More than 20 mandated Te Arawa entities have endorsed Te Tatau o Te Arawa’s submission to the Rotorua Lakes Council about the make-up of its elected representatives.
Every six years councils are required by the Local Electoral Act 2001 to review their representation arrangements and to ensure they effectively and fairly represent the community. Te Tatau o Te Arawa lodged its submission before the 08 October 2021 deadline and is due to present its tono (submission) at the Rotorua Lakes Council’s Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee Hearing on Tuesday. (The 10-minute presentation is due to take place at 12pm on 19 October, 2021.)
Te Tatau o Te Arawa’s Land Trusts and Incorporations representative, Geoff Rolleston, acknowledges the many people and rōpū who’ve contributed to the board’s submission.
“Thank you to everyone including more than 20 mandated Te Arawa entities that have endorsed Te Tatau o Te Arawa’s 2022 Representation Review submission to the Rotorua Lakes Council. This tono (submission) aligns with our aspirations for Te Arawatanga Rangatiratanga | Leadership and Influence. As part of the Te Arawa 2050 Vision, our whāinga tawhiti (long-term goal) is for our future to have the best leaders making and effectively implementing the best decisions for our people," he says.
You can read the board’s finalised submission which includes the names of the mandated Te Arawa entities which have endorsed it via https://bit.ly/3lEC1aJ.