Local Governance Statement
Your council handbook 2017 | Tō kaunihera – he puka whakamārama 2017 is your guide to Waikato Regional Council, incorporating the Local Governance Statement.
A local governance statement outlines the ways in which a local authority engages with its community, makes decisions, and how people can become involved with their regional council.
We hope this resource is useful and contains all the information you, the community, needs regarding the council and how you can become involved.
The Waikato Regional Triennial Agreement outlines how local government in the Waikato region will consult in order to work collaboratively, maximise efficiency and promote wellbeing in our communities. The agreement was signed by all parties before the required date of 31 March 2017.
Code of conduct
The code of conduct describes the roles, the relationship and the agreed standards of behaviour elected members have with each other, the chief executive, council staff, the community and the media. The code’s appendix sets out how legislation requirements affect elected members’ duties and conduct.
Find out more
- Want to know more about the councils current programme of work? It can be found in the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.
- Quick links about:
- Waikato Regional Council and the work we do
- council's management structure
- your local representatives and how to contact them
- council's key policies and plans
- the consultative process
- council committees and this month's meetings, you can also check out council and committee agendas and minutes for previous meetings
- find our more about iwi Māori relationships
- find out more about requesting official information
- Elections New Zealand has more information about local body elections, including frequently asked questions and guidelines on how to enrol and how to vote.