Ōtorohanga District Council

Waipā General Ward

The Ōtorohanga 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). One councillor will be elected from the Waipā 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 Ōtorohanga District Council election.

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Roy Johnson

Roy Johnson

Why I'm standing

I love representing my rural community and understand farming. I am proud of where we have come but there is still more work to do.

My priorities
  1. Keep farmers farming. Be responsive to local needs, eg roading, water and community.
  2. Keep our community safe and an affordable place to do business.
  3. Champion local democracy.
About me

I have empathy and am trained in decision making. I know that what got us here, won't get us there – we must adapt and thrive. I am a doer, I just don't talk about it.

Current role

Deputy Mayor Ōtorohanga District Council

Before politics

Farmer/consultant/mediator

Residence

Otewa

Age

59

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Why I'm standing

I love representing my rural community and understand farming. I am proud of where we have come but there is still more work to do.

My priorities
  1. Keep farmers farming. Be responsive to local needs, eg roading, water and community.
  2. Keep our community safe and an affordable place to do business.
  3. Champion local democracy.
About me

I have empathy and am trained in decision making. I know that what got us here, won't get us there – we must adapt and thrive. I am a doer, I just don't talk about it.

Current role

Deputy Mayor Ōtorohanga District Council

Before politics

Farmer/consultant/mediator

Residence

Otewa

Age

59

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