Councillors

Tui Lewis

Deputy Mayor and Harbour Ward Councillor

I first served on the Petone Community Board in 2010, elected to Council in 2013 and re-elected 2016. I was appointed Deputy Mayor in 2019.

Being involved in the community with local service groups and sports over the past 40 years in Petone has been valuable; I’ve built wonderful friendships and have growing connections with so many people from all walks of life.

Relaxing for me is either, a day in the garden or taking long walks with friends followed by cooking and sharing a meal together.

My background is in hospitality and technology and I find being a Councillor a wonderful mix of both people and business.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council (Deputy Chair)
  • Communities Committee (Chair)
  • District Plan Review Subcommittee (Deputy Chair)
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee (Deputy Chair)
  • Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee (Deputy Chair)
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Alternate)
  • Eastbourne Community Board
  • Petone Community Board
  • Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee
  • Whaitua Te-Whanganui-a-Tara
  • Petone 2040
  • Wellington Water Committee (Alternate)
  • Wellington Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint Committee (Alternate)
  • Property Working Group for Advancing Strategic Projects
  • Long Term Plan Working Group
  • Major Projects Board
  • Wellington Regional Leadership Committee (alternate)

Declared Interests

  • CPR Contingency Planning and Recovery Limited (shareholder)
  • Paerata Trust
  • R&P Davis Whanau Trust
  • Rotary Club of Petone
  • House in Petone (joint owner)

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • CPR Contingency Planning and Recovery Limited (shareholder)
  • M.E. LTD
  • Rangitua Ahu Whenua Trust
  • Joseph Lewis Whanau Trust
  • Rotary Club of Petone
  • Petone Rugby Club
  • Petone Community Patrol
  • Petone Working Men’s Club
  • House in Petone (joint owner)

Contact details

E:   tui.lewis@huttcity.govt.nz
T:   04 970 5159
M:  021 271 6249

Glenda Barratt

Central Ward Councillor

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Traffic Subcommittee
  • Central Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • Jenny Craig Lower Hutt & Wellington (manager)
  • Marriage and funeral celebrant
  • Rotarian
  • Justice of the Peace

Contact details

E:   glenda.barratt@huttcity.govt.nz
M:  021 128 9377

Josh Briggs

City Wide Councillor

Josh lives with his wife and children in Wainuiomata. He is in his second term as a City Councillor and previously did a term on the Wainuiomata Community Board. He is also a member of the Hutt Valley District Health Board.

Josh has a background in youth work, community development, health, philanthropy and governance. He brings this experience and his unique skill set to the role as City Councillor both in the community and at the decision making table.

If you would like to raise an issue or opportunity with Josh please get in touch, he looks forward to hearing from you.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee (Chair)
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Deputy Chair)
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee (Chair)
  • LGNZ Zone 4
  • Epuni Care and Protection Facility
  • Wellington Region Climate Change Forum
  • Major Projects Board
  • Long Term Plan Working Group
  • Central Community Funding Panel (alternate)
  • Northern Community Funding Panel (alternate)

Declared interests

  • Hutt Valley DHB (board member)
  • Thankyou Payroll - shares
  • House in Wainuiomata (joint owner)

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • Hutt Valley DHB (employee)
  • ABI Rehabilitation (employee)
  • Thankyou Payroll - shares
  • House in Wainuiomata (joint owner)

Contact details

E: josh.briggs@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 021 686 830

Keri Brown

Wainuiomata Ward Councillor

Keri is a proud Wainuiomata resident with two children. She comes from a community and public service background. Working in public policy, employment and non-government organisational funding. She has been an adviser to a Minister of Maori Affairs and is particularly interested in outcomes framework design. Working in the Wainuiomata community for the last eight years has provided in-depth understanding of the issues and amazing opportunities for this outstanding community. She is a strong advocate for housing / homelessness and elderly.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • District Plan Review Subcommittee
  • District Licensing Committee
  • Wainuiomata Community Board
  • Cycleways Project Group

Declared interests

  • Urban Plus Limited (Council appointed director)
  • Hutt Valley DHB (board member)
  • Energy Hardship Expert Panel (chair)
  • Arakura School Board (trustee)
  • Shea Pita & Associates Limited (associate)
  • House in Wainuiomata (joint owner)
  • Bach in Timaru

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • Fulton Hogan / John Holland (employee)
  • House in Wainuiomata (joint owner)

Contact details

E: keri.brown@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 021 829 559

Brady Dyer

Brady is a first-term councillor having spent the last three years on the Petone Community Board. Brady lives in Waiwhetu with his wife, Emma, and their daughter, Scarlett. Brady owns a photography business, and a bridal dress shop with his wife.

He attended Hutt International Boys’ School before graduating from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce & Administration (double majoring in Electronic Commerce & Information Systems Management).

His hobbies include travelling, photography, technology and spending quality time with friends & family.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • District Plan Review Subcommittee
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Chair)
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee
  • LGNZ Zone 4
  • Creative Communities Panel
  • Safe Hutt Valley Governance Group
  • Regional Transport Committee (Alternate)
  • Petone 2040 (Alternate)
  • Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust (Chair)
  • Eastern Community Funding Panel (alternate)
  • Western Community Funding Panel (alternate)

Declared interests

  • Duplico Media Limited
  • Brady Dyer Photography
  • Web Boutique
  • Gemtech Solutions
  • ABBA Trust
  • Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust (HCC appointed member)
  • Various NZX, ASX & NASDAQ listed companies – all <0.01% shareholdings
  • house in Taita (joint owner)

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • Bluebelle Bridal Company Ltd
  • Petone Working Men's Club (member)
  • House in Taita (joint owner)

Contact details

E: brady.dyer@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 021 246 8888

Simon Edwards

City Wide Councillor

I was raised in Invercargill and Dunedin but left for the North Island as an 18-year-old to train as a journalist. I met, and eventually married, fellow journalism student Lee-Anne and we have lived in Belmont, Lower Hutt, since 1989. We raised three kids and worked together for many years at the Hutt News, where I was editor from 1989 until 2016.

I represented the Central Ward on Hutt City Council from 2016-2019, and stood as a city-wide councillor for my second term. If there isn’t a council meeting or community event on, I'm likely to be out walking the dogs, gardening or pursuing an interest in craft beers.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee (Chair)
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • District Licensing Committee (Chair)
  • District Plan Review Subcommittee (Chair)
  • Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee
  • Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee
  • Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Joint Committee
  • Property Working Group for Advancing Strategic Projects
  • LGNZ Zone 4 (Alternate)
  • Long Term Plan Working Group
  • Major Projects Board
  • Western Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • Federated Farmers of NZ (communications advisor)
  • Hutt Hospital Foundation Trust (trustee)
  • Belmont Predator-Free Group
  • Rotary Hutt Valley
  • Pareraho Forest Trust
  • Former long serving employee of the Hutt News
  • House in Belmont (joint owner)

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • Various Maori land holdings and trusts (none in the Wellington region)
  • House in Belmont (joint owner)

Contact details

E: simon.edwards@huttcity.govt.nz
T: 04 565 1084
M: 027 484 8892

Deborah Hislop

City Wide Councillor

I am a long-time resident of Hutt City. I have 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren. I am the Practice Manager at Lower Hutt Law Firm, Gillespie Young Watson/HomeLegal.

I have been involved with Hutt City Council for many years. I was a Central Ward Committee member from 2001 – 2004 and in 2004 was elected as a Central Ward Councillor. I served 2 terms in that role and also chaired a committee. In July 2010 I decided to step away from Council duties to spend more time with my family.

I always knew that I wanted to return and made a decision to stand for election in 2019 and was thrilled to be re-elected as a City Wide Councillor.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family. I love the outdoors whether it is walking, cycling or going to the beach. I am also an avid reader.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee (Chair)
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Alternate)
  • Chief Executive’s Employment Subcommittee
  • Property Working Group for Advancing Strategic Projects
  • Long Term Plan Working Group
  • Council representative and director Seaview Marina Limited
  • Major Projects Board
  • Central Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • Seaview Marina Ltd (Council appointed representative)
  • Gillespie Young Watson (practice manager)
  • Trustee and beneficiary of residential property owned by the Hislop Family Trust

Contact details

E: deborah.hislop@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 027 457 0567

Chris Milne

Western Ward Councillor

Chris was born in Lower Hutt and graduated from Otago University with an LLB and a BComm. He worked for Ernst & Young in Wellington and then for HSBC in London and New York and for the Royal Bank of Canada in London and Toronto. On return to NZ he co-authored an environmental law textbook and lectured in corporate finance. For eight years from 1996 he was Chief of Staff for Hon Richard Prebble MP. In 2004 he became a Hutt City Councillor and set up a business consultancy, specialising in technology for business productivity.

