Hawke's Bay Local Advisory Committee

Hawke’s Bay Local Advisory Committee - mihi mai rā.


Read more about the members of the Hawke's Bay Local Advisory Committee.

Liz is the Safer Napier, Safe Communities Coordinator. She is part of the Safer Napier Strategic Group, Safe Communities Hawke’s Bay Regional Group and a Board member of the Pan Pacific Safe Communities Network. She has a wide range of working relationships with local organisations and agencies spanning injury and crime prevention, health, housing, social development, business and emergency management.


A long-standing member of the Tararua community and local business owner, Mavis is Chair of the local iwi, Rangitāne o Tamaki nui a Rua. She is also patron and former chair of the Agri-Women’s Development Trust. Mavis sits on a number of boards including the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union, StockX Ltd, UNICEF NZ and Accelerate 25 Lead Team (a regional economic development initiative). In 2018 Mavis was inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall and has receive a NZ Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to the wool industry.

Hine is the Director of Health Hawke’s Bay, which includes chairing the Priority Population Advisory group and has been a Community Educator for the Tairāwhiti Rural Education Activities Programme (REAP) for over 30 years. Her governance experience spans a multitude of local, regional and national forums, including three terms as a Wairoa District Councillor, and a term as Deputy Mayor until 2022. Hine was also a Ministry of Health appointee to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and served as a member of the Māori Relationships and Finance and Review Committees. 

Hine has a broad outreach into the Wairoa community and a vast understanding of the regional approach to best serve rural and provincial Aotearoa, its influence on national policy, and decisions and impacts to our rohe, whenua and people.   


Kate is a Central Hawke’s Bay District Councillor and a trustee on the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust and Takapau Centennial Trust. She has served with the Takapau Volunteer Fire Brigade since 2011 as a firefighter, brigade secretary, and Get FireWise programme coordinator.  

In 2019, Kate won the Rural Champion category in the NZI Rural Women Business Awards for her communications work to develop and share the stories of rural New Zealanders. She has had a lengthy involvement with NZ Young Farmers, and wrote a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of Young Farmer of the Year. 

Brian has a background in rural firefighting and forestry, and currently works with Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd to deliver training and rural fire planning services to businesses across the Hawke’s Bay. He previously held roles with the Bay Forests Rural Fire Authority, including appointments as a Deputy, and then Principal Rural Fire Officer. He also served as a Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer for Fire and Emergency from 2017 to 2021.  

The map below shows the area that the Hawke's Bay LAC covers (shown in dark blue).