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
Boots McNaught Whakatane urban (v)
Geoff Mercer Whakatane urban (v)
Scottie McLeod Rangitaiki Plains (v)
Brian Power Rangitaiki Plains (v)
Fraser McGougan Middle catchment - Whakatane River upstream of Peketahi Bridge (v)
Bernie Clark Middle catchment - Tauranga River (v)
Andrew Iles Whakatane District Council elected representative (nv)
Jim Finlay Whakatane District Council staff technical representative (nv)
  v = voting representative nv = non-voting representative

Note: Meeting date or venue may change.

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 Whakatane-Tauranga Rivers Scheme meetings are chaired by Councillor Bill Clark. 

Date/ Time Location Agenda Meeting notes
Wednesday 15 September 2021
10am – 1pm

Mātaatua Room, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 5 Quay Street, Whakatane

Note: meeting attendees must wear a mask and 2m social distance

Agenda   
Wednesday 17 March 2021
10.00am – 2.00pm
Mataatua Room, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 5 Quay Street, Whakatane Agenda Meeting notes
Wednesday 16 September 2020 
10am - 2pm
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mataatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne Agenda Meeting notes
Wednesday 18 March 2020 
10am – 1pm
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mataatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne Agenda Meeting notes
Wednesday 18 Sept 2019
10am – 1pm
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mataatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatane Agenda Meeting notes
Tuesday 16 April 2019
10am - 1pm
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mataatua Room, 5 Quay Street, Whakatane Agenda Meeting notes
19 September 2018   Agenda Meeting notes
16 February 2018   Agenda Meeting notes
14 November 2017   Agenda Meeting notes

Note: Meeting date or venue may change.