Whangārei District Council

Mangakahia-Maungatapere General Ward

The Whangārei 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 13 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). One councillor will be elected from the Mangakahia-Maungatapere ward. 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 Whangārei District Council election.

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Simon John Reid

Independent

Simon John Reid

Independent

Why I'm standing

There is a lot of work in the pipeline that I want to see come to fruition. I feel there is a responsibility on my part to keep our district moving forward and achieving great outcomes for now, and the future especially. I love this place, for me there is nowhere better in the world to live.

My priorities
  1. Infrastructure. Without it in place in an appropriate form, we are doomed to play catch-up forever.
  2. Keep government's hands off our Three Waters space. We are dependent on it for guarding our future growth
  3. Roads. Underfunded in the past. Major focus of catch-up this triennium. We owe it to our population.
About me

I am available. I listen. I am pragmatic. I am dedicated. I am a fierce defender of the Mangakahia-Maungatapere Ward.

Current role

Elected Councilor

Before politics

Road Transport Business Owner

Residence

Morningside

Age

66

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Why I'm standing

There is a lot of work in the pipeline that I want to see come to fruition. I feel there is a responsibility on my part to keep our district moving forward and achieving great outcomes for now, and the future especially. I love this place, for me there is nowhere better in the world to live.

My priorities
  1. Infrastructure. Without it in place in an appropriate form, we are doomed to play catch-up forever.
  2. Keep government's hands off our Three Waters space. We are dependent on it for guarding our future growth
  3. Roads. Underfunded in the past. Major focus of catch-up this triennium. We owe it to our population.
About me

I am available. I listen. I am pragmatic. I am dedicated. I am a fierce defender of the Mangakahia-Maungatapere Ward.

Current role

Elected Councilor

Before politics

Road Transport Business Owner

Residence

Morningside

Age

66

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