How the Council works
All the elected members and the Mayor make up the Council. The full Council meet regularly and occasionally for special purposes. Because there is a large volume of business to conduct, the Council form various Committees to deal with specific issues. Currently the main committees of Council are, The Public Services Committee, The Finance Audit and Risk Committee, Regulatory Committee and the Infrastructure Committee.
In addition to the Council, Hanmer Springs also elect a Community Board to deal with local issues. The full Council delegate a range of functions to the Hanmer Springs Community Board. The rest of the district is divided into wards and council delegate some local matters to each ward committee who also advise Council on local matters.
The full Council also employ a Chief Executive to manage and perform the functions that the Council and legislation require. The Chief Executive's role is one of management while the Council's role is one of governance. The Chief executive employs such additional staff as necessary to perform all the Council's functions and the senior managers form the Council's Management Team.
Te āhua mahi a te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau
Political decision-making at the Hurunui District Council is shared between the Governing Body and the local boards.
The mayor is elected by all Hurunui District voters and leads the Governing Body.
The Governing Body focuses on the big picture and on district - wide strategic decisions.
The Governing Body consists of the mayor and 9 councillors, elected by voters from the 3 Hurunui wards.
The Governing Body establishes committees to enable effective decision-making.
The Hanmer Springs Community Board (HSCB) is the only local board in the district and represents the Hanmer Springs community making decisions on local issues, activities, and facilities.
The HSCB has between five and nine members, elected by voters from Hanmer Springs.
The board also elects a chairperson and a deputy chairperson.