Advisory Group Membership

Membership of the Rivers Scheme Advisory Groups is representative of the different interests and locations within the scheme areas. The groups are designed to share knowledge and views on scheme management matters on behalf of local scheme ratepayers. The groups’ advice on community values, objectives and possible solutions will help us make the best decisions for our river scheme projects, capital works, maintenance programmes and flood repairs.

More information on membership and the role of the advisory group can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Member Name Area Representing
Robbie Petersen Urban (v)
Barry Hennessy Urban (v)
Kim Douglas Ngāti Ira (v)
Dave Wilson Waioeka catchment (v)
Tania Te Whenua Waioeka catchment (v)
Jessica Wiseman Otara catchment (v)
Dean Petersen Otara catchment (v)
Steve Nelson Opotiki District Council elected representative (nv)
David Moore Opotiki District Council elected representative (nv)
Stace Lewer Opotiki District Council staff technical representative (nv)
  v = voting representative nv = non-voting representative

Meetings

Advisory group meetings are held twice a year, usually in March and September, and are chaired by elected Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors. The Waioeka-Otara Rivers Scheme meetings are chaired by Councillor Bill Clark. 

Date/ Time Location Agenda Meeting notes
Wednesday 22 September 2021, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Venue changed to Ōpōtiki Golf Club, 14 Fromow Road, Ōpōtiki.

Note: All meeting attendees must wear a mask and 2m social distance.
Agenda  
Wednesday 24 March 2021
10.30am – 1.30pm
Ōpōtiki Golf Club, 14 Fromow Road, Ōpōtiki Agenda Meeting notes
Wednesday 23 September 2020 
10.30 - 1.30pm
Ōpōtiki District Council Chambers, 108 John Street, Ōpōtiki Agenda Meeting notes
Wednesday 25 March 2020 
 10:30am – 1pm
CANCELLED Agenda  
Wednesday 25 September 2019
10.30am – 1pm
Ōpōtiki District Council Chambers, 108 John Street, Ōpōtiki Agenda Meeting notes
Wednesday 3 April 2019
10am - 1pm
Ōpōtiki District Council Chambers, 108 John Street, Ōpōtiki Agenda Meeting notes
26 September 2018   Agenda Meeting notes
22 February 2018   Agenda Meeting notes
17 November 2017   Agenda Meeting notes

Note: Meeting date or venue may change.