​​​​​​Have your say​​​

By getting involved and having your say we can work together to shape the future of our community. We believe in 'year-round' consultation and feedback and there are loads of ways you can have your say:

You can come to Council and Committee meetings and speak during the public forum.  Check out our Meeting Calendar page for meeting dates and times and you can keep up to date with what's been happening at meetings by reading Agendas and Minutes​.

You can write us a letter, phone or email us or make an appointment to see the Mayor or a Council Officer - Contact Us​.

You can vote or stand as a candidate in Local Elections​.  You can Like/Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.  You can request service or report a problem​ online.

You can use our online form to make a request for Unbudgeted works or service​.

You can use our General feedback form for anything at any time.

You can also make a formal submission on any plan​s, policies, or bylaws that are current​ly out for public consultation.  Sometimes we will also ask for feedback on matters not related to the formal consultation process.

Currently seeking feedback on:

Draft 2018-2028 Long Term Plan

We're starting on the journey involved in putting our next 10 year plan together.

Help us make the decisions that will affect everything that Council does and the impact it will have on our community for the next 10 years.

Visit our Long Term Plan Consultation page​​ to follow the progress of our draft plan.  You can provide feedback so we can check we are on the right track and sign up for LTP updates.

​Recent consultation:

Information document on 2017/18 Annual Plan.

While the feedback period has now closed you can still view a copy of the 2017/18 Annual Plan information document - 'Your assets, your community, your future - our plan in action' on our Annual Plan​ page.

Feedback was open from 20 April 2017 to 13 May 2017.

​Fees for Registration and Verification under the Food Act 2014​

The Food Act 2014 came into effect from 1 March 2016.

Council recently released a Statement of Proposal incorporating the proposed fees and charges associated with the Food Act changes and sought submissions on the Draft Fees for Registration and Verification under the Act.

The proposal included details of the changes, the proposed fees and a downloadable submission form with full contact information.

Submissions closed  4.30pm Friday 5 May 2017.  A report was presented to Council on 23 May 2017 and the proposed fees were adopted. You can view the fees in our 2017-18 Fees and Charges schedule. (PDF, 176KB)​

Proposed District Plan​​

The Proposed Opotiki District Plan was publicly notified on 20 September 2016. The period for submissions closed on 18 November 2016. A total of 60 submissions was received, including 2 late submissions. ​

We now advise the availability of the summary of decisions requested and that the period for receiving further submissions on the decisions requested has now closed.

Full details of the Proposed District Plan including links to submissions and decisions requested can be found  on our Proposed Opotiki District Plan page.​

Draft Easter Trading Policy​

​In 2016 central government made changes to the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990. The key changes include:

  • Councils can now create local policies to allow shop trading across their entire district or in limited areas of the district on Easter Sunday.
  • All shop employees have the legal ability to refuse to work on Easter Sunday without providing a reason to their employer.

Opotiki District Council has developed a draft Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy and recently sought your views. The ‘statement of proposal’ set out our draft policy and why we proposed it.  The submission period closed Friday 10 March 2017.  Council held a hearings meeting on Monday 13 March 2017 and on Tuesday 14 March 2017 Council adopted the Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy (PDF 176KB)​.

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