Governance

1.2 Māori and mana whenua partnerships

Whai wāhitanga Māori (tae noa ki te mana whenua)

We have an obligation to ensure the views of mana whenua are heard

What we do:

Māori and mana whenua partnerships

Our Māori and mana whenua partnership activities contribute to us beingTop

People-centred –This activity promotes inclusiveness, celebrates social and cultural diversity, and enables us to respond to the needs and aspirations of Māori and mana whenua.

Key projectsTop

During the year:

– Kapa Haka and Kōrero at the City Gallery, featuring Ngā Taiohi o te Rāwhiti – Wellington East Girls' and Rongotai College's kapa haka group.
– Ngā Tautohetohe (debates) at the City Gallery featuring artists, community and college students.
– Rangitatau ki Kirikiri Tatangi heritage walk with guides Councillor Ahipene-Mercer and Holden Hohaia.
– ​Te Awe Māori Business Network annual cook-off at Te Raukura, te wharewaka o Pōneke.

What it costTop

Operating Expenditure ($000) Actual
2013
Budget
2013
Variance
2013
Actual
2012
1.2.1 Māori and Mana Whenua Partnerships        
Expenditure 222 237 15 227
Revenue (5) 5 (5)
Net Expenditure 217 237 20 222
Capital Expenditure ($000) Actual
2013
Budget
2013
Variance
2013
Actual
2012
1.2.1 Māori and Mana Whenua Partnerships        
Expenditure

How we performedTop

We aim to have positive relationships with mana whenua, and high levels of engagement with all Māori in the city. We assess our mana whenua partnerships by carrying out an annual evaluation in which we ask mana whenua organisations about their perceptions of their relationships with the Council, and whether we are meeting our agreed obligations.

To measure the health of our relationship with mana whenua

Mana whenua partner evaluation – satisfaction with Council relationship

Our mana whenua partners perceive their overall relationship with the Council positively. Clear and regular communication and inclusion in meetings and development of policy supports the relationships.

Areas identified for improvement included ensuring appropriate training on the Treaty relationships for politicians and officials, especially when there are new elected members and changes in key staff.

In terms of the Council’s obligations under the Memoranda of Understanding, both mana whenua partners believe it is timely to review the obligations and expectations.

Wellington was perceived to be a great place to do business with a strong tertiary education influence and ease of access to a number of key businesses and professional institutions.

Source: Mana Whenua Partners’ Relationship Evaluation 2013

We continue to engage our iwi partners regularly on matters of partnership, participation and protection as agreed in our Memoranda of Understanding with Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Incorporated.

To measure the engagement of the City's Māori residents

Māori residents (%) who are satisfied or neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied) with regard to their involvement with decision-making

Result: 60% of Māori surveyed were satisfied or neutral with regard to their involvement with decision-making (target: 85%. 2011: 78%).

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2013.

Note: We increased the number of Māori sampled for selected questions in the survey. This improves our confidence in the results.

Mayor and Councillors

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.
Celia Wade-Brown (Mayor)
City-wide
Phone: (04) 938 6691
mayor@wcc.govt.nz

Council appointments
Portfolio Leader: ​Climate Change, Information and Communications Technology, Finance, Emergency Management
The Mayor is an ex officio member of all committees and subcommittees
Ray Ahipene-Mercer.
Ray Ahipene-Mercer
Eastern ward
Phone: (04) 388 2366
ray.ahipene-mercer@wcc.govt.nz
​Meeting Attendance: 94%

Council appointments
Portfolio Leader: Arts and Culture
​Trustee: Wellington Museums Trust
Ngaire Best.
Ngaire Best
Northern ward
Phone: (04) 232 9000
ngaire.best@wcc.govt.nz
​Meeting Attendance: 98%

Council appointments
Portfolio Leader: Three Waters and Waste
Director: Positively Wellington Venues
Tawa Community Board (Appointed Member)
Stephanie Cook.
Stephanie Cook
Lambton ward
Phone: (04) 970 5351
stephanie.cook@wcc.govt.nz
​Meeting Attendance: 91%

Council appointments
Portfolio Leader: Social
​Grants Subcommittee (Chair)
Jo Coughlan.
Jo Coughlan
Onslow-Western ward
Phone: (04) 802 5010
jo.coughlan@wcc.govt.nz
​Meeting Attendance: 83%

Council appointments
Portfolio Leader: Economy
​Trustee: Positively Wellington Tourism
Paul Eagle.
Paul Eagle
Southern Ward
Phone: (04) 934 7007
paul.eagle@wcc.govt.nz
​Meeting Attendance: 96%

