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About our CommitteesNgā kōrero o ngā Komiti.

Council has a committee structure in place which supports its legislative responsibilities – find out more about the committees for 2019-2022 below.

Committees of Council

Council has a number of Committees which help support meeting its purpose and responsibilities under the Local Government Act 2002:

  • to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, communities; and
  • to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities in the present and for the future.

Council must also take account of the Treaty of Waitangi, and facilitate participation by Māori in decision-making processes. We must identify and appropriately manage multiple forms of risk, and undertake significant planning processes under both the Local Government Act 2002 and Resource Management Act 1991.

It must have in place a variety of large and overarching plans, including the District Plan, Long Term Plan and Annual Plans, and must report against what is has achieved from the plans each year.

A District Licensing Committee is also required under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012.

More information on the various arrangements in place for Napier in the 2019 – 2022 term is below:

Council

Council 
Chairperson Her Worship Mayor Kirsten Wise
Deputy Chairperson Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan
Membership All elected members
Quorum 7
Meeting frequency At least 6 weekly and as required
Officer Responsible Chief Executive

Standing Committees

Napier People and Places Committee 
Reports To Council
Chairperson Councillor Maxine Boag
Deputy Chairperson Councillor Tania Wright
Membership All elected members
Quorum 7
Meeting frequency At least 6 weekly and as required
Officer Responsible Director Community Services
Prosperous Napier Committee 
Reports To Council
Chairperson Councillor Graeme Taylor
Deputy Chairperson Councillor Sally Crown
Membership All elected members
Quorum 7
Meeting frequency At least 6 weekly and as required
Officer Responsible Director Corporate Services
Sustainable Napier Committee 
Reports To Council
Chairperson Councillor Keith Price
Deputy Chairperson Councillor Nigel Simpson
Membership All elected members
Quorum 7
Meeting frequency At least 6 weekly and as required
Officer Responsible Director Infrastructure Services
Future Napier Committee 
Reports To Council
Chairperson Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan
Deputy Chairperson Councillor Api Tapine
Membership All elected members
Quorum 7
Meeting frequency At least 6 weekly and as required
Officer Responsible Director City Strategy

Specialist Committes

MĀORI COMMITTEE 
Chairperson To be discussed with represented organisations
Deputy Chairperson To be discussed with represented organisations
Membership Mayor of Napier
Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū representative
Mana Ahuriri Trust representative
Maungaharuru Tangitū Trust representative
Maraenui and Districts Māori Committee representative
Ngāti Pārau Hāpu Trust representative
Note: Council’s Hākoro and Hākui may attend meetings but are not voting members
Quorum 3
Meeting frequency To be agreed with the representative organisations
Officer responsible Director Community Services, Pou Ārahi
HEARINGS 
Chairperson Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan
Note: An Independent Commissioner may be appointed by the Committee to Chair Hearings in relation to the District Plan.
Deputy Chairperson Councillor Graeme Taylor
Membership Her Worship the Mayor Kirsten Wise
Councillor Tania Wright
Councillor Apiata Tapine
Quorum 3
Meeting frequency As required
Officer responsible Director City Strategy and Director Infrastructure Services
AUDIT AND RISK 
Chairperson External independent appointee
(at time of 2019 adoption John Palairet)
Deputy Chairperson N/A
Membership Her Worship the Mayor Kirsten Wise
Deputy Chair of Sustainable Napier Committee:
Councillor Nigel Simpson
Chair of Prosperous Napier Committee:
Councillor Graeme Taylor
External independent appointee – Local Govt expert:
At time of adoption John Palairet
External independent appointee – Finance expert:
At time of adoption David Pearson

Note: The Chief Executive and External Auditor are required to attend all meetings but are not members and have no voting rights.
Quorum 3
One of which is an external appointee
Meeting frequency At least quarterly and further as required
Officer Responsible Director Corporate Services
CHIEF EXECUTIVE CONTRACT COMMITTEE 
Chairperson Her Worship the Mayor Kirsten Wise
Deputy Chairperson Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan
Membership Councillor Graeme Taylor
Councillor Tania Wright
Councillor Apiata Tapine
Councillor Nigel Simpson

This Committee has the power to co-opt members from the Council as the Chair determines necessary.
Quorum 3
Meeting frequency As required
Officer responsible Team Leader Governance
DISTRICT LICENSING COMMITTEE 
Chairperson External Commissioner appointed by recruitment
At time of adoption Dave Fellows
Deputy Chairperson To be appointed late 2019
Membership List members 2019-2022:
To be appointed by recruitment late 2019

