Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Horowhenua District Council publishes Governance Statement

11 April 2014

Horowhenua District Council publishes Governance Statement

Horowhenua District Council has adopted and published its revised Local Governance Statement for 2014 – 2017.

The Local Governance Statement is a collection of information about the processes through which Council engages with residents of Horowhenua, as well as how Council makes decisions and how citizens can influence these processes.

The statement also helps to support the purpose of local government by promoting local democracy. It does this by providing the public with information on the ways to influence local democratic processes.

Council's Chief Executive David Clapperton is confident that the reviewed Local Governance Statement clearly sets out the requirements of Horowhenua District Council.

“Every Council reviews their Local Governance Statements within six months of Local Government Elections. It is a good opportunity for us to take stock of our services to ensure we are fully informing the public about what we do and how people can engage with us" Mr Clapperton said.

The Local Governance Statement includes the following broad categories of information:
• functions, responsibilities, and activities of the local authority
• electoral arrangements
• governance structures and processes
• the way elected members make decisions and relate to each other and to the management of the local authority
• key policies of the local authority

The Statement is available from Council Service Centres and also online at: www.horowhenua.govt.nz/governancestatement.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Harmful Digital Communication Bill Passes: Focus Must Be On Education

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better... More>>

ALSO:

3-Year Transport Plan: No Plans On Six Northland-Election Bridges

The Transport Authority’s decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in National’s shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza Blockade: Māori TV Crew Returning Safely From Israel

A Māori Television crew will be flown back from Israel after their boat was detained by the Israeli Navy while attempting to break the Gaza blockade. More>>

ALSO:

Family Violence: Increasing Reporting But Fewer Resolutions

“We are aware the Police have embarked on a significant programme of change in how they respond to family violence. The data suggests that adequate resourcing including investing in staff training, support and culture change will be required for this to be effective.” More>>

ALSO:

Health: NZ Children Still Suffer Rickets From Lack Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. More>>

Also GPs, Housing, Milk: PM Press Conference On The UN Security Council

In a press conference today the Prime Minister discussed the upcoming appointment of New Zealand to chair the UN Security Council. He said they would put pressure Asad in Syria and attempt to “jump start” negotiations between Israel and Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: State Houses Could Sell To Overseas Groups

Bill English’s admission that he would sell hundreds of New Zealand’s state houses to the Australians is the latest lurch in the Government’s stumbling, half-baked housing policy, Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

AND:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news