall - Māori representative
Risk and Assurance Committee
Anthony Byett - Chair independent external representative
Danny Loughlin - independent external representative
Taupō Airport Authority Committee
Christopher Johnston - business representative
Three vacancies are still to be filled including two community representatives for the Taupō East Rural Representative Group and one Māori representative for the Mangakino/Pouakani Representative Group.