2016 Council

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You can contact the Mayor and councillors any time to discuss your ideas, issues or concerns.
They are your elected members to represent you and your community.  The members were elected in October 2016 and will remain in office for 3 years.

Mayor Meng Foon | Rehette Stoltz | Meredith Akuhata-Brown | Bill Burdett | Andy Cranston | Shannon Dowsing | Amber Dunn | Karen Fenn | Larry Foster | Malcolm Maclean | Pat Seymour | Graeme Thomson | Josh Wharehinga | Brian Wilson

  • Mayor Meng Foon

    Mayor Meng Foon

    Contact details

    Work P:   867 2049
    Home P:
      867 1870
    F:  867 9265
    M:  0274 484 084
    E:  mayor@gdc.govt.nz

    The Mayor shall be ex officio on standing committees and statutory committees except for the Hearings committee.

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  • Deputy Mayor Rehette Stoltz

    Deputy Mayor Rehette Stoltz

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details

    P: 868 5382
    M: 021 279 7948
    F: 868 5382
    E: Rehette.Stoltz@gdc.govt.nz

    Committees:

    • Finance & Audit
    • Environmental Planning and Regulations
    • Assets & Infrastructure
    • Hearings
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to the committees

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  • Councillor Meredith Akuhata-Brown

    Councillor Meredith Akuhata-Brown

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details:

    Home P: 867 7496
    Work P:  868 2713
    M: 027 200 5605
    E: meredith.akuhata-brown@gdc.govt.nz

    Committees:

    • Community Development & Services
    • Environmental Planning & Regulations
    • Finance & Audit
    • Hearings
    • Regional Transport
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to the committees

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  • Councillor Bill Burdett

    Councillor Bill Burdett

    Matakaoa-Waiapu ward

    Contact details

    P:  (06) 864 8966
    M: 027 686 4968
    F:  (06) 864 8967
    E:  Bill.Burdett@gdc.govt.nz

    Committees:

    • Community Development & Services
    • Finance & Audit
    • Assets & Infrastructure
    • Wastewater Management (Chair)
    • Regional Transport (Chair)
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Andy Cranston

    Councillor Andy Cranston

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details

    P:  868 1160
    F:  868 1161
    M:  027 273 3192
    E:  a.cranston@xtra.co.nz

    Committees:

    • Community Development & Services (Chair)
    • Environmental Planning & Regulation
    • Finance & Audit
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Shannon Dowsing

    Councillor Shannon Dowsing

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details

    M: 021 222 2571
    E: Shannon.Dowsing@gdc.govt.nz

    Committees:

    • Community Development & Services
    • Finance & Audit
    • Wastewater Management
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees 

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  • Councillor Amber Dunn

    Councillor Amber Dunn

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details

    Work and Home P: 867 3131
    M: 021 475 470
    E: Amber.dunn@yahoo.co.nz

    Committees:

    • Community Development & Services
    • Environmental Planning & Regulation
    • Assets & Infrastructure
    • Hearings
    • Wastewater Management
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Karen Fenn

    Councillor Karen Fenn

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details

    H: 868 1442
    M: 027 3781 846
    E: Karen.Fenn@gdc.govt.nz

    Committees:

    • Community Development & Services
    • Environmental Planning & Regulation 
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Larry Foster

    Councillor Larry Foster

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details

    Home P: 868 8927
    Work P: 867 8424
    M: 027 450 8814
    E: Larry.Foster@gdc.govt.nz

    Committees:

    • Community Development & Services
    • Environmental Planning & Regulation
    • Finance & Audit
    • Assets & Infrastructure
    • Hearings
    • Regional Transport
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Malcolm Maclean

    Councillor Malcolm Maclean

    Taruheru-Patutahi ward

    Contact details

    M: 027 222 1468
    E: Malcolm.Maclean@gdc.govt.nz

    Committees:

    • Community Development & Services
    • Environmental Planning & Regulation
    • Finance & Audit
    • Assets & Infrastructure
    • Hearings
    • Regional Transport 
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Pat Seymour

    Councillor Pat Seymour

    Tawhiti-Uawa ward

    Contact details

    P:  862 2697
    F: 862 2703
    M: 027 472 5997
    E: pnseymour@xtra.co.nz

    Committees:

    • Environmental Planning & Regulation (Chair)
    • Finance & Audit
    • Assets & Infrastructure
    • Hearings (Chair)
    • Regional Transport
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Graeme Thomson

    Councillor Graeme Thomson

    Waipaoa ward

    Contact details

    P:  862 8737
    F:  862 8197
    E:  thomson@gisborne.net.nz

    Committees:

    • Finance & Audit
    • Assets & Infrastructure (Chair)
    • Regional Transport
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Josh Wharehinga

    Councillor Josh Wharehinga

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details

    P: 027 51 25 195
    E: Josh.Wharehinga@gdc.govt.nz

    Committees:
    • Community Development & Services
    • Environmental Planning & Regulation
    • Finance & Audit
    • Hearings
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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  • Councillor Brian Wilson

    Councillor Brian Wilson

    Gisborne ward

    Contact details

    P:  868 8118
    F:  867 4675
    M:  027 237 8080
    E:  bwilson@paradise.net.nz

    Committees:

    • Finance & Audit (Chair)
    • Assets & Infrastructure
    • Future Tairāwhiti

    Link to committees

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