How to make a nomination to the Waste Advisory Board

How to make a nomination to the Waste Advisory Board. How board members are selected and appointed. 

Appointing the board

The Board provides independent advice to the Minister on matters relating to the Act and waste minimisation.

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

  • the Act
  • matters likely to come before the Board
  • community projects for waste minimisation
  • industry, including the commercial waste industry
  • tikanga Māori.

How to make a nomination

Please note: The Minister for the Enviroment is not currently seeking nominations.

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

Download the nomination form:

  • Word version [60 KB] (to download to your computer and complete electronically)
  • PDF version [83 KB] (printable version).

Please note you must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) 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 

How board members are selected

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

Appointments to the board are notified in the New Zealand Gazette and on this website. All nominees and those who nominated them are 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 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 $535 per day before tax. Actual and reasonable expenses incurred (such as travel) are also reimbursed. 

Contact us

For further information contact Stephen Goodman in the Resource Efficiency and Innovation Team at the Ministry: