Covid Response Update

All of New Zealand is at “Orange” traffic light setting.

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Read more information about life at Orange >.

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Engagement Dates

Consultation Period 12 April - 10 May 2021

Long Term Plan Public Meetings - The purpose of these meetings is to engage with our community and give them early indication of what’s coming up in our draft Long Term Plan and Consultation Document. These presentations will outline the key choices considered by Council and other relevant matters contained in the Consultation Document, which will be available from 12 April when formal public consultation opens. If there is sufficient interest to hold further public meetings after the Consultation Document has been released, these can be scheduled.

Marton – Rangitikei College16 March6pm

Bulls – Te Matapihi Town Hall

17 March6pm
Mangaweka – Town Hall19 March6pm
Scotts Ferry – 1946 Parewanui Road, Bulls (Gibbs residence)21 March2.30pm
Pukeokahu – Pukeokahu School22 March7pm
Koitiata - Hall23 March7pm

Hunterville – Town Hall

24 March6pm
Taihape – Town Hall29 March6pm

Mataroa – Community Hall

31 March6pm
Moawhango – Hall13 April6pm

Papanui – School Hall

12 April6pm

Turakina – School Hall/Library

1 April6pm

Tutaenui – Hall

8 April6pm

Pre-Consultation Meetings scheduled:

Business GroupDateTime
Federated Farmers

Venue: Council Chambers

10 FebruaryCANCELLED
Business Groups

Venue: Te Matapihi Town Hall

9 March6pm
Forestry Groups

Venue: Council Chambers

24 February6pm
Pasifika Groups
Venue: Council Chambers
2 March6pm

Marae Consultation Meetings:

Moawhango Marae28 March4pm-6pm
Whangaehu Marae11 April11am-1.30pm
Winiata Marae11 April4pm-6pm
Parewahawaha Marae18 April


Raatana28 April6.30pm-8.30pm

Online/Live Video Meetings scheduled:


Free wifi in towns

18 March7-8pm
Rates differentials30 March7-8pm
Taihape Grandstand7 April7-8pm
Economic development; event sponsorship and LGFA membership14 April7-8pm