Mayor of Christchurch

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the city and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. 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 Christchurch City Council mayoral election.

David Meates

Listens, Leads and Gets Results

David Meates

Listens, Leads and Gets Results

Why I'm standing

I will bring a collaborative approach of working with communities, to ensure my hometown is no longer defined by disasters, but becomes a confident forward-focused city. Our amazing landscapes, people and facilities provides the foundation for Christchurch to be NZ's most vibrant and liveable city.

My priorities
  1. Restore community trust and confidence in the council through meaningful engagement with communities.
  2. Building on business innovation, iwi and community leadership to become a climate leader.
  3. Develop trust and confidence from those accessing services and those who are delivering them.
About me

I believe that we need to move beyond the politics and bureaucracy that prevent us from achieving what this city could be. As a leader, I listen; and I work collaboratively. Now, more than ever, we need the council to step up – because Christchurch deserves better than basic.

Before politics

CEO

Residence

Burnside

Age

61

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Why I'm standing

I will bring a collaborative approach of working with communities, to ensure my hometown is no longer defined by disasters, but becomes a confident forward-focused city. Our amazing landscapes, people and facilities provides the foundation for Christchurch to be NZ's most vibrant and liveable city.

My priorities
  1. Restore community trust and confidence in the council through meaningful engagement with communities.
  2. Building on business innovation, iwi and community leadership to become a climate leader.
  3. Develop trust and confidence from those accessing services and those who are delivering them.
About me

I believe that we need to move beyond the politics and bureaucracy that prevent us from achieving what this city could be. As a leader, I listen; and I work collaboratively. Now, more than ever, we need the council to step up – because Christchurch deserves better than basic.

Before politics

CEO

Residence

Burnside

Age

61

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