Hastings District Council

Hastings-Havelock North General Ward

The Hastings 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 15 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Seven councillors will be elected from the Hastings-Havelock North 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 Hastings District Council election.

Malcolm Dixon

Malcolm Dixon

Why I'm standing

Hastings is in an incredibly good space at the moment. I am throughly enjoying making a positive contribution and I am looking forward, as an experienced councillor, to ensuring that this is only the start of our journey. There are a number of other exciting projects on our agenda like the show-grounds and the Hawke's Bay museum storage and research centre that I am very keen to see come into fruition.

My priorities
  1. Establish a skills/training academy for youth to attend to ensure they experience success.
  2. Improve regulations around medium density housing so that it becomes more affordable and available.
  3. Protect our fertile soils, the lifeblood of our economy. Distinguish what can and can't be developed.
About me

After 44 very successful years in education I have worked with people that come from all walks of life. I understand their needs and aspirations. Honesty, integrity, the ability to listen and work ethic are all important to me. Others recognise me as a people person who gets the job done. Having retired I now have the time to devote to making Hastings a better place for all.

Current role

Councillor Hastings/Havelock North Ward

Before politics

Primary School Principal

Residence

Havelock North

Age

No response

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Why I'm standing

Hastings is in an incredibly good space at the moment. I am throughly enjoying making a positive contribution and I am looking forward, as an experienced councillor, to ensuring that this is only the start of our journey. There are a number of other exciting projects on our agenda like the show-grounds and the Hawke's Bay museum storage and research centre that I am very keen to see come into fruition.

My priorities
  1. Establish a skills/training academy for youth to attend to ensure they experience success.
  2. Improve regulations around medium density housing so that it becomes more affordable and available.
  3. Protect our fertile soils, the lifeblood of our economy. Distinguish what can and can't be developed.
About me

After 44 very successful years in education I have worked with people that come from all walks of life. I understand their needs and aspirations. Honesty, integrity, the ability to listen and work ethic are all important to me. Others recognise me as a people person who gets the job done. Having retired I now have the time to devote to making Hastings a better place for all.

Current role

Councillor Hastings/Havelock North Ward

Before politics

Primary School Principal

Residence

Havelock North

Age

No response

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