Palmerston North City Council

Te Hirawanui General Ward

The Palmerston North City 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 city). 13 councillors will be elected from the Te Hirawanui 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 Palmerston North City Council election.

William George Wood

William George Wood

Why I'm standing

When I see a problem, I don't believe in waiting for someone else to fix it. I believe in putting my hand up, digging in, and getting the job done, which is why I'm standing in this election. Palmerston North needs capable representatives who take a common sense approach to decision making. I believe I have the skills and ability to make the tough decisions needed in a period of high inflation and rising costs.

My priorities
  1. Review council spending priorities: we need to be disciplined in reducing unnecessary spending.
  2. Stop Three Waters: I will join the group of local representatives challenging the government's plan.
  3. Improve youth engagement: I aim to visit every school in the region to discuss the role of council.
About me

I bring unique perspective and experience to the role. I work full time and study in Palmerston North. As a Youth MP, I was one of New Zealand's top youth policy developers. On the Palmerston North Youth Council, I have helped administer scholarships to support talented young people. Across campaigns I have engaged with community groups from every sector. I have worked in commercial real estate and seen council from the perspective of new businesses.

Before politics

Licensed admin, student

Residence

Palmerston North Central

Age

20

Connect via
Why I'm standing

When I see a problem, I don't believe in waiting for someone else to fix it. I believe in putting my hand up, digging in, and getting the job done, which is why I'm standing in this election. Palmerston North needs capable representatives who take a common sense approach to decision making. I believe I have the skills and ability to make the tough decisions needed in a period of high inflation and rising costs.

My priorities
  1. Review council spending priorities: we need to be disciplined in reducing unnecessary spending.
  2. Stop Three Waters: I will join the group of local representatives challenging the government's plan.
  3. Improve youth engagement: I aim to visit every school in the region to discuss the role of council.
About me

I bring unique perspective and experience to the role. I work full time and study in Palmerston North. As a Youth MP, I was one of New Zealand's top youth policy developers. On the Palmerston North Youth Council, I have helped administer scholarships to support talented young people. Across campaigns I have engaged with community groups from every sector. I have worked in commercial real estate and seen council from the perspective of new businesses.

Before politics

Licensed admin, student

Residence

Palmerston North Central

Age

20

Connect via