Mayor & Councillors

​​​​​​​​Our current elected council for the 2019-2022 term are as follows. 

​​​Tania Gibson

Her Worship the Mayor
Portfolios: Economic Development, aged care, young people ​(All aspects relating to development, development initiatives, tourism, CBD Forum, retirement housing, aged interests and promotion, young peoples interests).
Mobile: 027 296 7526

​Allan Gibson

Councillor Eastern Ward/ Deputy Mayor​
Portfolios: Three w​aters (Water, Stormwater, Sewerage).
Mobile: 027 225 4919

Murray Hay

Councillor Central Ward
Portfolios: Community Safety and Resilience (Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Sea inundation).
Mobile: 027 664 4369

Tim Mora

Councillor Central Ward
Portfolios: Climate Change (Zero Carbon, Forestry, Solid Waste).
Mobile: 027 204 8560

Patrick McBride

Councillor Central Ward
Portfolios: Community Facilities (Libraries, Cemeteries, History House).
Mobile: 027 519 6085

​​Anton Becker

Councillor Eastern Ward
Portfolios: Spatial Development, Finance and Risk (Resource Management Act, Combined District Plan, Council's District Plan, including Significant Natural Areas, Annual Plans, Long Term Plan, Funding, Rating, Insurances, Property and Land).
Mobile: 027 249 8341

Rosemary Green

Councillor Northern Ward
Portfolios: Community Health and Wellbeing promotion (Sport and Recreation, Parks and Reserves, Health).
Mobile: 027 475 4555

Peter Haddock

Councillor Southern Ward
Portfolios: Transport (Roads, footpaths and kerbing, Airport, Port and Cycle Trails).
Mobile: 0272 479 148



​​Rex MacDonald

Councillor Southern Ward
Portfolios: CEO and Council Employer obligations, Disabled people (Disabled interests. Strategy, CEO Wellbeing, Equal Employment adheren​ce, PCBU responsibility).
Mobile: 021 248 3357
Email:  ​​

Francois Tumahai​​

Kaiwhakahaere (iwi representative)
Portfolio: Community Identity (Maori, New Coasters, Citizenship Ceremonies).
Email:​    ​​​

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