He is currently a shareholder and director of Kaynemaile Ltd, a manufacturer of polycarbonate architectural mesh, exported to over 20 countries. He’s also a director and shareholder in Martinez Ltd, a manufacturer of fine Spanish chorizo.

Chris is a Trustee of Nikau Foundation, Wellington’s community foundation, and a trustee of Nga Manu Nature Reserve on the Kapiti Coast. He is married to Jan with three children, all of whom have flown the nest and live in Auckland, Melbourne and London.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Western Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • NZ Taxpayers' Union (board member)
  • Martinez Limited (director)
  • BoardPro Limited (shareholder) <5%
  • QA Tech Limited t/a Conqa (shareholder) <5%
  • Signal Corporation Limited (shareholder) <5%
  • Willis Bond Capital Partners - LP <5%
  • Arcadia Associates – partner (50%) (from 2004
  • Nikau Foundation – trustee (from Feb 2011)
  • Community Foundations of New Zealand – board member (from June 2015)
  • Nga Manu Trust – trustee (from July 2013)
  • Maungaraki Tennis Club Inc. – committee member (from August 2003)
  • Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand – life member (from 1995)
  • House in Normandale (joint owner)

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • Arcadia Associates – partner (50%) (from 2004)
  • Te Awakairangi Health PHO (employee)
  • Hutt Valley Tennis Incorporated – chair (since 2014)
  • House in Normandale (joint owner)

Contact details

E:  chris.milne@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 027 442 2708

Andy Mitchell

Eastern Ward Councillor

Born and raised in Wellington, Andy Mitchell has lived in Lower Hutt for 12 years. He and his wife are raising two sons in Naenae. Andy has a professional background in broadcasting and communications, most recently working in the education and community sectors.

An active member of his local community, Andy has been president of Naenae Playcentre and a Board of Trustees member at Rātā Street School. He founded the Naenae Nature Trust to engage locals with protecting and enhancing the natural environment, and the Naenae Residents’ Association to give residents a voice and purpose. An active conservationist, he is also chairperson of Forest & Bird’s Lower Hutt branch.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Traffic Subcommittee
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Wellington Region Climate Change Forum
  • Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Joint Committee (Alternate)
  • Keep Hutt City Beautiful Executive Committee
  • Eastern Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • Radio Active FM Limited (director)
  • Naenae Nature Trust (trustee)
  • Radio Active Charitable Trust (trustee)
  • Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust (trustee)
  • Forest & Bird (Lower Hutt branch chairperson)
  • Naenae Residents’ Association
  • Naenae Bowling Club (social member)
  • House in Naenae (joint owner)

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • Oranga Tamariki (employee)
  • Team Naenae Trust (trustee)
  • Naene Bowing Club (social member)
  • House in Naenae (joint owner)

Contact details

E: andy.mitchell@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 021 136 1589

Shazly Rasheed

City Wide Councillor

I moved to New Zealand from Maldives 24 years ago and live in Lower Hutt with my husband and two young boys. I have owned my multi award business Shazly Experience in Lower Hutt for the last 14 years.

I am the founder of the region’s first purpose-built sustainable hair and beauty salon. It is the only salon in the Hutt Valley recognised by HITO as a ‘Training Champion’ for training New Zealand’s top hairdressing apprentices. I was awarded Wellington region’s most inspirational role model at the Her Business Awards. I am a founding member of Southern End Business Group to revitalise Hutt CBD, an active fundraiser for Te Omanga Hospice and our local schools.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Alternate)
  • District Licensing Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Creative Communities Panel
  • Safe Hutt Valley Governance Group
  • Epuni Care and Protection Facility
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee
  • Eastern Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • Stylish Spa Limited
  • Rasheed Family Trust
  • Founding member of South End Business Group
  • House in Woburn (joint owner)

Spouse/partner declared interests

  • IR Legal Limited
  • IR Holdings Limited
  • Rasheed Family Trust
  • House in Woburn (joint owner)

Contact details

E: shazly.rasheed@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 021 266 4822

Naomi Shaw

City Wide Councillor

I was born in the Hutt Valley and have lived here all my life. I was raised in Taita along with my five siblings and attended Pomare School, Taita Intermediate and Taita College. I have 2 adult children and four mokopuna and live in Stokes Valley.

