Mayor and Councillors

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Council consists of 6 Councillors who are elected by ward (Waioeka -Waiotahe, Ōpōtiki and the Coast ward) and the Mayor who is elected at large. A Coast Community Board represents the interests of the residents in the Coast ward.

Opotiki District Council 2019-2022


From left to right are Councillor Louis Rāpihana, Deputy Mayor Shona Browne, Councillor Steve Nelson, Councillor Debi Hocart, Councillor Barry Howe, Councillor David Moore, Mayor Lyn Riesterer.

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Mayor
Lyn Riesterer

Ward

District

​PH 07 315 3030
Mobile 021 160 2040​
lynr@odc.govt.nz
Deputy Mayor
Shona Browne

Ward
Ōpōtiki

Mobile 027 477 3761 
shonab@odc.govt.nz

Councillor
Barry Howe

Ward
Ōpōtiki

​PH 07 315 6003 (home)
PH 07 315 6335 (work)
Mobile 027 315 6345
bazzshazz@xtra.co.nz
Councillor
Steve Nelson

Ward
Ōpōtiki

Mobile 027 637 0549
steven@odc.govt.nz
Councillor
Debi Hocart

Ward
Waioeka/Waiotahe

Mobile 027 209 6002 ​
debih@odc.govt.nz​

Councillor
David Moore

Ward
Waioeka/Waiotahe

Mobile 027 2544 2628
davidm@odc.govt.nz
Councillor
Louis Rāpihana ​

Ward
Coast

Mobile 027 354 4483
louisr@odc.govt.nz​

Governance Statement 2016-2019 (PDF, 248KB)

Code of Conduct (PDF, 88KB)

Model Standing ​Orders​ (PDF, 644KB​)

Page reviewed: 04 Nov 2019 3:14pm