Mayor of Porirua

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the city and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. 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 Porirua City Council mayoral election.

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Anita Baker

Independent

Anita Baker

Independent

Why I'm standing

I believe in Porirua and am committed to helping the city grow while keeping our residents safe and healthy. In the current term we have made substantial progress investing more than ever in the three waters, roading, protection of the natural environment and our harbour and addressing climate change. I want to ensure that the city continues to thrive and can deal with the new challenges facing local government.

My priorities
  1. Ensure our core infrastructure is fit for purpose and provides for our residents daily needs.
  2. Future proof Porirua against the climate crisis. We need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  3. Ensure that the ecological quality of our two harbours is restored.
About me

Under my leadership, over the last three years the council has been stable, unified and effective despite the unforeseen challenges of a pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty. As Mayor, I've shown over the last three years that I'm always upfront and tell it like it is. I've never let politics get in the way of delivering the best outcomes for Porirua.

Current role

Mayor of Porirua

Before politics

Project Manager

Residence

Whitby

Age

61

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Why I'm standing

I believe in Porirua and am committed to helping the city grow while keeping our residents safe and healthy. In the current term we have made substantial progress investing more than ever in the three waters, roading, protection of the natural environment and our harbour and addressing climate change. I want to ensure that the city continues to thrive and can deal with the new challenges facing local government.

My priorities
  1. Ensure our core infrastructure is fit for purpose and provides for our residents daily needs.
  2. Future proof Porirua against the climate crisis. We need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  3. Ensure that the ecological quality of our two harbours is restored.
About me

Under my leadership, over the last three years the council has been stable, unified and effective despite the unforeseen challenges of a pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty. As Mayor, I've shown over the last three years that I'm always upfront and tell it like it is. I've never let politics get in the way of delivering the best outcomes for Porirua.

Current role

Mayor of Porirua

Before politics

Project Manager

Residence

Whitby

Age

61

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