Formerly New Zealand's High Commissioner to the Cook Islands and MP for the Northland Electorate of New Zealand.
JOHN CARTER - MAYOR OF THE FAR NORTH DISTRICT OF NEW ZEALAND
Moving forward together
Well its election time again and as you may have already noticed, I am putting both hands up for the job for another term. This first 3 years has been about putting right some of the things that were alarming the community, and changing the culture of the organisation to put our people first. It's also been about convincing the community that this Council has been about being "community led", and that it is the community who really should, and must, decide for itself what it wants, and the Council should back them.
I have really enjoyed meeting the many and varied communities in our Far North District, listening to their aspirations, and helping in any way I can to help them achieve great things. Regionally, we have also forged good strong links with our Northland neighbours and we have worked effectively as team pitching our ideas for a stronger Northland.
There is still much to do to consolidate the work I have started and I would be so grateful for your vote of confidence and another term as your Mayor.