Congratulations to our new council

31/10/2019 3:00 p.m.

​Congratulations to our new council, sworn in this morning at the Ōpōtiki RSA.

We had a fantastic turnout for the pohiri which was followed by the inaugural meeting of Council.

Mayor Lyn Riesterer has announced Councillor Shona Browne as your new Deputy Mayor.

This special event marked a very proud day for the community and our thanks go to all involved. You can see more photos and read more about it in next Tuesday's Ōpōtiki News Newspaper.


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


Mayor Lyn Riesterer with Coast Community Board (CCB) Members. Left to right are Allen Waenga (Deputy Chair CCB), Mike Collier, Gail Keepa, Louis Rāpihana (Chair CCB) and Jack Parata.


Mayor Lyn Riesterer reads the oath.


Deputy Mayor Shona Browne reads the oath - with Mayor Lyn Riesterer.


Councillor Debi Hocart reads the oath - with Mayor Lyn Riesterer.


Councillor Barry Howe reads the oath - with Mayor Lyn Riesterer.


Councillor David Moore after reading his oath - with Mayor Lyn Riesterer.


Councillor Steve Nelson after reading his oath - with Mayor Lyn Riesterer.


Councillor Louis Rāpihana reads his oath - with Mayor Lyn Riesterer.

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