Mayoral Forum News


Following each meeting of the Mayoral Forum, the secretariat circulates a one-page newsletter to member councils for chief executives to share with their staff. These newsletters highlight key decisions and matters discussed at the meeting.

At right are links to newsletters from meetings held since February 2016.

CWMS Targets Progress Report 2017

The Mayoral Forum initiated and continues to oversee the development and implementation of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. At its August meeting, the Forum approved the 2017 CWMS Targets Progress Report for publication (see link at right).

June 2017: Advocating for Canterbury

Mayors ‘stand together for Canterbury’ and advocate for the interests of our communities. In the first half of 2017, this advocacy has covered a wide range of issues: broadband and cellphone coverage, certainty for the Lincoln Hub, central government’s Clean Water regulatory proposals, the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill, the Lyttelton Port cruise ship berth, proposed immigration policy changes, and the timing of National Land Transport Programme funding announcements. Contact us for further information.

26 May 2017: Mayoral Forum meets in Timaru

For the first time, the Canterbury Mayoral Forum met in Timaru on 26 May 2017, which coincided with anti-bullying Pink Shirt Day. The event was covered by the Timaru Herald: ‘First Timaru mayoral forum discusses Canterbury’s future‘.

Canterbury Mayoral Forum meets in Timaru District Council Chamber, 26 May 2017

30 January 2017: Submission on the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

At its meeting on 27 January 2017, the Canterbury Mayoral Forum agreed to make a regional submission to the Health Select Committee reflecting the views of the nine district councils in Canterbury and the regional council. The Forum also supported the individual (and different) submission of the Christchurch City Council, in recognition of Christchurch’s unique circumstances.

27 January 2017: New chair of the Canterbury Mayoral Forum

The Canterbury Mayoral Forum has elected Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch City, as its chairperson for 2017–19. The Deputy-Chair is Damon Odey, Mayor of Timaru District.

Lianne Dalziel, Chair, Canterbury Mayoral Forum 2017–19