Wellington City Council

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori 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). One councillor will be elected from the Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori 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.

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Matthew Reweti

Labour

Matthew Reweti

Labour

Why I'm standing

I have a simple kaupapa, let's be proud to be Māori. Te Whanganui-a-Tara is my home. It's where I was born, went to school, work and where I've raised my children. I understand the many issues facing our people. As your representative I will always put whānau and people at the centre of all decisions.

My priorities
  1. Ensure there is a Māori perspective on every issue before council. For the benefit of all.
  2. Promote and support initiatives that improve the lives of te iwi Māori.
  3. Build strong and resilient communities (Māori and by association non-Māori).
About me

I have built a career on relationship management. I know how to communicate Māori aspirations in a way that gets non-Māori support. Essential in a council. I have an extensive background in the community sector through my fundraising and funding experience. I support community-led solutions. As a Labour candidate I will have support at the council table and I have agreed to progressive policies that reflect my values.

Before politics

Self-employed (fundraiser)

Residence

Johnsonville

Age

49

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Why I'm standing

I have a simple kaupapa, let's be proud to be Māori. Te Whanganui-a-Tara is my home. It's where I was born, went to school, work and where I've raised my children. I understand the many issues facing our people. As your representative I will always put whānau and people at the centre of all decisions.

My priorities
  1. Ensure there is a Māori perspective on every issue before council. For the benefit of all.
  2. Promote and support initiatives that improve the lives of te iwi Māori.
  3. Build strong and resilient communities (Māori and by association non-Māori).
About me

I have built a career on relationship management. I know how to communicate Māori aspirations in a way that gets non-Māori support. Essential in a council. I have an extensive background in the community sector through my fundraising and funding experience. I support community-led solutions. As a Labour candidate I will have support at the council table and I have agreed to progressive policies that reflect my values.

Before politics

Self-employed (fundraiser)

Residence

Johnsonville

Age

49

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