In association with Eastern Bay Villages, Grey Power Whakatane organised two events for the public to meet the candidates standing for councillors in the Whakatane & Ohope Ward, plus the Mayor of Whakatane District Council.
The first of these two events took place on September 5 and was to meet the candidates standing for the five positions on the Whakatane & Ohope Ward, the second was held on September 10, this being to meet the candidates standing for Mayor. Both of these events were held in the main hall of the Knox Presbyterian Church on Domain Road, Whakatane; with nominally 100/120 people attending each.
Below are the candidates who attended together with, where one has been provided, a transcript of their presentation.
Candidates For Whakatane & Ohope Ward – (5 Positions)
Tony Boynton Neil Larking Scott Jarrett Doug McClean
Candidates Standing For Mayor
Leslie Immink Julie Jukes Victor Luca
Russel Orr Judy Turner Pouroto Ngaropo