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1 Working with the advisory panels and forums October 2012

2 Central Government legislation established advisory panels for the following population groups: –Maori –Pacific –Ethnic Mayor announced additional panels for –Disability communities –Business groups –Rural communities –Youth –Heritage Background Background

3 Advisory panels role is to communicate community issues to council in relation to –council strategies, policies, plans, bylaws –matters of interest/concern to pacific/ethnic communities –how best to engage with pacific/ethnic communities While scope is potentially wide, the panels are focussed towards region-wide, strategic issues Pacific and Ethnic Advisory panels

4 Statutory advisory panels – not a formal committee, but supported by Council Members – pan Pacific/Ethnic views; not representatives Key points of contact – Community and Cultural Strategy & Democracy Services Key points and contacts

5 Advisory panel/forumKey organisational link Independent Maori Statutory BoardJohnny Freeland Pacific Peoples Advisory PanelRaewyn Stone Ethnic Peoples Advisory PanelRaewyn Stone Youth Advisory PanelLouise Mason Business ForumHarvey Brooks Rural ForumRee Anderson Social Policy ForumRaewyn Stone/ Louise Mason Sports and Recreation Reference Group Lisa Tocker Disability GroupRaewyn Stone

6 21 panel members – 1 representative per local board area Youth Advisory Panel established in August panel members at present, with 11 more starting in February 2013 Youth Advisory Panel

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8 There are key differences between the youth panel and the other advisory panels –Not a statutory requirement –Panel members are elected by other young people living in the area they represent –The Youth Advisory Panel will continue past November 2013 Youth Advisory Panel


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