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Wellington MP elected deputy leader of National Party


Wellington list MP Nicola Willis has today become the new deputy leader of the National Party, with former Air NZ chief and MP for Botany Christopher Luxon elected as new leader. Read more »

City councillor standing down, says he’s faced “a heavy toll”

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Wellington city councillor Simon Woolf has decided not to stand for re-election next year. He announced his decision on Facebook, and referred to difficulties caused by “aggressive personality politics.”
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Waikanae by-election chance to sample local government

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
A resignation from the Waikanae Community Board has opened up a seat for a new member, providing the perfect opportunity for someone to have a taste of local government. Read more »

Sorting out the mayoralty, and the bay

by Ian Apperley
Did you miss me? I bet some of you did, and I am pretty sure that a lot of you didn’t; sorry about that, but politics is an addiction, and I can’t help wading in on a couple of issues this week, because wow, there is some orchestrated nonsense going on in the PR space! Read more »

Greens’ former chief of staff to stand for Wellington mayoralty

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Report from RNZ
Former Green Party chief of staff Tory Whanau has confirmed she’ll run for Wellington’s mayoralty as an independent candidate in next year’s local elections. Read more »

No replacement Northern Ward councillor till voters decide next October

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council was unanimous today in deciding not to fill the vacancy following last month’s resignation of Takapū Northern Ward Councillor Malcolm Sparrow. Read more »

Māori election option will restrict choice of local voting next year

Report from LDR
Māori voters will only be able to vote for Māori ward candidates in the 2022 local elections if they are already on the Māori electoral roll – the next opportunity to switch rolls is not till 2024. Read more »

Cr Sparrow resigns from Wellington City Council

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News from WCC
Councillor Malcolm Sparrow has announced his resignation from the Wellington City Council. Cr Sparrow is a third-term city councillor representing the Takapu/Northern ward. He is Chair of the Council’s Regulatory Processes Committee. Read more »

240 submissions on Kapiti’s plan for 3 wards instead of 4

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kapiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan is urging residents to have their say on the Council’s democratic model before consultation closes next Monday. Read more »

Hutt Central Ward by-election result

News from Hutt City Council
Final results are in from Lower Hutt’s by-election which closed on Friday. We can confirm Glenda Barratt is confirmed as new Central Ward Councillor. Read more »

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