Hauraki District Council

Waihi Ward

The Hauraki 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 13 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Five councillors will be elected from the Waihi 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 Hauraki District Council election.

Austin Rattray

Independent

Austin Rattray

Independent

Why I'm standing

I have represented Waihi Ward on the Hauraki District Council for three years. I am seeking election for a second term. At this time it is of the utmost importance that local decisions are kept local, open and transparent, ensuring our community has a fair say on its future and direction.

My priorities
  1. Facilitate a fair, open and transparent democracy where all perspectives are genuinely included.
  2. Keep rates reasonable by focusing on core services and transparent accountability for expenditure.
  3. Ensure Waihi areas are respected in the face of possible new mining operations and water reforms.
About me

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Before politics

IT/Self Employed

Residence

Whiritoa

Age

32

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Why I'm standing

I have represented Waihi Ward on the Hauraki District Council for three years. I am seeking election for a second term. At this time it is of the utmost importance that local decisions are kept local, open and transparent, ensuring our community has a fair say on its future and direction.

My priorities
  1. Facilitate a fair, open and transparent democracy where all perspectives are genuinely included.
  2. Keep rates reasonable by focusing on core services and transparent accountability for expenditure.
  3. Ensure Waihi areas are respected in the face of possible new mining operations and water reforms.
About me

No response

Before politics

IT/Self Employed

Residence

Whiritoa

Age

32

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