Whakatāne-Ōhope Community Board

The Whakatāne-Ōhope Community Board represents your local community and advocates to Whakatāne District Council about local issues, including public transport and facilities such as libraries and parks. The board is made up of seven members: six members elected by voters, and one councillor from the Whakatāne District Council.  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 Whakatāne-Ōhope Community Board election.

Carolyn Hamill

Carolyn Hamill

Why I'm standing

I love Whakatāne and want it to be the best place in New Zealand to live and raise a family. Serving on community board is one way I can give back to the community and help to make it a better place. I am inclusive, a good team player, relational and future-focussed. I enjoy engaging with, listening and acting for the diverse members of the Whakatāne community.

My priorities
  1. Enabling community groups to be more active and effective in their kaupapa.
  2. Encouraging sustainablity in all its forms – active transport, healthier communities etc.
  3. Working with Council to communicate and engage with our communities more effectively.
About me

I am involved with numerous community groups such as the Bike Whakatāne Trust, Apanui School PTA, Waste Zero Whakatāne, Apanui Saltmarsh Care Group, Whakatāne MTB Club, Whakatāne Tennis Club, Whakatāne Baptist Church and junior coaching for Whakatāne Hockey. I work part-time as a vet at a local vet clinic. My involvement with the community is a big part of my life and I'm keen to serve again as an elected member.

Current role

Whakatāne-Ōhope Community Board

Before politics

Veterinarian

Residence

Whakatāne

Age

48

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Why I'm standing

I love Whakatāne and want it to be the best place in New Zealand to live and raise a family. Serving on community board is one way I can give back to the community and help to make it a better place. I am inclusive, a good team player, relational and future-focussed. I enjoy engaging with, listening and acting for the diverse members of the Whakatāne community.

My priorities
  1. Enabling community groups to be more active and effective in their kaupapa.
  2. Encouraging sustainablity in all its forms – active transport, healthier communities etc.
  3. Working with Council to communicate and engage with our communities more effectively.
About me

I am involved with numerous community groups such as the Bike Whakatāne Trust, Apanui School PTA, Waste Zero Whakatāne, Apanui Saltmarsh Care Group, Whakatāne MTB Club, Whakatāne Tennis Club, Whakatāne Baptist Church and junior coaching for Whakatāne Hockey. I work part-time as a vet at a local vet clinic. My involvement with the community is a big part of my life and I'm keen to serve again as an elected member.

Current role

Whakatāne-Ōhope Community Board

Before politics

Veterinarian

Residence

Whakatāne

Age

48

Connect via