The elected Council comprises the Mayor and ten Councillors and is elected citywide, every three years.

The elected Council meets on a six-weekly cycle and is responsible for community leadership and setting the policy direction for Upper Hutt City. In undertaking its democratic activities the Council strives to have a fully informed community, the majority of which is satisfied with the elected Council’s performance.

Refer to the Resources & Links section for more information about Upper Hutt City Council’s governance, meeting schedule, committees, agendas and minutes and management team.

Contact Kate Glanville, Principal Advisor – Democratic Services on (04) 527 2144 or email kate.glanville@uhcc.govt.nz for further queries.

Remuneration

Remuneration for elected officials is determined by the Remuneration Authority. For more information about the current remuneration figures and the Remuneration Authority, visit http://remauthority.govt.nz/clients-remuneration/local-government-elected-officials/.

Mayor and councillor contact details and portfolios

The contact details for the Mayor and Councillors are displayed below and can also be downloaded in PDF format.

Councillor contact page [PDF 1.9 MB]

Wayne Guppy

His Worship the Mayor Wayne Guppy, JP
Telephone [Work]: (04) 527 2189
Telephone [Home]: (04) 527 8331
Mobile: 027 277 1550
Email: wayne.guppy@uhcc.govt.nz
Facebook: /mayor.wayneguppy

John Gwilliam

Deputy Mayor John Gwilliam
26D Chatsworth Road, Silverstream
Telephone: (04) 527 9727
Mobile: 027 527 9727
Email: john@mainstreetlegal.co.nz

Chris Carson

Chris Carson QSM
9 Toledo Grove, Totara Park
Mobile: 021 041 5969
Email: carsonassociatesnz@gmail.com

Ros Connelly

Ros Connelly
19 Penny Lane, Silverstream
Telephone: (04) 528 2792
Mobile: 027 733 5076
Email: hello@rosconnelly.nz
Facebook: /rosconnellyforupperhutt

Blair Griffiths

Blair Griffiths
Hillside Auto Wreckers,
15–17 Blenheim Street
Mobile: 027 451 9561
Email: crblairgriffiths@gmail.com

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert
1296A Akatarawa Road
Telephone: (04) 526 3660
Mobile: 022 130 1697
Email: spellbound@xtra.co.nz

Glenn McArthur

Glenn McArthur
3 Streets Way
Telephone: (04) 526 4184
Mobile: 027 542 9308
Email: glmca@xtra.co.nz

Angela McLeod

Angela McLeod
227C Whitemans Valley Road
Telephone: (04) 528 2288
Mobile: 027 497 2761
Email: crangelamcleod@gmail.com
Facebook: /CrAngelaMcLeod

Hellen Swales

Hellen Swales
28D Marlborough Street, Silverstream
Mobile: 027 528 6799
Email: hellen.swales@gmail.com

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor
Mobile: 027 337 8371
Email: stevetayloruh42@gmail.com
Facebook: /SteveTaylorUH

Dave Wheeler

Dave Wheeler
37A Heretaunga Square, Heretaunga
Telephone: (04) 528 2254
Mobile: 027 769 2390
Email: wheeler.dave@xtra.co.nz

Listing of all Upper Hutt Mayors

Upper Hutt Town Board Chairmen

1908-10 GI Benge
1910-12 J Harrison
1912-14 RH Webb
1914-18 P Robertson
1918-20 GA Campbell
1920-24 W Greig
1924-26 AJ McCurdy

Upper Hutt Borough Council

1926-7 AJ McCurdy
1927-31 P Robertson
1931-38 AJ McCurdy
1938-41 P Robertson
1941-47 J Blewman
1947-50 EW Nicolaus
1950-53 GL Williams
1953-59 RHE Slacke
1959-66 PH Kinsman

Upper Hutt City Council

1966-68 PH Kinsman
1968-71 GH Thomas
1971-77 Mrs DT Nicholson (first woman Mayor )
1977-2001 RS Kirton (New Zealand’s longest serving current Mayor when he retired)
2001- W Guppy

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Last updated on 21 Sep 2018