Mayor and councillors

You can contact the Mayor and councillors any time to discuss your ideas, issues or concerns. They are your elected members to represent you and your community. The members were elected in October 2022 and will remain in office for 3 years. We will update this page as information becomes available.

Representation on external committees and sub-committees

The Council appoints members to represent it on a number of external organisations, including the following: 
Civil Defence Emergency Management Joint Committee: Mayor Guppy
Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee: Mayor Guppy and Councillor Hammond
Ōrongomai Marae Community Centre Trust: Mayor Guppy
Regional Transport Committee: Mayor Guppy - Deputy Mayor Swales as an alternate
Remutaka Hill Road Committee: Deputy Mayor Swales and Councillor Ultra
Wellington Region Leadership Committee: Mayor Guppy
Wellington Waste Forum: Deputy Mayor Swales - Councillor Holderness is an alternate
Wellington Water Committee: Mayor Guppy - Deputy Mayor Swales as an alternate
Zone 4 Local Government Association: Mayor Guppy and Councillor Newell


Elected Members' Register of Interests and Pecuniary Interests Summary

Elected members must declare any interests that may arise between their roles as members and any private or other external interests they may have. If any interests are declared, members should stand aside from decision-making related to any such interests.

The Elected Members' current Register of Interest(PDF, 105KB)

The current Pecuniary Interest Register(PDF, 94KB) 

Code of Conduct  

This Code of Conduct provides guidance on the standards of behaviour that are expected from elected members.

Elected Members expenses and allowances Policy  

The Elected Members Expenses and Allowances Policy covers the entitlement of elected members to allowances and contributions towards expenses. Each year the Remuneration Authority sets the remuneration and allowances for all elected members through the Local Government Members Determination. The payment of any or all allowances and expenses is at the discretion of the Upper Hutt City Council.