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The elected Council is made up of the Mayor and twelve Councillors. They are responsible for determining local legislation and defining the overall vision for the city.

The Mayor and Councillors appoint a Chief Executive (CE) to manage Council operations and lead the Council's administrative organisation. The CE has statutory powers granted by the Local Government Act and other powers granted at the discretion of the elected Council.

The CE is responsible for:

  • Advising the Mayor and Councillors on policy matters.
  • Ensuring any policy adopted by the Council is correctly implemented.
  • The CE performs these responsibilities by delegating tasks and authority to a Senior Management Team and other Council staff.
  • Recruiting any other Council staff required in order to achieve the directions of the elected Council.

Councillor Faye White in October 2016. Faye White

Term: Sixth term as councillor, second as Deputy Mayor
Ward: Councillors at Large

021 260 4873

Responsibilities: Chair Community Services, Hearings committee, HB Museums Trust, Joint Alcohol Strategy Advisory Group, Ahuriri Business Association Inc., Napier City Business Inc., Earthquake Survivors Afternoon Tea Organising Committee, Deputy Chair District Licensing Committee, Deputy Chair Chief Executive Contract Committee.

Interests: First and foremost my family and friends, being involved in outdoor activities - walking and cycling and attending the gym. I love being active in the community and enjoy the arts, ballet and the wonderful offerings that our amazing city provides for its residents.


Councillor Keith Price October 2016. Keith Price

Term: Fourth term as councillor
Ward: Councillors at Large

+64 6 843 1143
027 412 1413

Responsibilities: Chair Strategy and Infrastructure Committee, Hawke's Bay Regional Transport Committee, District Licensing Committee, HB Sports Council, iWays Shared Paths, Local Alcohol Committee, Joint Alcohol Strategy Advisory Group, HB Drinking Water Joint Committee. 

Other Work: Shareholder in Wiseys Pies and Bakehouse.

Interests: I'm a family man married to Amy with children and grandchildren. I love all sport and support the Magpies. I enjoy working to make Napier the best place in the world. I like fishing and going to the beach.


Councillor Richard McGrath October 2016. Richard McGrath

Term: Second term as councillor
Ward: Councillors at Large

+64 6 843 9477
021 067 3448

Responsibilities: HB Crematorium Committee, Health Advocacy Trust, Port Noise Liaison Committee.

Other Work: Assistant Sports Facilitator for St Patrick's School.

Interests: My partner Kathleen and I enjoy raising our two primary-aged boys in Napier. I enjoy most sports and coaching rugby and cricket and love walking and biking in Napier.

Tony Jeffery

Tony Jeffery - Councillor at Large

Term: Fifth term as councillor
Ward: Councillors at Large

+64 6 835 7681
021 469 786

Responsibilities: Chair Regulatory Committee, Chair Hearings Committee, Chief Executive Contract Committee, Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy Implementation Working Party (HPUDS) Joint Committee, Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee.

Other Work: Justice of the Peace.

Interests: Leisure time is spent with my family, I enjoy the management and preservation of heritage buildings.

Councillor Maxine Boag October 2016. Maxine Boag

Term: Fourth term as councillor
Ward: Nelson Park Ward

+64 6 835 6495
021 024 70484

Responsibilities: Chair Grants Committee, Chair Keep Napier Beautiful, Deputy Chair Creative Communities Committee, Positive Aging Trust Hawke's Bay, Napier Disability Advisory Group.

Other Work: Napier Grey Power committee, Tu Tangata Maraenui Trust, Maraenui Community Council, HB Multicultural Association member, National Council of Women.

Interests: Reading, gym, social media, socialising with friends and family, social justice.

Councillor Annette Brosnan October 2016. Annette Brosnan

Term: Second term as councillor
Ward: Onekawa-Tamatea Ward

+64 6 844 4237
027 337 9303

Responsibilities: Deputy Chair Strategy and Infrastructure, Historic Places Hawke's Bay, Napier Neighbourhood Support Trust, Holt Planetarium Trust, Joint Work Futures Project Steering Committee.

