Deputy Mayor Appointed

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Second term councillor, Marie Black, has been appointed to the role of Deputy Mayor of the Hurunui District.

Mayor Winton Dalley who declined to use the new Mayoral powers to make the appointment was pleased with the Councils decision to appoint Marie. “Marie is highly regarded and respected and her in depth knowledge of the Hurunui district, and her relationships with the people of our local communities, makes Marie entirely suited for the role.” he said.

Marie Black lives in Waikari and represents the Amuri-Hurunui Ward. Marie is employed by the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, is the chair of the Hawarden-Waikari Community Trust, and attends the Glenmark Rural Women’s Dinner Group.

Marie has enjoyed representing the Amuri-Hurunui Ward and is looking forward to what the next three year term will bring. “I will continue to advocate for our district and work collaboratively with my community of Hawarden and Waikari and create a district we can all be proud of” says Marie. “My goals for this council are to continue to strive for successful governance and leadership for the community that we all call home”.

Marie and her husband Dave farm in the Waikari Valley, they both have long family history in the Hurunui area.

Marie and Dave’s three adult daughters are married and living in the greater Christchurch area while their son lives and works in the Hurunui district.

For further information contact:

Audrey van der Monde
Manager Community and Corporate Services
03 314 0012 / 0275 283 739
audrey.vandermonde@hurunui.govt.nz