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Author: Neil Evans

A year as a Community Board member

From the outset, I had anticipated that after the election I would be able to have some influence (no matter how small) in what was happening or about to happen in the wonderful community of Whangamatā. As a lawyer, I was aware of the role as set out in The Local Government Act which is set out below. The role of a community board is to – (the territorial authority referred to is Thames Coromandel District Council. (a)  represent, and act as an advocate for, the interests of its community; and (b)  consider and report on all matters referred to it by the...

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