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Tamatea Partnership Committee

The purpose of the Tamatea Partnerships Committee is to provide guidance to Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and mana whenua partners – Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust and Ngā Hapū o Tamatea (via mārae and Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea) – on effective partnership in Tamatea Central Hawke’s Bay that reflects Te Tiriti o Waitangi and associated Acts and responsibilities of Local Government to that effect.

TAMATEA PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE 

Membership 

Three representatives of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council: 

Her Worship the Mayor Alex Walker, Deputy Mayor Kelly Annand, Councillor Jerry Greer 

Three representatives of mana whenua: 

As endorsed by Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust and Mārae via Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea 

Meeting frequency 

The committee shall meet every eight (8) weeks or as required. 

Quorum 

As set by Standing Orders 

Purpose 

The purpose of the Tamatea Partnerships Committee is to provide guidance to Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and mana whenua partners – Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust and Ngā Hapū o Tamatea (via mārae and Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea) – on effective partnership in Tamatea Central Hawke’s Bay that reflects Te Tiriti o Waitangi and associated Acts and responsibilities of Local Government to that effect. 

This committee will be formed as the basis for co-designing the process, principles and outcomes required to work towards mutually-agreed wellbeing outcomes. 

 

 

Responsibilities 

The Tamatea Partnership Committee is responsible for:  

  • Co-design of a process to ensure Māori contribution to decision making (Local Government Act 2002). This may include, but is not limited to, consideration of the role of Kaiārahi Matua, committee appointments, engagement models, and review of Tuhono Mai Tuhono Atu 

  • Co-design of a process to ensure Māori representation in governance at CHBDC. This may include, but is not limited to, consideration of Māori Wards 

  • Co-design of a process to formally reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities between Mana whenua and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. This includes, but is not limited to Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Act, Resource Management Act, Reserves Management Act, and Local Government Act. 

  • Co-design of a process to enable Project Governance of “Better Off Funding” projects 

  • Co-design of a process to identify and advance mutually agreed vision and goals in relation to the wellbeing of the people and place of Tamatea Central Hawke’s Bay 

  • Making a formal recommendation on what enduring partnership structure should replace this one before the end of the 2022-25 Local Government Triennium 

 

Delegations 

The Tamatea Partnership Committee has delegations to:  

  • Review and develop plans, projects and policies that advance the joint vision of Council and Mana whenua, that supports the District’s vision and while complying with purpose of the Local Government Act (2002) 

  • Develop relationship agreements/memorandum of understandings between Council and Manawhenua and to recommend formal agreements (specific statutory processes and decision making) to Council for adoption. 

  • Establish a special committee, working group or community forum if needed. 

Professional Development and Learning 

All members will participate and be committed to ongoing professional development. 

Remuneration 

Mana whenua members will be paid for each meeting they attend and reimbursed for mileage incurred in respect of the meeting, in accordance with a policy to be developed. 

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.

Central Hawkes Bay District Council Governance Statement
Council and Community Representation Appointments 2019 - 2022
District Licensing Committee - Terms of Reference 2019 2022
Triennial Agreement 2019 - 2022
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