No first meeting for Te Huinga Taumatua
NPDC's Te Huinga Taumatua Committee could not hold their first meeting as they did not have a quorum of members. New Plymouth council's new iwi committee has got off to a stuttering start, with not enough members turning out for its first formal meeting of the new term. Te Huinga Taumatua was meant to meet on Tuesday, but with only two iwi representatives a quorum could not be formed. It is not the first time this has happened - a meeting last term was cancelled due to not enough members. Howie Tamati, representing Te Kotahitanga o Te Ätiawa Trust, was elected co-chair by iwi.