Council Organisations

This page provides information about Council's appointments to external organisations including Council Organisations, Council Controlled Organisations and Joint Committees.

External Organisations

Organisation Appointed Members
Camp Rangi Woods Trust Chief Executive, Tim Luttrell
Central Economic Development Agency Electoral College Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Grant Hadfield and Councillor Michael Ford
Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Her Worship the Mayor
Feilding Around Town / Feilding to Palmerston North Public Transport Services Advisory Group Her Worship the Mayor and Martin Baldwin
Heartland Contractors Ltd Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chief Executive
Horizons Passenger Transport Committee Councillor Alison Short
Manawatū District Youth Development and Wellbeing Trust Her Worship the Mayor
Manawatū River Leaders Accord Her Worship the Mayor and Councillor Alison Short
Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Disaster Relief Fund Trust Her Worship the Mayor
Mana Whakahaere Her Worship the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chief Executive and Councillor Bridget Bell
Manfeild Park Trust Electoral College Her Worship the Mayor and Chief Executive
Oroua Catchment Care Group Councillor Alison Short
Regional Transport Committee Her Worship the Mayor

Central Economic Development Agency

The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) exists to drive and facilitate the creation and growth of economic wealth in Manawatū and beyond. CEDA works across the three strategic pillars of economic development - People, Place and Business. Manawatū District Council and Palmerston North City Council each hold 50% of the shares in CEDA. For more information visit their website -

Local Government Funding Authority

The Local Government Funding Authority (LGFA) benefits communities through delivering efficient financing for local government. The LGFA governance structure comprises the New Zealand Government (20%) and thirty councils (80%), the LGFA Shareholders Council and the LGFA Board of Directors. For more information visit their website -

Manawatū Community Trust

The Manawatū Community Trust (MCT) has the purpose of the promotion of housing for the elderly and disabled residents of the Manawatū district and the promotion of wellbeing services for residents of the Manawatū district. MCT was established in July 2008 and the Trust operates as a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO). For more information visit their website -