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West Coast implementation of final reorganisation proposal

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Reorganisation scheme

West Coast Transition Board

In accordance with the final reorganisation proposal which set out the composition of the required West Coast Transition Board, the board comprised:

  • Rex Williams (independent chairperson)
  • Andrew Robb, Chairperson West Coast Regional Council
  • Stuart Challenger, West Coast Regional Council
  • Garry Howard, Mayor Buller District
  • Graeme Neylon, Buller District Council
  • Tony Kokshoorn, Mayor Grey District
  • Anton Becker, Grey District Council
  • Bruce Smith, Mayor Westland District
  • Latham Martin, Westland District Council
  • Francois Tumahai, Te Rūnanga o Ngati Waewae
  • Tim Rochford, Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio

The board met on three occasions (17 December 2018, 13 February 2019, 21 March 2019) to consider and agree the contents of the required reorganisation scheme and a parallel deed of agreement between the parties.

First Order in Council giving effect to final proposal:

Local Government Reorganisation (West Coast Region) Final Proposal Order 2018 (NZ Gazette website)