Engagement

Will we engage with the community before we make our decision?

We want to engage with local stakeholders and members of the community to find out how the proposed service will affect them and to explore how we can work together if we decide to go ahead. All of the feedback we receive from our engagement will be carefully considered.

What engagement activities have we undertaken so far?

Since October 2020, we have spoken with immediate neighbours, Tapuika Iwi Authority and Tapuika whānau, Seeka, elected representatives and other community leaders, and some government agencies.

On 3 June we delivered a letter about the proposed service to around 200 homes:

  • Along the entire length of Rangiuru Road, including side roads
  • Along Te Puke Highway from the corner of Rangiuru Road to Te Matai Road
  • 2km down Brown Road from Rangiuru Road.

We are holding community information sessions on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June for people to meet with us to talk about what we want to do.

We have set up a community information inbox and phone line and have been responding to public enquiries. If you have any questions about what we want to do, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us on:

Why are we only engaging with the community now?

In December, we decided to slow down our community engagement to give us more time to engage with Tapuika Iwi Authority and find out if they want to be involved. Since then, we have been speaking with community leaders to find out the best way to engage with the community.

Initially, we planned to undertake community engagement from March 2020 but, due to the impact and restrictions of COVID-19, our engagement activities were delayed.

How can I get in contact with you?

If you have any questions about what we want to do, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us on:

What are the community information sessions?

We will be holding community information sessions at 240 Rangiuru Road between:

  • 10.00 am to 9.00 pm Thursday 24 June
  • 10.00 am to 6.00 pm Friday 25 June.

These will be scheduled sessions for individuals or households to meet with us and staff from Manaaki Support Services – our preferred service provider – to talk about what we want to do. You will need to book a session with us in advance if you want to attend, to make sure we hear everyone’s views.

If you want to book a session, please contact us on: