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

Waiheke Local Board public and business meetings

Monthly business meetings

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

When and where they are held

We hold community forums on the fourth Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

They start at 1pm and are held at:

Waiheke Local Board boardroom, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke

See meeting dates for 2023.

Speaking at a monthly business meeting

Local board meetings are held monthly and are a good opportunity for members of the public to raise issues with their local board. You can speak informally in a public forum, or formally through a deputation.

If you would like to speak at a monthly business meeting, contact the local board office in advance at

The Waiheke Local Board holds regular meetings where the public can attend or speak.

Community forums

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

When and where they are held

Waiheke Local Board boardroom, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend, Waiheke

 You can attend in person or online. Email to request a link to attend online.

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 Waiheke Local Board. The forum also provides an opportunity to provide feedback on workshop agenda items (see below).

The board is responsible for:

  • local council services and facilities (parks, library and community facilities)
  • listening to your views on issues of regional significance (transport, rates, or planning) and advocating to the governing body on these issues.
A speaker may not speak about a matter that: 
  • has already been considered and decided 
  • has a separate public hearings or consultation process attached to it 
  • is subject to a quasi-judicial process 
  • is outside of the scope or functions of that local board or committee.

How long you can speak for

The board allocates one hour for the public to speak to elected members during this forum. Each speaker has 15 minutes including time for questions from the board members.

A separate open question and answer session will be held after the forum.

Email in advance to let us know if you want to speak at a community forum.

Previous agendas and material are available on request by emailing​.


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.

The latest workshop material and records can be found below.

  • Wednesday 5 July 2023  No workshop due to Recess.
  • Wednesday 12 July 2023  No workshop due to Recess.

​Previous year's workshop material is available on request by emailing

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