New councillors sworn in at Upper Hutt City Council
The 2019 local body elections saw a change of three
councillors at Upper Hutt. The Triennial meeting to swear in
the new Council was held at Expressions Whirinaki on
Wednesday 30 October at 3.00 pm.
The meeting included a
welcome from representatives of Ōrongomai Marae, Te
Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, Te Atiawa, and the Port Nicholson
Block Settlement Trust. Council’s Māori Cultural Group
also performed waiata at the event in support of the
Chief Executive Peter Kelly swore in Wayne Guppy
for his 7th term as Mayor of Upper Hutt (8th term on
Council). As part of the meeting, Mayor Guppy also appointed
Councillor Hellen Swales as Deputy Mayor.
were sworn in alphabetically by declaration with Councillor
Angela McLeod declaring in Te Reo.
Cr Dylan Bentley
Cr Blair Griffiths
Cr Paul Lambert
Angela McLeod Cr Heather Newell
Cr Hellen Swales
Cr Tracey Ultra
Cr Dave Wheeler
committee structure and membership will be decided at next
week’s extraordinary Council meeting on Wednesday, 6
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