Wellington City Council

Takapū/Northern General Ward

The Wellington 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). Three councillors will be elected from the Takapū/Northern 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 Wellington City Council election.

Ben McNulty

Labour

Ben McNulty

Labour

Why I'm standing

I'm running for council because I believe Wellington can be better. The Takapū ward is my home and I want to see the region reach its full potential. I'll push for more housing, better infrastructure, and reliable and accessible public transport. I'll also work to make the city and suburbs an attractive place to invest and do business in order to drive our local economy.

My priorities
  1. Stop the leaks – fix Wellington's woeful water infrastructure.
  2. Ensure delivery of the Grenada North Park Sports Hub before 2027.
  3. Implement urgent action to address current and future flooding from the Porirua Stream.
About me

If elected I'll be a fierce advocate for the Takapū ward from Tawa through to Johnsonville. This is my home, where I went to school and have spent most of my life. I understand intimately the challenges we face locally and will work closely with our communities. I've spent over a decade working in financial services through insurance broking, funds management and marketing which will allow me to hit the ground running at council.

Before politics

Marketing Analyst

Residence

Johnsonville

Age

34

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Why I'm standing

I'm running for council because I believe Wellington can be better. The Takapū ward is my home and I want to see the region reach its full potential. I'll push for more housing, better infrastructure, and reliable and accessible public transport. I'll also work to make the city and suburbs an attractive place to invest and do business in order to drive our local economy.

My priorities
  1. Stop the leaks – fix Wellington's woeful water infrastructure.
  2. Ensure delivery of the Grenada North Park Sports Hub before 2027.
  3. Implement urgent action to address current and future flooding from the Porirua Stream.
About me

If elected I'll be a fierce advocate for the Takapū ward from Tawa through to Johnsonville. This is my home, where I went to school and have spent most of my life. I understand intimately the challenges we face locally and will work closely with our communities. I've spent over a decade working in financial services through insurance broking, funds management and marketing which will allow me to hit the ground running at council.

Before politics

Marketing Analyst

Residence

Johnsonville

Age

34

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