Rotorua District Council

Te Ipu Wai Auraki General Ward

The Rotorua 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 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Six councillors will be elected from the Te Ipu Wai Auraki General 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 Rotorua District Council election.

Nick Chater

Nick Chater

Why I'm standing

Rotorua is my home. It is a fantastic place live, but there are key issues at crisis point. My drivers are putting the environment at forefront of our thinking, so we have healthy thriving people and an economy that is sustainable. I have always held the belief that I can't change the world but I can change the world around me. Change needs to happen now and I hope to support a positive new direction.

My priorities
  1. Clear plans around climate change mitigation that are actionable and have defined outcomes.
  2. Develop housing strategies and solutions that create housing opportunities for all of our people.
  3. Improve local infrastructure to deal with extreme weather events and how we travel around the city.
About me

Proudly born in Rotorua and raised my whānau here. My working life has been in education, youth development and social services, tourism, advocacy, and owning and developing two businesses. I have served on the Rotorua Lakes Community Board for six years (current deputy chair), representing Rotorua Lakes Community on Te Maru o Kaituna and other such boards. All the above has built a strong commitment to Rotorua and the skills to provide leadership, problem solving and a positive mindset.

Current role

Deputy Chair, Rotorua Lakes Community Board

Before politics

coordinator social services

Residence

Okere Falls

Age

52

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Why I'm standing

Rotorua is my home. It is a fantastic place live, but there are key issues at crisis point. My drivers are putting the environment at forefront of our thinking, so we have healthy thriving people and an economy that is sustainable. I have always held the belief that I can't change the world but I can change the world around me. Change needs to happen now and I hope to support a positive new direction.

My priorities
  1. Clear plans around climate change mitigation that are actionable and have defined outcomes.
  2. Develop housing strategies and solutions that create housing opportunities for all of our people.
  3. Improve local infrastructure to deal with extreme weather events and how we travel around the city.
About me

Proudly born in Rotorua and raised my whānau here. My working life has been in education, youth development and social services, tourism, advocacy, and owning and developing two businesses. I have served on the Rotorua Lakes Community Board for six years (current deputy chair), representing Rotorua Lakes Community on Te Maru o Kaituna and other such boards. All the above has built a strong commitment to Rotorua and the skills to provide leadership, problem solving and a positive mindset.

Current role

Deputy Chair, Rotorua Lakes Community Board

Before politics

coordinator social services

Residence

Okere Falls

Age

52

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