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Ad Hoc CommitteesKomiti motuhake

Council has a range of ad hoc committees that are set up for a time limited period or for a specific project or opportunity.

Ad Hoc Committees

Council may, from time to time, establish ad hoc committees to consider a particular issue or issues. These are the committees that currently  are in place.

 Ad Hoc Committee



Civic Awards Panel Committee

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council introduced its Civic Honours Award system in 1991 to enable voluntary service within the District to be duly recognised.

The Civic Honours Award was established at the initiative of the Central Hawke’s Bay Country Women’s Institute and the 1990 Commission to mark the NZ 1990 year.

Since its inception,a Civic Honours Award has been presented on an annual basis. In 2019 the Civic Honours Award Panel sought to broaden the way it was acknowledging and celebrating service within the District.

The award (pending adoption of a policy by Council) now provides for multiple acknowledgements of Community Services through a Certificate of Recognition, with the most prestigious honours awarded as the Civic Honours Award.

A Selection Panel will form a Committee and consist of the Mayor, two Councillors and two citizens, and shall be confirmed by Council following the triennial election for a three-year term and have the power to act in making the awards.

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Jerry Greet, Councillor Gerard Minehan, Councillor Pip Burne.

The two citizen representatives will be Group President of the CHB Women’s Institute (or a replacement nominated by the CHB Women’s Institute), and an additional citizen appointed by Council currently Vicky Winlove.

Community Voluntary Organisation Support Fund Assessment Committee (CVOS)

The Community Voluntary Organisation Support Fund seeks to support Community based not-for-profit organisations that support our community to THRIVE.

The Assessment Committee consists of three Councillors and three members of the public, assisted by the Community Development Coordinator, who co-ordinates the annual CVOS applications. The three public members of the Assessment Committee are appointed by resolution of Elected Council, following the triennial election and these appointments will be reported to Council for confirmation.

There are two categories of funding available, with each category of funding having different purposes and funding eligibility criteria.

Chair – Councillor Gerard Minehan

Councillor Tim Aitken

Councillor Exham Wichman

District Plan Committee

This committee oversees the development of the new District Plan.

Chairperson - Mick Lester


Her Worship the Mayor Alex Walker 

Councillor Tim Aitken 

Dr Roger Maaka 

Mr Ian Sharp 

Mr David Tennent 

Mr Brian Gregory.

Landfill Committee 

Councillor Pip Burne and Councillor Kelly Annand. 

The Landfill Liaison Committee is a requirement of Council’s Resource Consent and comprises – 

  1. One person representing the owners of neighbouring properties 
  2. One person representing the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC)  (a staff member) 
  3. One person representing the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (CHBDC) (a staff member) 
  4. One person nominated by the local tangata whenua 
  5. So long as the landfill is leased by the CHBDC, one owner of the land, provided however that if the CHBDC shall acquire the fee simple, this entitlement of the owner to be a member of the Committee shall cease 

The purpose of the committee is – 

  • To liaise with the Central Hawke’s Bay District and the community in respect of the construction, operation and final restoration of the landfill and to facilitate consultation relating to the finalisation and review of the Landfill Management Plan. 

To disseminate information and to hear concerns of residents and to suggest ways of alleviating those concerns to the District and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

Governance Documentation

Underpinning good governance are a range of documents that ensure Council is clear on its accountabilities, expectations and responsibilities. You can find these documents here.

Code of Conduct 2022 - 2035 Triennium
Committee Terms of Reference
Council and Community Representation Schedule 2022 2025
CHBDC Governance Statement 2023
Standing Orders 2022 - 2025 Triennium
Triennial Agreement 2022-25

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