Mayor

 

Rob Kent

A growing Rotorua needs strong team leadership focussing all elected members on applying their individual abilities and experience to the benefit of Rotorua and its people, not opposing power blocs vying to promote their own agendas.

For six years I have championed the interests of Rotorua's ratepayers, often being the lone dissenting voice to excessive rate rises, unnecessary expenditure, and bad decisions.  As a councillor I can do no more.

Elect me your Mayor and you will see what a united council can achieve given the right leadership and prudent financial restraints.  There are challenges ahead, not the least being facilitating sufficient housing and infrastructure to cope with our growth and climate change. A cost effective and efficient council needs to be our primary focus over the next three years, since all other objectives stem from this.

With the right leadership and focus IT CAN BE DONE.

 

Stephanie (Steve) Chadwick

I love our people, place and culture. All that we see is the result of a plan, partnerships and teamwork.

I am proud of our achievements. There is more to do to ensure the projects underway are completed.

We must continue to attract people to live, work and play here.

I want our growth to be sustainable.

I want our District to prosper.

I want Rotorua to be the destination of choice.

I want our place to be safe, nurturing and resilient, a place that supports our children, rangatahi, families and older people.

I want Council to live within our financial means.

Our infrastructure needs to match growth and protect our environment.

I have pledged my support to:

Keep our lakes waters clean.

Develop a Climate Change Action plan.

Support a Sustainable Community Centre

Develop a Housing Plan that includes the inner city.

We can do this together. Tatau Tatau.

 

   
   
   
   

Council

 

Rob Kent

An extensive international business and farming background before being first elected to council in 2013.

An extensive international business and farming background before being first elected to council in 2013.

An accredited RMA Commissioner I have enjoyed working hard to streamline our District Plan and policies as part of the three member RMA Policy Committee in the past term.  The work of this committee is critical to enabling Rotorua's growth and unlocking its future potential.

For six years I have championed the interests of Rotorua's ratepayers, often being the lone dissenting voice to excessive rate rises, unnecessary expenditure, and bad decisions.

Elect me your Mayor and you will see what a united council can achieve given the right leadership and prudent financial restraints.

Re-elect me to council and I will continue to challenge the financial excesses and poor decisions whilst working hard to assist Rotorua to continue its growth to prosperity.

With the right leadership and focus IT CAN BE DONE.

 

Dave [David Werner] Donaldson QSM

I'm motivated by the opportunity to contribute to Rotorua's future as a vibrant place where talent wants to live, a district where innovation is encouraged, and where everyone has opportunities to live their best life.

I have served the District as a Councillor since 2007, Deputy Mayor since 2013, and Chairman of Mountain Bike Events Ltd board of directors delivering the Crankworx MTB Festival since 2015.

As Economic Development Portfolio Lead I have chaired the Advisory Group leading the development of the Rotorua Spatial Plan, the blueprint for the future shape of our growing District and investment opportunities. I thrive on hard work and have always made Council commitments my priority.

If re-elected, I will focus my energy on Council's efficiency, financial stability, and on continued community engagement and partnerships to support our transformational infrastructure projects. I will support innovative policies to lift our economic, environmental, cultural and social wellbeing.

 

Mark Gould JP

My family have lived and worked in Rotorua for over 100 years, I've recently retired from running our family business.

I'm proud to continue to represent you and our community at the council table and it has been a privilege to speak on your behalf independently and honestly. I have asked the hard questions when I've needed to and as a result I have contributed positively to the decisions that affect each and every one of us.

Looking forward I know I can continue to advocate for you and the issues that matter.

I have vast experience in all things “council” and I'm particularly tenacious when it comes to finances, sometimes this makes me unpopular, but popularity isn't as important as financial accountability!.

I give my spare time to many community organisations and this allows me to mix with a diverse range of people, they ensure I am truly representative of my community.

   
   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

   

 

 

   

 

 
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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