The Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is a joint committee that is required under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002. It is governed by the Group's constitution which specifies its functions and powers, and reports directly to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.


Committee membership

Organisation Representative(s) Alternate
Tauranga City Council Mayor Tenby Powell Deputy Mayor Larry Baldock
Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Councillor David Love (Deputy Chair)

Chairman Doug Leeder
Ōpōtiki District Council Mayor John Forbes  Councillor Shona Browne
Kawerau District Council Mayor Malcolm Campbell Deputy Mayor Faylene Tunui
Rotorua Lakes Council Mayor Steve Chadwick  Deputy Mayor David Donaldson
Whakatāne District Council Mayor Tony Bonne  Deputy Mayor Judy Turner
Western Bay of Plenty District Council Mayor Garry Webber  Deputy Mayor Mike Williams


Meetings, agendas, and minutes

Only the most recent agendas and minutes are available on our website. Please contact us if you would like copies of older documents.

Note: all minutes are draft until confirmed at a subsequent meeting of this group.

Date/Te ra
Time/ Taima

Location/Wahi Agenda Minutes
Friday 22 March
Tauranga City Council, Council Chambers, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga Agenda Minutes
Friday 21 June
Rotorua Lakes Council, Council Chambers, 1061 Haupapa Street, Rotorua Agenda


Friday 27 September

Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mauao Rooms, 87 First Avenue, Tauranga



Monday 16 December

Whakatane District Council, Council Chambers, 14 Commerce St, Whakatāne