Community Engagement

We decided to break up consultation into two phases: 

1. Targeted engagement with stakeholder groups to develop a draft plan 

2. Wider public consultation on the draft plan

Wider public consultation 

Monday 23 September-Friday 18 October 2019

This is the time where you can share your feedback on the draft plan. 

We welcome feedback using the submission forms under the 8 outcomes and maps on this website. You can also email us using the 'Ask us a question' page or download our submission form which you can email to us, freepost or hand into the Fitzherbert St or Te Puia Springs Council offices.

If you would like to have a meeting with the project team during this period, please get in touch by emailing shapetairawhiti@gdc.govt.nz 

Our journey so far-targeted engagement

Council Cuppas

We attended community meetings throughout the region and introduced our project. We are revisiting the communities that were interested in our project over the September/October period to discuss the draft plan. 

Council Cuppas

Date

Time

Location

Venue

Monday 25 March

6.00pm

Tokomaru Bay

 The Haven Senior Citizens Club 

Tuesday 26 March

5.30pm

City

HB Williams Memorial Library

Tuesday 26 March

7.00pm

Wainui

Wainui School

Wednesday 27 March

5.30pm

Waimata

Waimata Valley Hall

Thursday 28 March

5.30pm

Hicks Bay

Hinemaurea Marae

Thursday 28 March

7.30pm

Te Araroa

East Cape Hunting & Fishing Club

Monday 1 April

6.00pm

Waipiro Bay

Iritekura Marae

Tuesday 2 April

5.30pm

Te Karaka

Rangatira Scout & Community Hall

Tuesday 2 April

7.30pm

Ngatapa

Ngatapa Public Hall

Wednesday 3 April

5.30pm

Tolaga Bay

Tolaga Bay Fire Stations

Thursday 4 April

6pm

Manutuke

Whakato Marae

Monday 8 April

5.30pm

Ruatoria

Hāti Nāti Café

Monday 8 April

7.00pm

Tikitiki

Waiapu RSA

Tuesday 9 April

6.00pm

Makauri

Makauri School

Wednesday 10 April

6.00pm

Matawai

Matawai Fire Station

Stakeholder Workshops

Workshop thumbnail

We invited many different stakeholder groups to theme-based workshops held at Gisborne District Council Chambers.

There were many robust discussions at these workshops about challenges, opportunities and aspirations for the region. 

Tuesday 16 April

Te Pakari o te Hapori (Ahu-a-Rangi, Ahu-a-Papa, Hanganga, Whakahaere para)

Resilient communities (climate change and natural hazards, infrastructure, waste management) 

 

Wednesday 17 April

Tiaki i nga mea e ngakaunuitia ana (Nga hua maha, Nga wāhi watea me te aheinga ki te whakamahi, wai maori, hau)

Protecting what we value (biodiversity, recreation and access, , freshwater and air) 

 

Monday 29 April

Te oranga i te whakaamhi whenua (Te whakamahi i nga whenua o Taiwhenua)

Sustainable land use (rural land use)

 

Tuesday 30 April

Te takoto o nga whare (i ro Taone, kei nga takiwa)

Settlement patterns (urban development, rural townships) 

 

Wednesday 1 May

Tuhonotia ai te rohe (Nga huarahi, rori, tereina, moana, rangi, oreore)

Connected region (our transportation network – road, rail, sea, air, active)

 

Thursday 2 May

Ora pai nga ahuatanga pūtea (Nga mahi tūruhi, pakihi, umanga)

Thriving economy (tourism, business, industry)