Buller District Council

Ned Tauwhare

Ned is the non-elected Maori representative on the Buller District Council.

This appointment includes the provisions:

• The parties agree to work in partnership towards Buller’s sustainable prosperity;
• Rangitira to rangitira meetings to be held at least annually, between the mayor and Maori portfolio councillor, assisted by the chief executives of council and the Runanga;
• The chairperson of the runanga or in his deputy chairperson would be invited to all council meetings;
• Council would consult with the rūnanga on ways of increasing the visual “presence” of Maori and Maoridom in the Buller District, typically through displaying more iwi icons;
• Council members and staff would develop a good workable understanding of Maori culture and take advice on culture and cultural practices as basis for events involving Maori;


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