Maori Participation Working Party



Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Maori Participation Working Party held via Audio-Visual  link, on Wednesday 16 March 2022, commencing at 4:00 pm.





Mayor Aaron Hawkins


Deputy Chairperson

Edward Ellison



Cr David Benson-Pope

Matapura Ellison


Cr Marie Laufiso

Cr Mike Lord


Cr Chris Staynes

Cr Jim O'Malley


Vicky Totoro

Paulette Tamati-Elliffe


Emma Wyeth

Sandy Graham



Jeanette Wikaira



Cr Sophie Barker, Cr Rachel Elder, Cr Carmen Houlahan, Cr Jules Radich, Cr Steve Walker


Governance Support Officer                  Clare Sullivan, Governance Manager




1          opening

The meeting opened with a karakia by Edward Ellison 


2          Apologies

An apology for late arrival was noted from Tania Williams.


3          Confirmation of agenda



The Mayor noted that Council had received correspondence from mana whenua and acknowledged Edward Ellison and Matapura Ellison.  As a matter of priority, the meeting considered only the correspondence. Agenda items were deferred.


Edward Ellison and Matapura Ellison advised members of the working party and Councillors in attendance that following recent developments Rūnaka members would not be attending future meetings of the Maori Participation Working Party.


Discussion was held.



Edward Ellison closed the meeting with a karakia.


The meeting concluded at 4:55 pm.