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 >.

Our Libraries and Information Centres are open. For more information click here.


The formal consultation process on the Framing our Future Consultation Document occurred across April and May 2021.

Council set out five key choices in its ‘Framing our Future’ Consultation Document:

  • Wifi zones in townships
  • Restoration of the Taihape Grandstand
  • Funding Economic Development
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Joining the Local Government Funding Agency

Additionally, we asked for feedback on a proposed change to our rating system.

We received a total of 254 submissions and 25 submitters presented to Council during the Oral Hearings. A further three submitters spoke at a following Council meeting.

Officers prepared a report compiling an analysis of all the feedback and information we received from written and oral submissions broken down into key choices, the change to our rating system and then all of the activity areas of Council that submissions aligned to.

This report was considered by Elected Members at the 9 June 2021 Council meeting, and has been updated based on Council’s decisions.

The LTP submissions [PDFs]

Decisions on Submissions to Framing or Future. [PDF]