Mayor and Councillors


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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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Anna Curnow (Deputy Mayor)

Anna has lived in Kaipara for over 13 years and has a passion for our beautiful district and the opportunities that exist from coast to coast.

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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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Karen Joyce-Paki

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

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Jonathan Larsen

Believes Council should be run for the benefit of the ratepayers and residents.

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Mark Vincent

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Peter Wethey

Peter is experienced in good governance having served as Chair of both a large grammar school and an incorporated society.

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Eryn Wilson-Collins

Eryn’s focus in her first term as a Councillor is to ensure communication and transparency between the elected members and the public.

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David Wills

I see an important part of my role as councillor as talking with local groups, getting their input and in turn providing updates on council progress.

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