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Te Upoko Taiao - Natural Resources Plan Committee

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Te Upoko Taiao - Natural Resources Plan Committee

Updated 1 August 2017 10:06am


Te Upoko Taiao - Natural Resources Plan Committee was launched in October 2009 by Greater Wellington Regional Council to promote the sustainable management of the region’s natural and physical resources, particularly their use, development and protection, by overseeing the Council’s regulatory responsibilities in relation to resource management, including the review and development of regional plans.

The Committee comprises six elected Greater Wellington Regional Councillors and six appointed members from the region's mana whenua. See below for information about the appointed members.

The Local Government Act includes several provisions that require councils to take account of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi by maintaining and improving opportunities for Maori to contribute to local government decision making. Most regional, city and district councils have some kind of formal mechanism for involving local iwi.

Greater Wellington Regional Council already has a Memorandum of Partnership signed by the six iwi in the region and has an active relationship with these iwi. Each of them has a different rohe and each was invited to nominate somebody with the skills that the new committee requires.

Although the Maori members have been nominated by the region’s “mana whenua” iwi, like the six elected Councillor members, their role is to ensure that the new regional plan provides for the region as whole.

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Te Upoko Taiao
Natural Resources Plan Committee
Membership

Elected members
Cr Daran Ponter (Co-Chair)
Cr Barbara Donaldson
Cr Penny Gaylor
Cr Chris Laidlaw
Cr Adrienne Staples
Cr Paul Swain

Six appointed members from the region's mana whenua

Hikitia Ropata (Co-Chair)
Morris Te Whiti Love
Hohepa Potini
Rawiri Smith
Reuben Raihania Tipoki

(one vacancy)

 

 


Committee
functions

Regional plan development and review

Terms of reference

 

Te Upoko Taiao - Natural Resources Plan Committee