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Rangitaiki River Forum

  • The purpose of the Forum (as set out in Ngāti Manawa Claims Settlement Act 2012 and the Ngāti Whare Claims Settlement Act 2012) is the protection and enhancement of the environmental, cultural, and spiritual health and wellbeing of the Rangitāiki River and its resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Find out more about the Rangitaiki River Forum.

Key committee information

Meetings, agendas and minutes


Date/Te ra           Time/Taima Location/Wahi Agenda                                                                     Minutes                                                             
Friday 16 March            10.00am

Waiohau Marae, 2495 Galatea Road, Waiohau

Agenda  17.5MB, pdf

Minutes 138 KB, pdf
Friday 8 June                10.00am Council Chambers, Whakatane District Council, Civic Centre, 14 Commerce Street, Whakatane

Agenda  12.0MB, pdf


Minutes 161KB, pdf
Friday 14 September 10.00am Council Chambers, Whakatane District Council, Civic Centre, 14 Commerce Street, Whakatane

Agenda  2.51MB, pdf

Friday 7 December 10.00am Venue to be Advised     

 Note: meeting date or venues may change - please check this page regularly.



Date/Te ra Agenda Minutes                                      

Tuesday 21 March

Agenda 10.1MB, pdf



Minutes 214KB, pdf

CNI Iwi Land Management Ltd 1.09MB, pdf

Eastern Bay - Beyond Today & Strategic Issues 682KB, pdf

Freshwater Futures Update 667KB, pdf

Freshwater Improvement Update 4.13MB, pdf


Thursday 15 June

Agenda 4.4MB, pdf



Minutes 266KB, pdf

Friday 29 September

Agenda 10MB, pdf

Tabled Documents:

  1. Report and Recommendations of the Hearing Committee (1.53MB, pdf)
  2. Appendix A Proposed Change 3 hearings version 7.3b (track changes) (481KB, pdf)


Minutes 92KB, pdf 

Friday 10 November

Agenda 3.96MB, pdf

Tabled Documents:

  1. Rangitaiki River Scheme Review - April 2017 Flood Event Final Report - 18 September 2017
  2. Trustpower Limited HEPS Upstream and downstream fish passage options report (Ryder Consulting, September 2017), 6.86 MB, pdf



Minutes 201KB, pdf



Date Agenda                                                                                  Minutes                                    
22 November Agenda 4.3KB, pdf Minutes 237KB, pdf

Previous triennium agendas and minutes

For previous triennium agendas and minutes please contact the Governance Team on the details below.


Committee Membership

Chair - M Vercoe (Te Runanga o Ngati Manawa)

Deputy Chair -

BOPRC - Crs B Clark, T Marr, K Winters, D Love, M McDonald (Alternate)

Ngati Tuwharetoa (BOP) Settlement Trust - G Te Rire, E August (Alternate)

Te Runanga o Ngati Awa - M Araroa, T O'Brien (Alternate)

Hineuru - I Kahukiwa Smith, J Wall (Alternate)

Te Runanga o Ngati Whare - W Rangiwai (Alternate)

Tuhoe - N Rangiaho

Whakatane District Council - Cr G Johnston, Mayor A Bonne (Alternate)

Taupo District Council - Crs T Kingi, R Harvey (Alternate)


Standing orders

Rangitaiki River Forum Model Standing Orders (99 KB, pdf)


Terms of Reference

Rangitaiki River Forum Terms of Reference (1.64MB, pdf) - Adopted by Council 15 November 2016