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Ngā hui tūmatanui, ā-pakihi hoki a te Poari ā-Rohe o Devonport-Takapuna

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board public and business meetings

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board holds regular meetings where the public can attend or speak.

Community forums

Community forums are held bi-monthly and are a good place to express your opinion to your elected representatives.

When and where they are held

The board will hold its first community forum of the year on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

The schedule for the remainder of 2020 will be decided by the board in March 2020.

Community forums start at 5pm and are held at:

Board Room

  Ground Floor

  1 The Strand


Who can speak at a community forum

Anyone can speak to the local board at a community forum, as long as the matter relates to a function of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

The board is responsible for:

  • local council services and facilities (parks, libraries and the leisure centre)
  • listening to your views on issues of regional significance (transport, rates, or planning) and advocating to the governing body on these issues.

How long you can speak for

The board allocates 30 minutes for the public to speak to elected members. Each speaker has only five minutes.

The other option is to speak through a deputation. This is a formal presentation requiring seven days notice and the chairperson's approval.

Deputations are given 15 minutes to speak, including time for the board members to ask questions.

If you would like to speak at community forum, contact the local board office in advance to let us know:

by phone: 09 486 8695

by email


Read agendas and minutes for our community forums.


Monthly business meetings

The monthly board business meetings are where the board makes decisions.

When and where they are held

These meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of every month and are open to the public.

They start at 2pm and are held at:

Board Room

  Ground Floor

  1 The Strand


See meeting dates for 2020.

Speaking at a monthly business meeting

We set time aside for members of the public to speak to the board at the monthly business meetings.

If you wish to speak, it must relate to an agenda item. You can find out what's coming up by reading our upcoming meeting agendas.

If you would like to speak about an item on the agenda, contact the local board office in advance:

by phone: 09 486 8695

by email


Devonport-Takapuna Local Board standing orders

Standing orders are a list of rules for conduct and procedure at local board meetings.

We use them to help meetings run smoothly, and to help people understand how they can participate.


Purpose of workshops

Local board workshops focus on oversight and delivery of projects in their work programme.

This includes topics like events, and renewing assets across the local board area.

Workshops are not open to the public, but we do publish a record of what was discussed and presented at the workshop.

The local board does not make decisions at these workshops.

Please see below documents for the latest workshop material and records.

Monthly workshop clinic

Each month, the local board services team run a workshop clinic for the public.

Anyone can book a 15-minute time slot to talk to local board staff about the workshops held that month.

Clinic days are held on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 9am to 11am, by appointment.

If you would like to make a 15-minute appointment, please contact the local board office:

by phone: 09 486 8695

by email