Mayor and Councillors

Left to right: Dr. Jason Smith (Mayor), Karen Joyce-Paki, Julie Geange, Libby Jones, Peter Wethey (Deputy Mayor), Johnathan Larsen, Victoria del la Varis-Woodcock, Anna Curnow, Absent: Andrew Wade


Dr Jason Smith (Mayor)

Tena koutou nga tangata o te rohe o Kaipara. I am a fifth generation Kaipara local, Dargaville-born and raised in Ruawai, passionate about the place, its environment, and making great futures here.

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Peter Wethey (Deputy Mayor)

Peter Wethey is married and lives permanently at Mangawhai Heads. He and his wife, Jane, together have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

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Libby Jones

Libby Jones is committed to community well‑being and sound governance. She seeks to be well informed in order to make the best decisions for the whole district.

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Jonathan Larsen

Jonathan Larsen has been involved in Kaipara district all of his life.

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Karen Joyce-Paki

Dargaville and its surrounds has been Karen’s home and community for over 40 years.

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Andrew Wade

Andrew Wade grew up locally. Early in his working career he completed a plumbing apprenticeship and has travelled extensively.

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Anna Curnow

Anna is a mother of two daughters who lives in Ruawai with her dairy farmer partner, Garth Preston.

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Victoria Del La Varis-Woodcock

Victoria del la Varis-Woodcock is a long time Kaipara identity, who has lived in Pouto, at Rotu Valley and for the last 10 years on Avoca Road, in the area between Waihue and Tangowahine Valleys.

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Julie Geange

Julie has lived in the Kaipara District for over 20 years, she has a background in the rural sector and strong business management skills.

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