How to make a nomination to the Waste Advisory Board

The Minister for the Environment is currently seeking nominations for Waste Advisory Board members. This page explains how to make a nomination and how board members are selected and appointed. 

Appointing the board

The Waste Advisory Board provides independent advice to the Minister for the Environment on matters relating to the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, and waste minimisation more generally.

The Minister is required to have at least four and no more than eight members appointed to the Waste Advisory Board. The board currently has seven members with the terms of two member due to end in August 2016. The Minister may therefore appoint up to three members following this nomination process. 

In appointing board members, the Minister must consider the need for the board to have available from its members’ collective knowledge, skills and experience relating to: 

  • the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 
  • local government 
  • business/industry (including the commercial waste industry) 
  • community waste minimisation projects 
  • tikanga Māori.

A board member continues in office despite the expiry of their term of appointment until a successor is appointed, or the Minister gives written notice to the member that they are not to be to reappointed.

How to make a nomination

Nominations should be made using the Waste Advisory Board nomination form. 

Download the nomination form:

  • Word version [919 KB] (to download to your computer and complete electronically)
  • PDF version [174 KB] (printable version).

Please note you must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae for the person you are nominating. CVs should include all information outlined in the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee CV template (CAB 50). 

Download the template from the Cabinet office forms web page [Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website]

Please email your completed nomination form to 

or post it to:

Attention: Liz Butcher
Waste Advisory Board Nominations
Ministry for the Environment 
PO Box 10362 
Wellington 6143

Nominations close at 12.00pm noon Friday 7 October 2016.

How board members are selected

All nominations, together with a suggested short-list and recommendations from the Ministry for the Environment, will be provided to the Minister for the Environment for his consideration. After consulting the Minister of Māori Affairs, the Minister will take his own recommendations to the Appointments and Honours Committee of Cabinet.  Cabinet makes the final appointment(s) decision. 

We anticipate that recommendations will go to the Minister for his consideration in February 2016, and the Minister’s decision, the Cabinet decision, and the appointment process will take a few months longer.

Appointments to the board will be notified in the New Zealand Gazette and on this website. All nominees and those who nominated them will be informed of the outcome in writing.

Expected time commitment for board members

The Waste Advisory Board meets for a full day (usually in Wellington) around two to four times per year. Additionally, members need time to prepare for these meetings and prepare advice for the Minister.

Members’ remuneration

Members’ remuneration is determined by the Cabinets Fees Framework for members appointed to bodies in which the Crown has an interest. Waste Advisory Board members are currently paid $510 per day before tax. Actual and reasonable expenses incurred (such as travel) are also reimbursed. 

Contact us

For further information please contact Liz Butcher in the Waste and Resources Team at the Ministry: