Greater Wellington Regional Council

Te Awa Kairangi ki Uta/Upper Hutt Constituency

The Greater Wellington Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of 13 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). One councillor will be elected from the Te Awa Kairangi ki Uta/Upper Hutt constituency. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Greater Wellington Regional Council election.

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Steve Taylor

Independent

Steve Taylor

Independent

Why I'm standing

Having served nine years as a councillor for Upper Hutt, I believe we need someone in the regional council that advocates for Upper Hutt and works with our city for the betterment of the region. Upper Hutt needs a successful Wellington Region to thrive. I want to be your voice around the table to help make that happen, and I have the experience and track record to prove that I can do it.

My priorities
  1. Sustainable resilience. We must invest in long-term security to ensure better future preparedness.
  2. Delivery. We must do what we say, when we say we will do it. We must deliver our planned projects.
  3. Genuine growth. We need more housing and better infrastructure, but must get sustainability right.
About me

The Wellington region has always been my home. Born and bred in the Hutt, I have served Upper Hutt as a local councillor for nine years, including representing Upper Hutt on a number of regional committees. Extensively qualified, I hold an Executive MBA and have pursued postgraduate studies in international security, sustainable development and disaster management. I want my kids to be proud of their region and to be a good ancestor to future generations.

Current role

Upper Hutt City Councillor, Chair of Risk and Assurance.

Before politics

Dad, business owner, musician.

Residence

Trentham

Age

40

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Why I'm standing

Having served nine years as a councillor for Upper Hutt, I believe we need someone in the regional council that advocates for Upper Hutt and works with our city for the betterment of the region. Upper Hutt needs a successful Wellington Region to thrive. I want to be your voice around the table to help make that happen, and I have the experience and track record to prove that I can do it.

My priorities
  1. Sustainable resilience. We must invest in long-term security to ensure better future preparedness.
  2. Delivery. We must do what we say, when we say we will do it. We must deliver our planned projects.
  3. Genuine growth. We need more housing and better infrastructure, but must get sustainability right.
About me

The Wellington region has always been my home. Born and bred in the Hutt, I have served Upper Hutt as a local councillor for nine years, including representing Upper Hutt on a number of regional committees. Extensively qualified, I hold an Executive MBA and have pursued postgraduate studies in international security, sustainable development and disaster management. I want my kids to be proud of their region and to be a good ancestor to future generations.

Current role

Upper Hutt City Councillor, Chair of Risk and Assurance.

Before politics

Dad, business owner, musician.

Residence

Trentham

Age

40

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