The proposed plan change was developed using an innovative collaborative process working alongside our iwi partners, key stakeholders and communities.
A Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) was established in 2014 with industry, community and sectors putting forward their own delegates to sit on the group. The CSG process means those who are most affected by the changes have been at the table developing the policy and providing input and feedback from their communities and sectors.
The CSG composition and membership were approved by the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora committee on 16 December 2013. Read the media release.
An interim chair, Bill Wasley, was appointed in February 2014. Read the media release.
Dr Rick Pridmore
|Horticulture||Chris Keenan||Garth Wilcox|
|Rural advocacy||James Houghton||Sally Millar|
|Energy||Stephen Colson||Tim Mckenzie|
|Industry||Dr Ruth Bartlett||Elizabeth Aveyard
|Sheep and beef||James Bailey||Graeme Gleeson|
Dr David Campbell
|Local government||Sally Davis||Tim Harty|
|Tourism and recreation||Alastair Calder||Don Scarlet|
|Forestry||Patricia Fordyce||Sally Strang/
|Māori interests||Alamoti Te Pou
|Water supply takes||Garry Maskill||Mark Bourne|
|Rural professionals||Phil Journeaux||-|
|People living in the Waikato or Waipa river catchments||Jason Sebestian||No delegates|
|Dr Gwyneth Verkerk|
Sectors nominated their own representatives. For the remaining seats, a selection panel, consisting of eight members of Te Rōpū Hautū (project steering group), conducted a thorough and robust process to select representatives for their three seats, a new rural professionals seat and eight community seats.
The CSG selection process looked for:
These criteria were derived from: