Whanganui District Council

The Whanganui 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 12 councillors and the mayor. 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 Whanganui District Council election.

Kate Joblin

Independent

Kate Joblin

Independent

Why I'm standing

I have lived in Whanganui for most of my life and with my husband raised our children here. With ageing parents and young grandchildren living here I know very well how important it is to have a vibrant, safe community with good employment, great facilities and neighbourhoods – somewhere we belong.

My priorities
  1. Solving the housing crisis must be a top priority and now is the time to be bold.
  2. Stay on track with the climate change action plan, the work council is doing will grow momentum.
  3. Lobbying government strongly over proposed changes will position Whanganui to maximum advantage.
About me

I am a chartered accountant having served six years on Whanganui District Council and previously on the DHB for eleven years, seven as chair. I have run a successful accounting advisory business for over 20 years and worked in many governance roles. I understand how to develop strategy, implement plans and get results. My proven record as councillor and board member plus having an accounting business, gives me the skills to strengthen council.

Current role

Whanganui District Councillor

Before politics

Chartered Accountant

Residence

Brunswick

Age

60

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Why I'm standing

I have lived in Whanganui for most of my life and with my husband raised our children here. With ageing parents and young grandchildren living here I know very well how important it is to have a vibrant, safe community with good employment, great facilities and neighbourhoods – somewhere we belong.

My priorities
  1. Solving the housing crisis must be a top priority and now is the time to be bold.
  2. Stay on track with the climate change action plan, the work council is doing will grow momentum.
  3. Lobbying government strongly over proposed changes will position Whanganui to maximum advantage.
About me

I am a chartered accountant having served six years on Whanganui District Council and previously on the DHB for eleven years, seven as chair. I have run a successful accounting advisory business for over 20 years and worked in many governance roles. I understand how to develop strategy, implement plans and get results. My proven record as councillor and board member plus having an accounting business, gives me the skills to strengthen council.

Current role

Whanganui District Councillor

Before politics

Chartered Accountant

Residence

Brunswick

Age

60

Connect via
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