Whangārei District Council

Whangārei Urban 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). Five councillors will be elected from the Whangārei Urban 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.

Graeme Gallagher

Graeme Gallagher

Why I'm standing

I believe that Whangārei is a city that has the potential to stand out, but unfortunately, it lacks guidance, a strong council to lead it forward and I know that I have a skill set to help do this.

My priorities
  1. Fix our roading as this is causing major problems and unneeded costs to our people of Whangārei.
  2. Reduce the rates intake for ratepayers and be accountable for spending and spend on needs not wants.
  3. Make rubbish cheaper to tip and green waste free as this would reduce fly-tipping and litter.
About me

I don't have any political affiliations when it comes to council, I have been a member of two volunteer fire brigades in Whangārei and ended up as a station officer. I have been through scouting and was a leader and group leader, I work well with people to find solutions, I am honest, transparent, approachable and accountable which I believe are qualities our council needs.

Before politics

Self-employed

Residence

Central Whangārei

Age

53

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Why I'm standing

I believe that Whangārei is a city that has the potential to stand out, but unfortunately, it lacks guidance, a strong council to lead it forward and I know that I have a skill set to help do this.

My priorities
  1. Fix our roading as this is causing major problems and unneeded costs to our people of Whangārei.
  2. Reduce the rates intake for ratepayers and be accountable for spending and spend on needs not wants.
  3. Make rubbish cheaper to tip and green waste free as this would reduce fly-tipping and litter.
About me

I don't have any political affiliations when it comes to council, I have been a member of two volunteer fire brigades in Whangārei and ended up as a station officer. I have been through scouting and was a leader and group leader, I work well with people to find solutions, I am honest, transparent, approachable and accountable which I believe are qualities our council needs.

Before politics

Self-employed

Residence

Central Whangārei

Age

53

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