Council appointments
Portfolio Leader: Community Engagements
​Director: Positively Wellington Venues
Andy Foster.
Andy Foster
Onslow-Western ward
Phone: (04) 476 9220
andy.foster@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting Attendance: 85%

Council appointments
Strategy and Policy Committee (Chair)
Portfolio Leader: Transport (Public Transport and Roading)
​Director: Capacity
Leonie Gill.
Leonie Gill
Eastern ward
Phone: (04) 387 9363
leonie.gill@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting Attendance: 92%

Council appointments
​Regulatory and Processes Committee (Chair)
Justin Lester.
Justin Lester
Northern Ward
Phone: (04) 478 8264
justin.lester@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting Attendance: 97%

Council appointments
Portfolio Leader: Community Facilities
Director: Wellington Waterfront Ltd
​Tawa Community Board (Appointed Member)
Simon Marsh.
Simon Marsh
Eastern ward
Phone: 021 922 196
simon.marsh@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting Attendance: 96%

Council appointments
​Trustee: Wellington Zoo Trust
Ian McKinnon.
Ian McKinnon
(Deputy Mayor)
Lambton ward
Phone: (04) 472 6832
ian.mckinnon@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting attendance: 100%

Council appointments
Performance Review Committee (Chair)
Audit and Risk Management Subcommittee (Chair)
Portfolio Leader: Governance
​Director: Wellington International Airport Ltd
John Morrison.
John Morrison
Onslow-Western ward
Phone: (04) 938 9350
john.morrison@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting Attendance: 93%

Council appointments
Portfolio Leader: Sports and Events
Trustee: Wellington Regional Stadium Trust
​Trustee: Basin Reserve Trust
Iona Pannett.
Iona Pannett
Lambton ward
Phone: (04) 384 3382
iona.pannett@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting Attendance: 99%

Council appointments
Development Contributions Subcommittee (Chair)
​Portfolio Leader: Built Environment
Bryan Pepperell.
Bryan Pepperell
Southern ward
Phone: (04) 934 3660
bryan.pepperell@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting Attendance: 96%

Council appointments
​Portfolio Leader: Walking, Cycling, Motorcycling and Safety
Helene Ritchie.
Helene Ritchie
Northern ward
Phone: (04) 473 1335
helene.ritchie@wcc.govt.nz
Meeting Attendance: 98%

Council appointments
​Portfolio Leader: Natural Environment

Notes to the table:

Tawa community boardTop

Malcolm Sparrow (Chair)
Meeting attendance: 100%
Phone: (04) 232 5030
Mobile: 027 232 2320
Email: malcolm@tawalink.com
Graeme Hansen (Deputy Chair)
Meeting attendance: 83%
Phone: (04) 232 9784
Mobile: 027 679 0968
Email: graemeh-tcbd@xnet.co.nz
Justin Lester
Meeting attendance: 83%
Phone: (04) 478 8264
Mobile: 021 247 8312
Email: justin.lester@wcc.govt.nz
Ngaire Best
Meeting attendance: 90%
Phone: (04) 232 9000
Mobile: 027 449 6925
Email: ngaire.best@wcc.govt.nz
Margaret Lucas
Meeting attendance: 83%
Phone: (04) 232 7284
Email: mm.lucas@xtra.co.nz
Chris Reading
Meeting attendance: 75%
Phone: (04) 232 8130
Mobile: 027 333 6800
Email: chris.reading@xtra.co.nz
Alistair Sutton
Meeting attendance: 92%
Phone: (04) 232 2873
Mobile: 027 478 8269
Email: thesuts@xtra.co.nz
Robert Tredger
Meeting attendance: 83%
Phone: (04) 232 5982
Mobile: 021 181 4499
Email: tredger@slingshot.co.nz

Makara/ohariu community boardTop

Christine Grace (Chair)
Meeting attendance: 100%
Phone: (04) 476 8176
Mobile: 027 462 0108
Email: gracecp@xtra.co.nz
Gavin Bruce (Deputy Chair)
Meeting attendance: 80%
Phone: (04) 478 3231
Mobile: 021 906 252
Email: bruceohariu@hotmail.com
Judy Liddell
Meeting attendance: 80%
Phone: (04) 477 2322
Mobile: 027 450 2009
Email: judyliddell@hotmail.com
Wayne Rudd
Meeting attendance: 90%
Phone: (04) 476 2283
Mobile: 027 228 8877
Email: wayne.rudd@paradise.net.nz
Margie Scotts
Meeting attendance: 60%
Phone: (04) 476 6601
Mobile: 027 462 0601
Email: mscotts@xtra.co.nz
Hamish Todd
Meeting attendance: 70%
Phone: (04) 477 4673
Email: aandhtodd@xtra.co.nz