New Plymouth District Council

Te Purutanga Mauri Pūmanwara Māori Ward

The New Plymouth 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 14 councillors and the mayor. One councillor will be elected from the Te Purutanga Mauri Pūmanwara Māori ward. The other councillors will be elected from other wards or by all voters in the district. 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 New Plymouth District Council election.

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Maia Hoengarangi Bailey

Independent

Maia Hoengarangi Bailey

Independent

Why I'm standing

Progress is not without challenge and the journey to establish this role is but one example. If we don't have a voice in how our region grows, we accept these changes without challenge. Our culture and our innovative thinking set us apart from others, we have solutions in diversity. I'm part of diversity and I am Māori Proud. That's why I am standing. Hapu, iwi, community, council, regional, we are interconnected.

My priorities
  1. Affordable papakainga housing – change the way we live in the community.
  2. Reimagine rail freight transport and reduce wear and tear on our roads.
  3. Invest in green technologies – hydrogen and deep cell battery storage solutions.
About me

Being away from Aotearoa and working with multinationals, makes you appreciate what we have and don't have. Having extensive leadership roles for multinationals has exposed me to world-class quality systems and how we mobilise mega projects. Those skills are transferrable to any project, and project thinking and planning are the skills I bring to the table, at a strategic and ground level.

Before politics

Project Interface Construction

Residence

Tikorangi

Age

63

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Why I'm standing

Progress is not without challenge and the journey to establish this role is but one example. If we don't have a voice in how our region grows, we accept these changes without challenge. Our culture and our innovative thinking set us apart from others, we have solutions in diversity. I'm part of diversity and I am Māori Proud. That's why I am standing. Hapu, iwi, community, council, regional, we are interconnected.

My priorities
  1. Affordable papakainga housing – change the way we live in the community.
  2. Reimagine rail freight transport and reduce wear and tear on our roads.
  3. Invest in green technologies – hydrogen and deep cell battery storage solutions.
About me

Being away from Aotearoa and working with multinationals, makes you appreciate what we have and don't have. Having extensive leadership roles for multinationals has exposed me to world-class quality systems and how we mobilise mega projects. Those skills are transferrable to any project, and project thinking and planning are the skills I bring to the table, at a strategic and ground level.

Before politics

Project Interface Construction

Residence

Tikorangi

Age

63

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