I taught at Naenae College for 18 years before taking up a softball development role at Softball NZ.

I have attained success in Softball at the highest level as a NZ player, captain and coach. I was honoured to receive a NZ Order of Merit MNZM in 2019 for distinguished service to my sport. I am also the recipient of a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award and a Hutt City Council Civic Honour. I am a Hutt Valley and Wellington Sport Legend and in the NZ Sport Hall of Fame 1999, Softball NZ Hall of Fame 2001 and the International Softball Hall of Fame 2010.

I have a strong community spirit through my connections in sport and enjoy being involved with the multitude of activities my grandchildren are involved in.

My hobbies include photography and travel to the many beautiful spots in the far corners of Aotearoa.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Communities Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Traffic Subcommittee
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • District Plan Review Subcommittee
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee
  • Wellington Regional Amenities Fund Joint Committee (Alternate)
  • Fraser Park Working Group
  • Northern Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • Hutt Valley DHB (board member)
  • Charisma Rentals Ltd (director)
  • Shaw Whanau Trust (trustee)
  • Northern Ward Community Funding Panel
  • Taka Trust (board member)
  • Saints Softball Club (committee)
  • Hutt Valley Sports Awards (committee)
  • Pomare/Taita Trust Board
  • House in Stokes Valley

Contact details

E: naomi.shaw@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 021 537 068

Leigh Sutton

Northern Ward Councillor

I am a proud Pomare girl. Educated locally at Pomare School, Taita Intermediate and Taita College. First job was with Lower Hutt City Council as a Library Assistant based at the War Memorial Library. Qualified as a Librarian and a month later switched to journalism. Work history includes the Hutt News, The Evening Post, TVNZ Publicity at Avalon Studios, PR Manager NZ Lottery Grants Board, and Communications Manager for a Labour Cabinet Minister. Started my own publishing business, RiverSideMedia, 15 years ago. Publish two monthly community newspapers - Stokes Valley Times and Taita Times - and Vibrant Hutt magazine. Also a published children’s author.

Membership

  • Hutt City Council
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Long Term Plan/Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee (Alternate)
  • Lender of the Last Resort Trust Board
  • LGNZ Zone 4 (Alternate)
  • Northern Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • Riverside Media Publishers
  • Riverside Media (owner/editor)
  • Upper Valley Signs Trust (trustee)
  • Katharine Edith Bee Family Trust (trustee)
  • The City of Lower Hutt Last Resort Trust (trustee)
  • Hutt River Valley Rotary Club (member)
  • Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce (member)
  • Naenae Bowls Centre (social member)
  • House in Stokes Valley

Contact details

E: leigh.sutton@huttcity.govt.nz
M: 027 306 8362

Suzanne Tindal - Independent Chair of the Audit and Risk Subcommittee

  • New Zealand Infrastructure Commission
  • Quotable Value Ltd (and subsidiary Quotable Value Australia Pty Ltd)
  • Brosnan Holdings Ltd (and subsidiary entities Brosnan Construction Ltd, Brosnan Construction Canterbury Ltd, Brosnan Ltd, Brosnan Maintenance Ltd, Bettabuilt NI Ltd)
  • New Zealand Post Group
  • LAGOM Group Ltd (business and governance advisor)
  • Hayson Family Trust
  • Swinkels Family Trust
  • Chartered Member – Institute of Directors (NZ)
  • Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow – Certified Practising Accountants of Australia
  • House in Tauranga

Spouse/partner declared business interest

  • Raemor Management LTD
  • Raemor Trust

Maiora Dentice - Independent Member of the District Plan Review Subcommittee

  • Minister of Local Government - Private Secretary