On this page: Your council, consultation strategy, triennial agreement, iwi liaison, code of conduct
'Your council' is your guide to the Waikato Regional Council, incorporating the Local Governance Statement.
A Local Governance Statement outlines the ways in which a local authority engages with its community, makes decisions, and how people can become involved with their regional council.
We hope this resource is useful and contains all the information you, the community, needs regarding the council and how you can become involved.
Read 'Your council' as a PDF, or view it below as on online book.
Contact us if you would prefer to order a printed copy of the statement.
The WISE Consultation Strategy promotes opportunities for participation in decision-making processes by ensuring the most effective and efficient ways of consulting are encouraged.
WISE Consultation Strategy
(367 kb, 52 seconds to download, 56k modem)
The Waikato Regional Triennial Agreement outlines how local government in the Waikato region will consult in order to work collaboratively, maximise efficiency and promote wellbeing in our communities.
Waikato Regional Triennial Agreement
(339 kb, 48 seconds to download, 56k modem)
The Waikato Regional Council acknowledges the special position of tangata whenua within the region. The council also encourages staff to work with hapu and whanau groups at an operational level. As part of the ‘partnership’ approach we seek between council and Maori, relationships with local iwi are being formalised through Memoranda of Agreement. Current agreements are available below.
Memorandum of Agreement - Ngati Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board
(316 kb, 45 seconds to download, 56k modem)
Memorandum of Understanding - Hauraki Maori Trust Board
(426 kb, 60 seconds to download, 56k modem)
You can also find out more about co-governance and tangata whenua issues in our tangata whenua webpages.
Code of conduct
The code of conduct describes the roles, the relationship and the agreed standards of behaviour elected members have with each other, the chief executive, council staff, the community and the media. The code’s appendix sets out how legislation requirements affect elected members’ duties and conduct.
Waikato Regional Council - Code of Conduct
(123 kb, 17 seconds to download, 56k modem)
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