Our Constitution allows for ten committee members and additional co-opted members.
We normally meet every 4 to 6 weeks depending on season and whether there are urgent or significant matters of importance which need our attention. Because our members tend to be a mixture of locals and holiday home owners most of our meetings are via zoom.
Our aim is to represent the best interests of the Rotoiti Community and keep them abreast of issues of importance. We have committee members attend Rotorua District Council Meetings, Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Strategy Meetings and Rotorua Lakes Community Board Meetings as observers where issues of significance to our community as a whole are raised. We liaise with Councillors and staff of Rotorua Lakes Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Waka Kotahi NZTA on matters of community interest. When necessary we attend Environment Court Hearings, Commissioners Hearings and Mediation Hearings.
We prepare and present submissions to Rotorua District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Regional Policy Statement on Fresh Water, Resource Management Act etc. on behalf of our community.
We publish regular Facebook posts, E-mail updates, web site news items and a Christmas News Magazine to keep our membership and the Rotoiti community up to date with issues of interest. This is because we are a charity and our belief is that providing information as widely as possible is beneficial to all who live around our beautiful lake. We also collect advertising which helps to offset the publication and distribution costs.
Committee members do not receive remuneration for their committee work.
Reina Engelen - Tapuaeharuru Bay, East Rotoiti
Jim Stanton - Okawa Bay Mobile - 027 218 4097, E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Miller - Rotorua
Sherilyn Coney - Gisborne Point
Dennis Curtis - RotomaRoy Duffy - Te Punawhakareia Bay, Gisborne Point Mobile - 021 607 568, E-mail - email@example.com
Mike Gowan - Gisborne Point
Annamarie Jensen - OtaramaraeTom Macky - Ruato Bay Mobile - 022 606 2259, E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Uhl - Okere Falls