Buller District Council

Westport Ward

The Buller District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Six councillors will be elected from the Westport ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Buller District Council election.

Ruth Vaega

Ruth Vaega

Why I'm standing

I want to understand the workings of council and to represent voices that are seldom heard. I want to be part of a decision-making team that enhances the life of all Buller residents.

My priorities
  1. Progressing infrastructure improvement to ensure Buller's survival during future weather events.
  2. Keeping rates affordable for homeowners and landlords who then can makes rentals affordable.
  3. Seek outside funding for events, celebrating Kawatiri thus increasing well-being and participation.
About me

I have served on many local boards; the West Coast Community Trust being most pleasurable because we give money to all coast communities and as secretary of the Rail Preservation Society, I will be part of deaccessioning our collections this year. I have been part of the coast for nearly 30 years and resident in Snodgrass for 21 years. My children and grandchildren live in Westport and I care deeply for our community's welfare.

Before politics

Teacher/Artist

Residence

Snodgrass

Age

No response

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Why I'm standing

I want to understand the workings of council and to represent voices that are seldom heard. I want to be part of a decision-making team that enhances the life of all Buller residents.

My priorities
  1. Progressing infrastructure improvement to ensure Buller's survival during future weather events.
  2. Keeping rates affordable for homeowners and landlords who then can makes rentals affordable.
  3. Seek outside funding for events, celebrating Kawatiri thus increasing well-being and participation.
About me

I have served on many local boards; the West Coast Community Trust being most pleasurable because we give money to all coast communities and as secretary of the Rail Preservation Society, I will be part of deaccessioning our collections this year. I have been part of the coast for nearly 30 years and resident in Snodgrass for 21 years. My children and grandchildren live in Westport and I care deeply for our community's welfare.

Before politics

Teacher/Artist

Residence

Snodgrass

Age

No response

Connect via