Kaipara District Council

Wairoa General Ward

The Kaipara 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 nine councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Wairoa ward. 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 Kaipara District Council election.

Karen Joyce-Paki

Karen Joyce-Paki

Why I'm standing

I'm standing for mayor to ensure continuity of leadership. I'm a sensible, practical and inclusive leader with a focus on achieving our goals. The last six years on council have seen some real transformation from a community emerging from a financial and infrastructure crisis to one that now has a strong future. Let's keep Kaipara strong.

My priorities
  1. Housing and Planning - Work collaboratively to improve the housing issue across Kaipara.
  2. Rates and Revenue - Keep rates at the lowest level possible while still delivering for our communities.
  3. Local Democracy - Create an inclusive and positive environment in council and the wider district.
About me

Born and raised in Kaipara with 20 years in senior management holds me in good stead to be your mayor. Right now Kaipara needs a strong, stable leader with a firm hand on the steering wheel. The next few years will see considerable turbulence as councils navigate the significant local government reforms. I believe I am the right person to ensure our voice is heard and respected.

Current role

Mayor of Kaipara

Before politics

Regional Manager

Residence

Kaihu

Age

50

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Why I'm standing

I'm standing for mayor to ensure continuity of leadership. I'm a sensible, practical and inclusive leader with a focus on achieving our goals. The last six years on council have seen some real transformation from a community emerging from a financial and infrastructure crisis to one that now has a strong future. Let's keep Kaipara strong.

My priorities
  1. Housing and Planning - Work collaboratively to improve the housing issue across Kaipara.
  2. Rates and Revenue - Keep rates at the lowest level possible while still delivering for our communities.
  3. Local Democracy - Create an inclusive and positive environment in council and the wider district.
About me

Born and raised in Kaipara with 20 years in senior management holds me in good stead to be your mayor. Right now Kaipara needs a strong, stable leader with a firm hand on the steering wheel. The next few years will see considerable turbulence as councils navigate the significant local government reforms. I believe I am the right person to ensure our voice is heard and respected.

Current role

Mayor of Kaipara

Before politics

Regional Manager

Residence

Kaihu

Age

50

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