List members as at time of adoption:
John Cocking
Ross Pinkham
Councillor Keith Price
Councillor Graeme Taylor
Quorum 3
Meeting frequency As required
Officer responsible Director City Strategy

Sub-Committees and Advisory Panels

GRANTS SUB-COMMITTEE 
Reports To Napier People and Places Committee
Chairperson Councillor Maxine Boag
Deputy Chairperson N/A
Membership 2 Napier City Council representatives:
Councillor Apiata Tapine
Councillor Ronda Crystal
External Membership
4 Community Representatives
Quorum 3
Half the members (including vacancies)
Meeting frequency Meeting frequency set annually
Officer Responsible Director Community Services
ARTS ADVISORY PANEL 
Reports To Napier People and Places Committee
Chairperson Councillor Tania Wright
Deputy Chairperson N/A
Membership External Membership
1 representative from:
Art Deco Trust
Napier Arts Community Practitioner
Creative Arts Napier Inc.
MTG
Māori/Iwi
Note: Secondment of Design Group Representative as required: a member of an existing Design Group should be seconded onto the Panel when the Panel has to consider one off art work in public places or part of the urban development relating to the Design Group’s area of interest.
Quorum 3
Meeting frequency As required
Officer Responsible Director Community Services

Joint Committes

CommitteeAppointeesNotes
Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan
Councillor Hayley Browne
Councillor Keith Price
Councillor Nigel Simpson (alternate)
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is the administrating body.
Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Joint Committee Mayor Kirsten Wise
Councillor Nigel Simpson (alternate)
Required by statute under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002.
Hawke’s Bay Crematorium Committee Required: Elected member x 2
Councillor Keith Price
Councillor Greg Mawson
Hastings District Council is the administrating body.
Hawke’s Bay Drinking Water Joint Committee Councillor Nigel Simpson
Councillor Ronda Chrystal
Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan (alternate)
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is the administrating body. (established August 2017)
Hawke’s Bay Regional Transport Committee Councillor Keith Price
Mayor Kirsten Wise (alternate)
Established in accordance with Section 105 of the Land Management Transport Act 2003 as soon as practicable after a triennial election. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is the administrating body.
Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy Implementation Working Party (HPUDS) Councillor Sally Crown
Councillor Ronda Chrystal
 
Joint Alcohol Strategy Advisory Group Councillor Sally Crown
Councillor Greg Mawson
 
Joint Waste Futures Project Steering Committee Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan
Councillor Api Tapine
Councillor Richard McGrath
Hastings District Council is the administrating body.
Omarunui Joint Refuse Landfill Committee Councillor Richard McGrath
Councillor Api Tapine
Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan (alternate)
Hastings District Council is the administrating body.
Regional Cycling Governance Group Councillor Graeme Taylor
Councillor Greg Mawson (alternate)
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is the administrating body.
Te Komiti Muriwai o Te Whanga Councillor Apiata Tapine Napier City Council is the administrating body. This is a co-governance entity established through the passing of the Ahuriri Hapū Claims Settlement Bill.

Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs)

Napier City Council is involved in the following council-controlled organisations:

Council Controlled OrganisationAppointee(s)Notes
Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Councillor Tania Wright The objectives of the Trust are to:
  • Hold and protect the regional collection for the people of Hawke's Bay and to provide storage and protection for the collection, Advance and promote the Arts in New Zealand and particularly in Hawke's Bay,
  • Promote a sense of history and an awareness of the importance of the nation's heritage in New Zealand and particularly in Hawke's Bay,
  • Provide an exhibition policy and to oversee the maintenance, risk management and quality of the regional collection through a contract for services with the Napier City Council,
  • Regulate and approve the disposal of collection items, and
  • Administer the bequests held by the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust.
The Trust is a Council-Controlled Organisation as three of the five-member board are Council nominees (1 from Napier City Council, and 1 from Hastings District Council, and both local authorities appoint the Chair). Napier City Council is the administrating body. Trust reporting is made to the Prosperous Napier Committee.
Omarunui Landfill Please refer above for the Omarunui Landfill Joint Committee appointees Hastings District Council is the administrating body
Hawke’s Bay Airport Ltd No appointees required This is a company incorporated under the Companies Act and is owned by the Crown, Hastings District Council and Napier City Council. Napier City Council has a 26% shareholding. Board reporting is made to the Prosperous Napier Committee.

Note: The Hawke’s Bay Local Authority Shared Services (HBLASS) is a Limited Liability Company registered under the Companies Act. Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, Hastings District Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Napier City Council and Wairoa District Council jointly own the Company. HBLASS is currently inactive and has therefore not been included in the table above.

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