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Mayor & CouncillorsTe Koromatua, Ngā Kaikaunihera me Ngā Poari

The elected Council is made up of the Mayor and 15 Councillors. They are responsible for determining local legislation and defining the overall vision for the city. The Mayor and Councillors appoint a chief executive to manage Council operations and lead the Council's administrative organisation. The chief executive has statutory powers granted by the Local Government Act and other powers granted at the discretion of the elected Council.

The chief executive is responsible for:
• Advising the Mayor and Councillors on policy matters.
• Ensuring any policy adopted by Council is correctly implemented.

The chief executive performs these responsibilities by delegating tasks and authority to a senior management team and other Council staff.

Sandra Hazlehurst

Sandra Hazlehurst

Mayor

First elected as Mayor in November 2017. Full voting member of all committees of Council unless specific legislation provides otherwise.

Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst is the Chair of Council and an ex officio member of all Council's committees.

Personal statement

Sandra was born and raised in Hastings. She is a company director and manages several businesses alongside her husband Mark. In 2006 she was elected Chair of the Hastings City Business Association, a role she held for four years. During that time, Hastings City Business Association employed Sandra to attract new business to Hastings by promoting the city both regionally and nationally. This role led her to stand in 2010 for Hastings District Council.

Sandra had been a Councillor for six years where she held a number of governance and community leadership positions.  She was elected Mayor in a By-election in November 2017, and re-elected Mayor in October 2019.  Sandra is the first female Mayor for Hastings.

As a Councillor her most proudest achievements have been the development of the William Nelson Skate Park and the Havelock North Village Green Park development.  She was behind the introduction of City Assist to keep Hastings safe.

As Mayor, through her love of arts and culture and passion for youth development, she is a member of the Edible Fashion Awards Trust and a strong advocate for the Toitoi HB Arts & Events Centre. The opening of the Opera House will be one of the highlights of being Mayor to date.

Sandra has a real passion for the Hastings city centre and the wider district. She is a genuine Hastings District Council Brand Champion and is #hastingsproud.

She is the proud mother of two daughters, Alexandra and Beatrice.  Her most enjoyable recreational activities are to get out on her bike and enjoy our wonderful cycleways and to walk through our very beautiful Te Mata Park.

 

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Tania Kerr

Tania Kerr

Deputy Mayor

Mohaka Ward

First elected: 2008

Strategy & Policy Committee

Performance & Monitoring Committee

Risk & Assurance Committee

Chair of Hastings District Licensing Committee

Deputy Chair Hearings Committee

District Development Subcommittee

Hastings District Rural Community Board

Rural Halls Subcommittee

Hastings District Holdings Ltd Director & Chair

Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Joint Committee

Te Komiti Muriwai o Te Whanga (Ahuriri Estuary Committee)

Chair Waipatiki Reserve Management Group

Alternate Hawke's Bay Regional Council - Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee

Ana Apatu

Ana Apatu

Councillor

Takitimu Māori Ward

First elected: 2022

Deputy Chair: Strategy & Policy Committee

Performance & Monitoring Committee

Environmental Resilience Subcommittee

Community Wellbeing Subcommittee

Rural Community Board

Rural Halls Subcommittee

HDC:Tangata Whenua Wastewater Joint Committee

Ōmaranui Refuse Landfill Joint Committee

Napier-Hastings Future Development Strategy Joint Committee

Community Arts Council (Creative Hastings) - Liaison

Safer Hastings

Te Mata Park Trust Board

Marcus Buddo

Marcus Buddo

Councillor

Kahuranaki Ward

First elected: 2022

Strategy & Policy Committee

Performance & Monitoring Committee

Hearings Committee

Chair District Development Subcommittee

Deputy Chair District Planning & Bylaws Subcommittee

Environmental Resilience Subcommittee

Community Wellbeing Subcommittee

Rural Community Board

Rural Halls Subcommittee

HB Medical Research Council

Alwyn Corban

Alwyn Corban

Councillor

Heretaunga Ward

First elected: 2019

Strategy & Policy Committee

Performance & Monitoring Committee

Risk & Assurance Committee

Hearings Committee

Chair District Planning & Bylaws Subcommittee

District Development Subcommittee

Environmental Resilience Subcommittee

Rural Halls Subcommittee

Cape Coast Community Group

Hawke's Bay Regional Council - Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee

Waipureku Waitangi Trust

Liaison Etu Whakatū Liaison

Malcolm Dixon

Malcolm Dixon

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

First elected: 2013

Strategy & Policy Committee

Performance & Monitoring Committee

Chair Civic Development Subcommittee

Hawke's Bay Crematorium Committee

Joint Alcohol Strategy Advisory Group

Creative Communities Local Funding Assessment Committee

Hawke's Bay Museums Trust Joint Appointments Panel (to appoint the Chair of HB Museums Trust)

