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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 Rugby Clubrooms, 2495 Galatea Road, Waiohau

Important Notice: VENUE CHANGE
A change in venue has been required for this meeting.
The meeting proper will now be held at Waiohau Rugby Clubrooms (not Waiohau Marae as advertised), which is next door to the marae. The Pōhiri/Welcome will still take place at 9.30am at the Marae followed by morning tea with the meeting to commence at approx 10.30am.

Agenda  17.5MB, pdf

Supporting Document - Rangitaiki Catchment Programme Six Month Report 2017-2018  881KB, pdf

Suppporting Document - Rangitaiki Forum Workshop Results 10 November 2017  413KB, pdf

Friday 8 June                10.00am Venue to be Advised     
Friday 14 September 10.00am Venue to be Advised     
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

Supporting Document - Draft Whakatane District Recovery Plan 1.3MB, pdf

Presentation - Recovery Project Update 1.06MB, 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 104KB, pfd



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 - E Rewi (Te Runanga o Ngati Whare)

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, D Jones (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