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.

Council Committees and Members

Table of allowances paid to current Councillors

Mayor and Councillor photos © Katrina Thornley Photography.

Mayor

   
 

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  BRUCE SMITH
Phone: 
021 922 860
Email: 
       

Deputy Mayor

 

 

 

 

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DAVID CARRUTHERS

Phone: 027 208 0263

Email: 

Northern Ward

     
 

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  ANNA HART
Ward: Northern
Phone: 027 294 9678
Email:
       
 

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  JENNY KEOGAN
Ward: Northern
Phone: 021 288 1622
Email: cr.keogan@westlanddc.govt.nz
     
 

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JANE NEALE
Ward:  Northern
Phone:  021 027 18810
Email

     

Hokitika Ward

   

 

      DAVID CARRUTHERS
Ward:
 Hokitika
Phone: 027 208 0263
Email: 
       
 

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  PAUL DAVIDSON
Ward: Hokitika
Phone: 012 081 55642
Email: cr.davidson@westlanddc.govt.nz
       
 

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  LATHAM MARTIN 
Ward:
 Hokitika
Phone: 027 849 1424
Email: 
       

Southern Ward

   

 

 

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  IAN HARTSHORNE
Ward: 
Southern
Phone: 027 695 6988
Email: cr.hartshorne@westlanddc.govt.nz
       
 

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  RYAN KENNEDY
Ward: Southern
Phone: 027 753 4300
Email: cr.kennedy@westlanddc.govt.nz

Council Vision

We work with the people of Westland to grow and protect our communities, our economy and our unique natural environment.