Hawke's Bay Museums Trust Joint Working Party

Hawke's Bay Regional Council - Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee

Te Mata Park Trust Board

Lead Councillor Zone 3 representatives

Michael Fowler

Michael Fowler

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

First elected: 2022

Strategy & Policy Committee

Performance & Monitoring Committee

Risk & Assurance Committee

Civic Development Subcommittee

District Planning & Bylaws Subcommittee

District Development Subcommittee

Environmental Resilience Subcommittee

International Advisory Group

Hawke's Bay Museums Trust Joint Working Party

Heritage Trails Committee

Historic Places Hawke's Bay

Keirunga Gardens Arts & Crafts Society Incorporated

Damon Harvey

Damon Harvey

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

First elected: 2016

Strategy & Policy Committee

Chair Performance & Monitoring Committee

Civic Development Subcommittee

District Development Subcommittee

Community Wellbeing Subcommittee

Chair Active Transport Group

Hastings City Business Association

Liaison Havelock North Business Association

Regional Active Transport Joint Committee

Henry Heke

Henry Heke

Councillor

Flaxmere Ward

First elected: 2022

Strategy & Policy Committee

Performance & Monitoring Committee

Civic Development Subcommittee

Community Wellbeing Subcommittee

Lead Councillor Flaxmere Futures Working Group

HDC: Tangata Whenua Wastewater Joint Committee

Community Liaison Group - Hawke's Bay Prison

Liaison Flaxmere Planning Committee

Alternate Regional Active Transport Joint Committee

Kellie Jessup

Kellie Jessup

Councillor

Takitimu Māori Ward

Elected: 2022

Civic Development Subcommittee

District Development

Civic Development Subcommittee

District Development Subcommittee

Environmental Resilience Subcommittee

Community Wellbeing Subcommittee

Flaxmere Futures Working Group Lead Councillor

HDC: Tangata Whenua Wastewater Joint Committee

Ōmarunui Refuse Landfill Joint Committee

Liaison Flaxmere Planning Committee

Eileen Lawson

Eileen Lawson

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2018

Chair Strategy & Policy Standing Committee

Hearings Committee

Deputy Chair Hastings District Licensing Committee

District Development Subcommittee

Environmental Resilience Subcommittee

Community Wellbeing Subcommittee

Renata Nepe

Renata Nepe

Councillor

Takitimu Māori Ward

Elected: 2022

Civic Development Subcommittee

HDC: Tangata Whenua Wastewater Joint Committee

Lead Councillor Camberley Futures Working Group

Liaison Camberley Planning Committee

Regional Sports Council

Liaison Youth Council

Simon Nixon

Simon Nixon

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2010

Deputy Chair Risk and Assurance Standing Committee

Chair Civic Development Subcommittee

District Planning and Bylaws Subcommittee

HDC: Tangata Whenua Wastewater Joint Committee

Hawke's Bay Crematorium Committee

Ōmarunui Refuse Landfill Joint Committee

Joint Waste Futures Project Steering Committee

Joint Alcohol Strategy Advisory Group

Heavy Traffic Forum

Ann Redstone

Ann Redstone

Councillor

Heretaunga Ward

Elected: 2016

District Planning and Bylaws Subcommittee

Chair Environmental Resilience Subcommittee

Rural Halls Subcommittee

Chair Ōmarunui Refuse Landfill Joint Committee

Joint Waste Futures Project Steering Committee

Clifton Reserve Society

Cape Coast Community Group

Farndon Park Domain Committee of Management

Hawke's Bay Regional Council - Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee

Waipureku Waitangi Trust

Liaison Etu Whakatū

Wendy Schollum

Wendy Schollum

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2017

Hearings Committee

Civic Development Subcommittee

District Development Subcommittee

Chair Community Wellbeing Subcommittee

Hastings City Business Association

Liaison Havelock North Business Association

Liaison Positive Ageing Trust Hawke's Bay

Safer Hastings Older Persons Focus Group

Advisor Youth Council

Kevin Watkins

Kevin Watkins

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2001

Civic Development Subcommittee

District Planning and Bylaws Subcommittee

Community Wellbeing Subcommittee

Chair International Advisory Group

Joint Alcohol Strategy Advisory Group

Infrastructure Monitoring Working Group Lead Councillor

Creative Communities Local Funding Assessment Committee

Heavy Traffic Forum

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