Mayor of Western Bay of Plenty

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the district 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 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 Western Bay of Plenty District Council mayoral election.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Invest gradually over time in excellent public facilities. Stop trying to do everything at once.

    Stop building buildings that sit empty or compete with existing facilities and businesses.

    Ensure sports facilities on parks/reserves are coordinated among all affected groups, not driven by one sport's desire to do its own thing.

  • Encourage debate about building an events stadium in Western Bay.

    Enact upon the recommendations to come out of that debate.

  • Support important new community facilities, such as the proposed new library in Waihi Beach and the swimming pool in Te Puke.

    Enhance recreational facilities such as at Midway Park in Pukehina and support the building of the Sport and Recreation Centre in Katikati.

  • Continue current policy of progressively upgrading libraries and service centres and swimming pools across the district.

    Explore opportunities for future events such as the recent Matariki event held in Te Puke.

    Maintain firm control over the number liquor outlets in our communities in an effort to mimimise the harm caused by alcohol.

  • Promote community art and storytelling around place based communities for all, local histories, stories that celebrate home, land and sea

    Increase Investment and council actions in public facilities in under serviced areas within Western Bay of Plenty.

    Promote and increase local festivals that celebrate community interests and passions, supporting Whānau and family friendly events in Western Bay of Plenty.

  • Work with our immediate councils to have our sporting teams notably developed in the bay.

    Attract community events like festivals to the bay.

    Maintain all public facilities like parks, pools, museums, libraries and community halls and upgrade where necessary.

  • Invest gradually over time in excellent public facilities. Stop trying to do everything at once.

    Stop building buildings that sit empty or compete with existing facilities and businesses.

    Ensure sports facilities on parks/reserves are coordinated among all affected groups, not driven by one sport's desire to do its own thing.

  • Encourage debate about building an events stadium in Western Bay.

    Enact upon the recommendations to come out of that debate.

  • Support important new community facilities, such as the proposed new library in Waihi Beach and the swimming pool in Te Puke.

    Enhance recreational facilities such as at Midway Park in Pukehina and support the building of the Sport and Recreation Centre in Katikati.

  • Continue current policy of progressively upgrading libraries and service centres and swimming pools across the district.

    Explore opportunities for future events such as the recent Matariki event held in Te Puke.

    Maintain firm control over the number liquor outlets in our communities in an effort to mimimise the harm caused by alcohol.

  • Promote community art and storytelling around place based communities for all, local histories, stories that celebrate home, land and sea

    Increase Investment and council actions in public facilities in under serviced areas within Western Bay of Plenty.

    Promote and increase local festivals that celebrate community interests and passions, supporting Whānau and family friendly events in Western Bay of Plenty.

  • Work with our immediate councils to have our sporting teams notably developed in the bay.

    Attract community events like festivals to the bay.

    Maintain all public facilities like parks, pools, museums, libraries and community halls and upgrade where necessary.