Council Members

The Westland District Council consists of the Mayor and 8 Councillors. These positions are subject to election every three years. Election information for the Westland district can be found here.

Role of Elected Members

Elected members govern New Zealand Local Authorities by participating in legally constituted meetings of the Council and its Committees. The members collectively exercise the powers, duties, authorities and responsibilities vested in the Local Authority by the Local Government Act 2002 and other Acts. To be effective in this role, each member has a responsibility to be well informed about the issues on which decisions are required. This does not only mean reading the reports and other documents that are provided but also keeping in contact with the various community groups, residents, businesses etc. that are affected by the decisions made to enable their views to be considered. In the end, however decisions should be made in the best interest of the community as a whole.

Council meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Mayor and Councillor photos © Katrina Thornley, Photo Corner.

Mayor

   
 

Mayor Bruce Smith

  BRUCE SMITH
Mayor
Phone: 
021 922 860
Email: 
       

Deputy Mayors (*)

 

 

 

      LATHAM MARTIN 
      HELEN LASH
     

 

Northern Ward

     
  Cr Durham Havill   DURHAM HAVILL
Ward:
 Northern
Phone: 03 755 7796
Email: 
       
  Cr Grame Olson   GRAEME OLSON
Ward:
 Northern
Phone: 03 755 7790
Email: 
     
  Cr Jane Neale  

JANE NEALE
Ward:  Northern
Phone:  03 755 8069
Email

     

Hokitika Ward

   

 

  Cr David Carruthers   DAVID CARRUTHERS
Ward:
 Hokitika
Phone: 03 755 8815
Email: 
       
  Cr Des Routhan   DES ROUTHAN
Ward: 
Hokitika
Phone: 03 755 7444
Email: 
       
  Deputy Mayor Latham Martin   LATHAM MARTIN *
Ward:
 Hokitika
Phone: 755 7337
Email: 
       

Southern Ward

   

 

  Cr Gray Eatwell   GRAY EATWELL
Ward: 
Southern
Phone:03 753 4236
Email: 
       
  Deputy Mayor Helen Lash   HELEN LASH *
Ward: 
Southern
Phone:03 753 4274
Email: 

Council Vision

Westland District Council will facilitate the development of communities within its district through delivery of sound infrastructure, policy and regulation.

This will be achieved by:

  • Involving the community and stakeholders.
  • Delivering core services that meet community expectations and demonstrate value and quality.
  • Proudly promoting, protecting and leveraging our historic, environmental, cultural and natural resource base to enhance lifestyle and opportunity for future generations.