Contact a Councillor

The Council is made up of the Mayor plus nine Councillors and is responsible for the governance and setting policy for the Council. There are three wards in the South Wairarapa District, with three Councillors elected from each ward. Although the Councillors are elected from a particular ward they must consider the impact on the whole district when making decisions.

The Council employs the Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the operational running of the organisation.

This document details the Ward boundaries.

 


Mayor Viv NapierMayor Viv Napier
Address:  13 Homestead Lane, Greytown
Email:  the.mayor@swdc.govt.nz
Phone: (06) 306 9611 xtn 832 (day)
Mobile:  021 499 764
Memberships: Council (Chair), CEO Review Committee, Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Hearings Committee, Civic Awards Working Party, Community Board Working Party, Tenders Working Party, Wairarapa Combined District Plan Working Group (joint), Regional Transport Committee, Remutaka Hill Road Committee, Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy Governance Group (Visitor and Tourism portfolio).
 

Deputy Mayor Brian JephsonDeputy Mayor Brian Jephson
Ward:  Martinborough
Address:  Palliser Bay Station, RD2, Featherston
Phone: (06) 308 8956
Mobile: 027 502 6198

Memberships: Council, Maori Standing Committee, Assets and Services Committee (Chair), CEO Review Committee, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (Chair), Planning and Regulatory Committee, Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Assessment Group (Chair), Hearings Committee, Wairarapa Combined District Plan Working Group (joint), Wairarapa Committee, Awhea Opouawe Scheme Committee, and Wellington Region Climate Change Working Group and Regional Transport Committee (proxy).


Councillor Margaret CraigCouncillor Margaret Craig
Ward:  Greytown
Address:  13 Jellicoe Street, Greytown
Email:  margaret.craig@swdc.govt.nz
Phone: (06) 304 8557
Mobile: 021 236 4600
Memberships: Council, District Licensing Committee (Deputy Chair), CEO Review Committee, Civic Awards Working Party (Chair), Community Housing Working Party.

Councillor Colin WrightCouncillor Colin Wright
Ward:  Greytown
Address:  12 Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown
Email:  colin.wright@swdc.govt.nz
Phone: (06) 304 8995
Mobile: 027 220 8788
Memberships: Council, Greytown Community Board, Assets and Services Committee, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, Planning and Regulatory Committee, Community Board Working Party, Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Wairarapa Committee (voting),  Waiohine Floodplain Management Plan Steering Group, Community Board Working Party, Cobblestones Museum Board, Community Housing Working Party.
 

Councillor Pip MaynardCouncillor Pip Maynard
Ward:  Martinborough
Address:  17A Cambridge Road, Martinborough
Phone: (06) 306 8363
Mobile: 021 683 638
Memberships: Council, Martinborough Community Board, Maori Standing Committee, Planning and Regulatory Committee, Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Community Safety and Resilience Working Party and Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Assessment Group.
 

Councillor Pam ColensoCouncillor Pam Colenso
Ward:  Martinborough
Address:  30 New York Street, Martinborough
Email:  pam.colenso@swdc.govt.nz
Phone: (06) 306 9503
Mobile: 027 441 4892
Memberships: Council, Martinborough Community Board, Assets and Services Committee, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, Community Safety and Resilience Working Party (Chair), Civic Awards Working Party, Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Community Board Working Party, Community Housing Working Party, Wairarapa Library Service Joint Committee, Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Joint Committee, Wellington Region Waste Forum, Wairarapa Safer Community Trust Board.
 

Colin Olds PhotoCouncillor Colin Olds
Ward:  Featherston
Address:  59 Moroa Road, RD1, Featherston
Email:  colin.olds@swdc.govt.nz
Phone: (06) 308 6062
Mobile: (027) 432 9951
Memberships: Council, Featherston Community Board, Assets and Services Committee, Planning and Regulatory Committee (Chair), CEO Review Committee, Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Water Race Sub-committee (Chair), Wairarapa Councils Combined District Plan Working Group (joint), Lower Valley Development Scheme Advisory Committee, Whaitua Committee, GWRC Cycle Trails, Hearings Committee, Wairarapa Moana Governance Group, Wairarapa Road Safety Council and Community Housing Working Party.


Councillor Lee CarterCouncillor Lee Carter
Ward:  Featherston
Address:  34 Lyon Street, Featherston
Phone: (06) 308 9843
Mobile: 027 248 1364
Memberships: Council, Assets and Services Committee, Planning and Regulatory Committee, Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Community Safety and Resilience Working Party, Civic Awards Working Party, Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund Assessment Group, Wairarapa Safer Community Trust Board, Creative Communities Assessment Group, Wellington Region Climate Change Working Group (voting alternate).
 

Councillor Ross VickeryCouncillor Ross Vickery
Ward:  Featherston
Address:  103 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston
Phone: (06) 308 8038
Mobile: 027 513 1417
Memberships: Council, Featherston Community Board, Maori Standing Committee, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, Planning and Regulatory Committee, Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Community Housing Working Party, Community Board Working Party, and Wairarapa Policies Working Group (joint).
 

Mike Gray PhotoCouncillor Mike Gray
Ward: 
Greytown
Address:  16 Udy Street, Greytown
Email:  mike.gray@swdc.govt.nz
Phone: 06 304 9376
Mobile: 027 857 2508
Memberships: Council, Greytown Community Board, Assets and Services Committee, Water Race Sub-committee, Wairarapa Policies Working Group (joint), Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Working Party, Waiohine Floodplain Management Steering Group.