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Tamatha Paul: testing ways to affect climate change

On his Inside Wellington website, Benoit Pette has launched a series of podcast conversations with city councillors, starting with first-time councillor Tamatha Paul. He asked what she thought were her most significant achievements so far. Read more »

Twelve nominations for Hutt by-election

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Nominations for the Hutt City Council by-election closed at noon today with twelve candidates putting forward their names to fill the vacant Central Ward seat. Read more »

Porirua reviewing wards, and asking: how many councillors?

News from Porirua City Council
Porirua City Council recently voted to establish a Māori ward for Porirua City in the 2022 and 2025 local elections, so it now needs to look at governance arrangements for the city as a whole. Read more »

Nominations open for Ōtaki Community Board by-election

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Following the recent resignation of a member of the Ōtaki Community Board a by-election is being held to fill the vacancy. Read more »

Hutt city councillor resigns – nominations sought for by-election

News from HCC
Hutt City Council Chief Executive Jo Miller has today received a letter of resignation from Councillor David Bassett effective immediately. In accordance with the Local Government Act, resignation by a member takes effect on the day notice is given to the chief executive of the local authority. Read more »

2000 tell WCC (“we can’t do everything”) about its 10 year plan (including sludge)

News from WCC
Public feedback on the Wellington City Council’s draft 10-Year Plan for 2021-31 has recorded one of the strongest consultation responses with close to 2000 submissions received and 180 oral submitters heard. Read more »

Unanimous vote: Porirua to have a Māori ward next year

News from Porirua City Council
The Porirua City Council have voted to establish a Māori ward in the city for the 2022 and 2025 local body elections. The decision was passed unanimously at this morning’s full Council meeting, councillors and Mayor Anita Baker commenting it was an effective mechanism for local government to engage with Māori. Read more »

10 – 1: Masterton District Council votes for a Māori ward

Report from LDR
Wairarapa’s first Māori wards were welcomed today with waiata and haka. A packed council chambers saw Masterton councillors usher in a review which should lead to at least one Māori ward in the region for next year’s elections. Read more »

12 councillors vote for Marlborough to have a Māori ward

News from LDR
Tears ran as the Marlborough District Council made the landmark decision to create a Māori ward. Twelve councillors voted in favour of establishing a Māori ward councillor position at an extraordinary meeting at the Marlborough Events Centre. One voted against and one did not show up for the vote. Read more »

Voting opens for Tawa Community Board by-election

Press Release – Wellington City Council
As of today, enrolled voters in the Tawa region will be able to have their say in selecting a new member for the Tawa Community Board. Read more »

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