Following elections earlier this month, the new Waikato District Council was sworn in at a ceremony in Ngaruawahia on Thursday night.
Chief Executive, Gavin Ion, presided at a ceremony attended by family members to swear in re-elected Mayor, Allan Sanson, and the 13 councillors who will represent the district’s 69,900 residents across ten wards for the next three years.
Seven councillors were re-elected and are joined on council by six new comers for the Awaroa ki Tuakau, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Onewhero-Te Akau, Raglan and Tamahere wards. Dynes Fulton was, last night, also appointed Deputy Mayor for the triennium.
Councillors Clint Baddeley (Raglan), Rosemarie Costar (Onewhero-Tuakau), Wally Hayes (Tamahere), Lionel Petersen (Awaroa ki Tuakau), and Graham Tait (Huntly) all retired from council at the end of last term.