Voting now closed. Voting period extended until 12 noon on Tuesday 26 May.
This by-election covers the extraordinary vacancy for one member of the Motueka Ward. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from the resignation of Motueka Ward member Claire Hutt.
Nominations have been received from the following candidates in the Motueka Ward By-election 2020.
I am standing for Motueka Ward Councillor to offer my previous experience of seven and half years on Motueka Community Board and nine years as a Ward Councillor to help make the critical decisions that will affect both Motueka and Tasman District into the future.
The next twelve months is crucial with the development of the next Long Term Plan which is effective from July 1st 2021. With effects pending from climate change, affordable and manageable pathways forward must be found.
Being one of the fastest growing Districts in New Zealand, it is important we promote and sustain a healthy environment, which in turn supports a healthy community and a healthy economy. One cannot thrive or survive without the others. Having shifted to Motueka thirty years ago, I feel I have a good understanding of Motueka and the District.
I look forward to representing you. Any questions please phone 0272705036.
Family members in Motueka and a number of local residents in the Motueka Ward have encouraged me to stand. I’ll be dynamic, positive voice, not afraid to speak up for your rights. I have no hidden agenda.
I will help shape the future for residents in the Motueka Ward. As an Intensive Care Paramedic and Registered Nurse, I work caring for people in the Health Sector. I own MediMax Ambulance Service and frequently work in Motueka.
As your Councillor, I’ll work hard for you, listen to the Community, tackling the Key Issues on your behalf: stormwater, new Library, flooding concerns (Motueka, Riwaka, Brooklyn rivers), footpaths, High Street traffic, retain Pensioner Housing, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, Motueka Valley issues. Address Climate Change and Environmental issues. “Trust has been broken, you need more than a Token! Max is your Man, he’ll stick with your plan.”
I appreciate your support. 0274 57 75 75 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ko te pae tawhiti
Whaia kia tata
Ko te pae tata
Whakamaua kia tīna
The distant horizon
Pursue and draw near
The near horizon
Grasp and make it real
E ngā mana, e ngā reo
Greetings to all constituents of our Motueka ward. Born and bred in Motueka I am passionate about our region, our people and our community.
My near horizon sees a community that deeply cares about our environment, about each other, about the legacy we inherited from our ancestors and about the legacy we will leave for our descendants.
Connection, culture and collaboration are key
“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth”. (Plato).
The truth is all I have to offer. We are and have been ill served by our so-called public servants since a very long time. They keep pushing us down the road of financial hardship and no-one seems to be able to stop those responsible.
Leading a District requires integrity, foresight, prudence, transparency and strategic thinking - none of these attributes can be found in this Council let alone in Councils of the past decade.
“How do we remove the power from those who abuse it?" - has become the penultimate question.
Please have the courage to vote for change - we will all be better off for it!
With your vote my aim is to stop your rates skyrocketing due to the financial mismanagement of the Waimea Dam which is currently out of control and provides no benefit for Motueka.
I will look after you, your family, friends and the interests and wishes of the entire community. The Motueka ward has been home to my wife Christine and I for 40 years.
My companies are all debt free and doing well and I have held many Government contracts that all came within 1% of budget so I am the only candidate with these proven skills and the experience to manage money wisely.
I am also ready to meet the many other very big challenges ahead and make sure we move forward in the way you want. Unlike others I will not let you down.
It’s time to sort out the mess. Vote Gary Watson onto Council now.
Hi, I am Jennifer Beatson and I am asking for your support to represent you as a Tasman Councillor.
I live with my family in the Motueka Valley on a lifestyle block, 4km outside the Motueka electoral boundary. I attended Motueka High School, as do my children now, and have previously lived and worked in town. I feel very blessed to be able to live and raise my family in this region.
I am standing for council because I am passionate about ensuring that our community remains prosperous and equitable for everyone. This is a region of riches but not everyone benefits.
I bring experience in governance and community development and qualifications in management. I offer honesty, transparency, common sense and courage. I offer a fresh perspective.
Issues that I support include High Street roading plans, management of climate change risks, equitable housing solutions and prudent fiscal management.
Hello my name is Nicholas Hughes. I’m a Motueka local for many years and have four grown up children. My background is in the automotive industry and insurance.
My decision to stand for Council comes from a realisation that Motueka needs a strong voice - one that will hold the Council to account for its actions. Motueka has played the poor relation for too long and I’ll ensure our voice is heard in Council and will not bow down to pressure from a Council which has lost its way from what should be service provider to something far removed. From a dam with origins of a dubious nature, to failure to assist affordable housing whilst allowing freedom camping to cause much grief to our local businesses. High Street traffic and infrastructure woes continue.
Let's work together to force change and put Motueka back on the map. 022 3700 343
Local elections are conducted under the Local Electoral Act 2001 and Local Electoral Regulations 2001.
Pre-election reports outline the key issues the Council will face over the coming years.
They also compare our current performance with our financial strategy, and outline the forecast financial position for the next Council.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Motueka Ward By-election can be found on the home page.