Purpose

The Partnership aims to strengthen the relationship between Te Arawa and the Rotorua Lakes Council.


Model

A board of 14 members has been established to guide the partnership and represent the diverse voices of Te Arawa


Structure

The board will play a key role in strategic opportunities to work collaboratively with RLC.


Structure

The board will play a key role in strategic opportunities to work collaboratively with RLC.


Te Huarahi Hou | The New Path

The establishment of Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board is a significant achievement for Rotorua and the country.

For over 20 years, attempts to strengthen the trust and relationship between Te Arawa and the Rotorua Lakes Council had been ongoing.  At the same time a deep desire to develop appropriate Te Arawa input into Council decision-making had been quietly simmering under the surface.

In December 2015, following a robust 18 month process, the Rotorua community celebrated the inauguration of the Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board and the signing of the partnership agreement between Te Arawa and the Rotorua Lakes Council.

The agreement embodies the intention of Te Arawa and Rotorua Lakes Council to establish an enduring partnership which creates a future that benefits the community as a whole.

Council Elections

One of the most important ways you can take part in the decisions that shape the Rotorua district is to get involved in the local authority elections, either by voting for the people who will make those decisions, or by standing for election as a representative on Rotorua Lakes Council.

Local Authority elections are held throughout New Zealand on the second Saturday in October every three years, the last election was held on Saturday 8 October 2016. The next election will taken place in October 2019. Registered voters in the Rotorua district vote by postal vote using the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system.

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Te Arawa Partnership receives award

Rotorua Lakes Council won the Martin Jenkins Judges’ Choice Award for Outstanding Value and Service Delivery, a special award given to a finalist in recognition for “outstanding delivery of best practice value and services to their community”. The Te Arawa Partnership was also Highly Commended in the Community Engagement category at the July 2016 awards, held in conjunction with the annual LGNZ Conference in Dunedin.

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