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Mayor, Councillors & BoardTe Koromatua, Ngā Kaikaunihera me Ngā Poari

The elected Council is made up of the Mayor and 14 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

Mayor

Elected as Mayor in November 2017

Tania Kerr

Tania Kerr

Deputy Mayor

Mohaka Ward

Elected: 2008

Bayden Barber

Bayden Barber

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2016

Malcolm Dixon

Malcolm Dixon

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2013

Damon Harvey

Damon Harvey

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2016

Rod Heaps

Rod Heaps

Councillor

Heretaunga Ward

Elected: 2004

Eileen Lawson

Eileen Lawson

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2018

George Lyons

George Lyons

Councillor

Kahuranaki Ward

Elected: 2013

Simon Nixon

Simon Nixon

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2010

Henare O'Keefe JP

Henare O'Keefe JP

Councillor

Flaxmere Ward

Elected: 2007

Jacoby Poulain

Jacoby Poulain

Councillor

Flaxmere Ward

Elected: 2010

Ann Redstone

Ann Redstone

Councillor

Heretaunga Ward

Elected: 2016

Wendy Schollum

Wendy Schollum

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2017

Geraldine Travers

Geraldine Travers

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2016

Kevin Watkins

Kevin Watkins

Councillor

Hastings-Havelock North Ward

Elected: 2001

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