Lyall back as deputy mayor

Three new councillors and eight returning ones were sworn in at the district council's inaugural...
Three new councillors and eight returning ones were sworn in at the district council's inaugural meeting last week.
Malcolm Lyall is back as deputy mayor after a unanimous vote from his district council colleagues.

The vote took place at the inaugural district council meeting last week where the councillors were also sworn in.

It was newcomers Shane Epiha, Sophie McInnes and Jenny Gallagher first meeting as councillors.

They, along with family and friends, were welcomed into the Tai Tapu Community Centre with a mihi whakatau led by representatives of Te Taumutu Rūnanga.

Mayor Sam Broughton spoke about his hopes for the long-term view of the district council as he took the oath of office, before overseeing his fellow councillors as they took the oath. 

“My hope for this council for the next three years is that we will continue making decisions our children will be proud of, he said.

“Decisions that are timely for today, but also thinking about the future needs of Selwyn. It’s an exciting time to be in a leadership position and there’s also a responsibility to spend public money wisely.” 

The inaugural meeting of the Malvern Community Board followed the district council’s,

The five board members were sworn in and John Morten was elected chair with Karen Meares as deputy chair.

 

 

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