Other Work: Hawke's Bay Regional Council - Consent Advisor.

Interests: Napier born and raised. Qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Studies double majoring in Marketing and Management. Interests include family, environmental regulation, tourism and marketing, Napier community networks, food and wine.

Councillor Graeme Taylor October 2016. Graeme Taylor

Term: Second term as councillor
Ward: Taradale Ward

+64 6 845 1400
+64 6 845 9225
027 289 4940

Responsibilities: Deputy Chair Regulatory Committee, Deputy Chair Hearing Committee, Civil Defence Emergency Management - alternative to Mayor, HB Crematorium Committee, Regional Cycling Project Delivery Group.

Interests: Married to Wendy with two adult children and four grandchildren. Interests include most sports, active cyclist, avid hunter-gatherer, average golfer, travel and spending time with family and friends.

kirsten wiseKirsten Wise

Term: Second term as councillor
Ward: Councillors At Large

+64 6 211 3249
+64 6 834 0771
021 222 4403

Responsibilities: Chair Finance Committee, Hearings Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Earthquake Survivors Afternoon Tea Organising Committee, HB Medical Research Foundation, Napier Civic Field of Remembrance Committee.

Other Work: Director Black & White Accounting Limited, Director Black & White Mortgages | Insurance Limited.

Interests: Participating in trail running/walking events, supporting local sports teams, enjoying the many high quality Hawke's Bay restaurants and wineries, music, reading and theatre.

Councillor Claire Hague October 2016. Claire Hague

Term: First term as councillor
Ward: Councillors at Large

021 717 436

Responsibilities: Deputy Chair Finance, Audit and Risk committee; Pukemokimoki Marae Committee; Rotary Pathways Trust; Port Noise Liaison Committee.

Other work: I have my own business providing mentoring, support and training to leaders and staff in education, business and community organisations.

Interests: I enjoy cycling and walking on our wonderful pathways, reading, spending time with my lovely family and friends and supporting young people in the community.

Councillor Larry Dallimore October 2016. Larry Dallimore

Term: First term as councillor
Ward: Ahuriri

021 136 9932

Responsibilities: Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee, Omarunui Refuse Landfill Joint Council Committee, Joint Waste Futures Project Steering Committee.

Interests: Married to Sue and we love leisure time with family and friends. My sporting interests include rugby, cricket and golf. I enjoy the outdoors, cycling, walking, fishing and travel. My interest in the environment includes protecting local beaches and natural reserves.

Councillor Tania Wright October 2016. Tania Wright

Term: Fourth term as councillor
Ward: Taradale

027 203 3197

Responsibilities: Deputy Chair Community Services, Hearings, Chair Arts Advisory Panel, Creative Arts Napier Inc., Art Deco Trust, Taradale Marketing Association, Chair Creative Communities New Zealand Assessment Committee.

Interests: Walking, reading and spending time with my family - especially my grandchildren.

Councillor Apiata Tapine October 2016. Api Tapine

Term: First term as councillor
Ward: Nelson Park

027 459 9761

Responsibilities: Māori Consultative Committee, Creative Communities NZ Assessment committee, Grants sub-committee, Omaranui Joint Refuse Landfill Committee, Joint Waste Futures Project Steering Committee.

Other work: Regional Learning Coordinator for EIT Maraenui Campus, Trustee on Tatou Tatou O Te Wairoa, Chairman of Te Reinga Mārae.

Interests: I'm a father and grandfather - family is the core of my passion. I invest my energies in activities and roles that empower and create more resilient communities, activities and facilities that are family centred. I still enjoy limited recreational activities that enable exploration in and around our region i.e. sports, fishing, community events, camping, arts, cultural and social activities. I have a Bachelor of Business, but have acquired most of my skills from working across industries and from within employment, with a developing passion for social and economic revitalisation.


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