Your Councillors

Horizons Regional Council's governing body is made up of 12 publically elected councillors representing the following constituencies: Ruapehu, Wanganui, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Palmerston North, Tararua, Horowhenua-Kairanga. The last local body elections were held 8 October 2016, with our current councillors sitting for a three year term.

Our Council's role is to set the direction for the organisation through regular council and committee meetings. Meetings are predominantly held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays throughout the month at Palmerston North Regional House in Victoria Avenue. In addition to setting and monitoring policy through our plans and strategies, Council also keep abreast of local, regional, national and international matters, so that emerging issues of relevance for the Region can be investigated and planned for.
 

Constituency

Elected Representatives

Horowhenua-Kairanga

2

Manawatu-Rangitikei

2

Palmerston North

4

Ruapehu

1

Tararua

1

Wanganui

2

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Bruce Gordon

Bruce Gordon

Chairman

Cr Gordon is a member on the following committees:

  • Regional Council (Chair)
  • Strategy and Policy (Chair)
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment
  • Regional Transport (Chair)

265 Waimutu Road RD 2 Marton 4788
Bruce Rollinson

Bruce Rollinson

Cr Rollinson is a member on the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment
  • Audit, Risk and Investment (Chair)

836 Raetihi Road Ohakune 4691
Colleen Sheldon

Colleen Sheldon

Cr Sheldon is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment
  • Passenger Transport

1304 Rangiotu Road RD 7 Palmerston North 4477
David Cotton

David Cotton

Cr Cotton is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations (Chair)
  • Environment

Residential: 854 Rapanui Road, Wanganui 4574 Postal: PO Box 427, Wanganui 4540
Gordon McKellar

Gordon McKellar

Cr McKellar is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment (Chair)
  • Audit, Risk and Investment

Lees Road (Woodchester) RD 5 Feilding 4775
John Barrow

John Barrow

Cr Barrow is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment
  • Passenger Transport 

299 Maharahara Road RD 2 Dannevirke 4972
Lindsay Burnell QSM

Lindsay Burnell QSM

Cr Burnell is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations (Deputy Chair)
  • Environment
  • Audit, Risk and Investment
  • Manawatū River Users' Advisory Group (Chair)

146 Kuku Beach Road RD 20 Ohau 5570
Nicola Patrick

Nicola Patrick

Cr Patrick is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment
  • Audit, Risk and Investment
  • Passenger Transport

16 Ingestre Street, Wanganui 4500
Pat Kelly JP

Pat Kelly JP

Cr Kelly is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment (Deputy Chair)
  • Audit, Risk and Investment
  • Passenger Transport

16 Batt Street Palmerston North 4410
Paul Rieger QSO, JP

Paul Rieger QSO, JP

Deputy Chairman Palmerston North
06 357 8323
paul@rieger.co.nz
Paul Rieger QSO, JP

Paul Rieger QSO, JP

Deputy Chairman

Cr Rieger is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council (Deputy Chair)
  • Strategy and Policy (Deputy Chair)
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment
  • Audit, Risk and Investment (Deputy Chair)
  • Regional Transport (Deputy Chair)

35 Manapouri Crescent Palmerston North 4410
Rachel Keedwell

Rachel Keedwell

Cr Keedwell is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment
  • Audit, Risk and Investment 
  • Regional Transport
  • Passenger Transport (Chair)

24 Buick Crescent Palmerston North 4412
Wiremu Te Awe Awe

Wiremu Te Awe Awe

Cr Te Awe Awe is a member of the following committees:

  • Regional Council
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Catchment Operations
  • Environment

1180a Rangiotu Road RD7 Palmerston North 4477