Your Council

Council is made up of two key bodies:

  1. Elected members:
    • the Council led by the Mayor, which 'governs' our district, setting direction and policies
    • two community boards, and two community committees - which advocate for their local community interests
  2. Corporate organisation (employees) led by the Chief Executive, responsible for day-to-day running of the district's facilities.

Roles and Responsibilities

Elected Members

As a democratically elected body, it is the job of elected members to govern and manage the interests of our district on behalf of everyone who lives here. It is also their responsibility to look after the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities, now and in the future.

Corporate Organisation

From maintaining local parks and reserves, running our libraries, organising community events, and managing our rubbish collections, Council staff are responsible for running a varied range of services and facilities on behalf of the district's residents.

In any community, there are always things to do and improve. Please contact us at any time with your ideas, complaints, or feedback.

Complaints Policy
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Further Notice of Election and Declaration of Elected Candidates
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Local Governance Statement
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Tararua District Council Pecuniary Interests Register 2023
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