Councillors

Councillors 2022-2025

Glenda Barratt

Glenda is the Central Ward councillor. Glenda has lived in the Hutt City all her life and is very proud to have been elected again to represent the people of the Central Ward. Glenda has been an active community person for many years and her interests are as follows; She is a Rotarian, a Justice of The Peace, a Celebrant and currently a manager of an international company here in Hutt Central for the past 15 years. Recently, she had her first children’s book published and considers herself an author of amateur status.

Glenda understands the concerns of the residents, meeting regularly with them to listen and help address their issues. Glenda’s particular interest in this triennium is to re-establish the Accessibility and Advisory Group for people with disabilities, and work with the ethnic groups of the city. Clear communication is a must to ensure all voices are heard around the Council table.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Emergency Committee
  • Central Community Funding Panel
  • Creative Communities Panel (Alternate)
  • Community Liaison Community (Epuni Care and Protection Residence)
  • Lender of the Last Resort Trust Board

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E:  glenda.barratt@huttcity.govt.nz

Josh Briggs

Josh is a third-term city councillor. He lives in Wainuiomata with his wife Aimee and their three children. Josh has a background in youth work, community development, and governance. He is the chair of the Climate Change and Sustainability Committee and is passionate about decarbonising our city and working with the community to ensure our natural environment is enhanced.

Josh works collaboratively with his elected colleagues, mana whenua, residents, businesses and interest groups across the city.

If you would like to ask a question, raise an issue or discuss an opportunity for our city, please get in touch with him.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Communities Committee
  • District Plan Review Committee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee (Chair)
  • Chief Executive's Performance Review Subcommittee
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Alternate)
  • Emergency Committee
  • Climate Action Working group
  • Eastern Community Funding Panel (Alternate)
  • Northern Community Funding Panel (Alternate)
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Climate Action Pathway Group
  • Zone 4 of Local Government New Zealand (Alternate)

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: josh.briggs@huttcity.govt.nz

Keri Brown

Keri is the Wainuomata Ward councillor; she puts the people and community at the heart of everything she does.

Keri brings her experience in community action, policy and governance to focus on getting strong local outcomes, and together we've collaborated to make good progress. We turned an old landfill into the region's number-one dog park and are investing in Queen Street to make it safe, more accessible, and vibrant for our local businesses and community.

Keri is working hard as a Director on Urban Plus Ltd and Chair of the Communities Committees, as well as a member of several other committees.

Keri focuses on making Hutt City a liveable city where children thrive and live in a safe dry home, honours our work as a partner of Te Tiriti, and continues to be a strong voice for Wainuiomata around the council table.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Communities Committee (Chair)
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee (Alternate)
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Alternate)
  • Emergency Committee
  • Wainuiomata Community Board
  • Urban Plus Limited (Director)
  • Property Working Group for Advancing Strategic Projects
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: keri.brown@huttcity.govt.nz

Brady Dyer

Brady is a second-term city councillor. He is caring, a listener, and a doer. He believes that Hutt City is the best place to live in New Zealand and intends to make it even better. Brady lives in Taitā with his wife and daughter after being born and raised in the Hutt Valley. Outside of his role as a city councillor, Brady loves technology, photography, adventures and good food and company.

As a city-wide councillor he is looking forward to servicing our city for another term, working towards a more sustainable future for our community.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • District Plan Review Committee (Chair)
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Deputy Chair)
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • District Licensing Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Emergency Committee
  • Central Community Funding Panel
  • Regional Transport Committee (Alternate)
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust
  • Zone 4 of Local Government New Zealand

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: brady.dyer@huttcity.govt.nz

Simon Edwards

Simon is in his third term serving on Hutt City Council.  Having raised three children in Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai with his wife Lee-Anne, and now with two grandchildren living locally, Simon is committed to working to ensure Lower Hutt remains family/ whānau friendly and 'a great place to live, work and play’.

Simon is chair of the Infrastructure and Regulatory and District Licensing Committees, and deputy chair of the District Plan Review Committee. His particular interests are Riverlink and bringing alive central Hutt’s inner-city apartment, hospitality and retail scene; maintaining a high standard of core infrastructure, meeting the challenges of climate change; and giving people more options for healthy and environment-friendly transport (including cycling, micromobility and public transport).

For 27 years until 2016, Simon was editor of the Hutt News in its golden years. He now serves on the Hutt Hospital Foundation Trust and is a driver licence coach for Youth Inspire.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee (Chair)
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • District Plan Review Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • District Licensing Committee (Chair)
  • Chief Executive's Performance Review Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Emergency Committee
  • Regional Transport Committee
  • Western Community Funding Panel
  • Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Joint Committee (Alternate)
  • Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee
  • Cycling Reference Group
  • Property Working Group for Advancing Strategic Projects
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Zone 4 of Local Government New Zealand (Alternate)

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: simon.edwards@huttcity.govt.nz

Tui Lewis

Tui is 66 years young and has been married to Gary for 43 years, living in their first home in Petone. Enjoying the friendships of old and new neighbours in their street.

Tui has always been involved in the community in one form or another and through this involvement, she was introduced to the local government.  For three terms now Tui has represented and advocated for the Harbour Ward and is proud to be doing so again this triennium along with being Deputy Mayor.

Tui has been self-employed for 20 years before becoming a Councillor and has experience in hospitality and retail, her last role before going full-time on Council was supporting her husband in his contingency planning business.

Tui's happy places are long walks in Belmont regional park, enjoying the solitude of a beach walk, the garden, and sharing a meal with friends and family.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council (Deputy Chair)
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • District Plan Review committee
  • Chief Executive's Performance Review Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee (Deputy Chair)
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group (Deputy Chair)
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Alternate)
  • Emergency Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Petone  Community Board
  • Eastbourne Community Board
  • Wellington Regional Leadership Committee (Alternate)
  • Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee
  • Seaview Marina Limited (Director)
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Petone 2040
  • Community Liaison Community (Epuni Care and Protection Residence)

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: tui.lewis@huttcity.govt.nz

Andy Mitchell

Andy is a second-term councillor who has lived in Lower Hutt for 15 years. He and his wife are raising two sons in Naenae, where they’re both active in providing activities and opportunities for their local community. Andy founded the Naenae Nature Trust to engage locals in protecting and enhancing the natural environment, and the Naenae Residents’ Association to give residents a voice and purpose. He volunteers to support community groups including the Naenae Community Cinema and Waiwhetū Fruit and Vege Co-op.

Andy’s an active conservationist who chairs the Lower Hutt branch of Forest and Bird. His environmental interests inform council work around waste minimisation, climate action, sustainability and nature.

In the past, Andy has served as president of Naenae Playcentre and a Board of Trustees member at Rātā Street School. His professional background is in broadcasting and communications, most recently working in the education and community sectors.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee (Chair)
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • District Plan Review Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Emergency Committee
  • Eastern Community Funding Panel
  • Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Joint Committee
  • Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee (Alternate)
  • Cycling Reference Group
  • Property Working Group for Advancing Strategic Projects
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Working Group
  • Wellington Region Waste Forum

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: andy.mitchell@huttcity.govt.nz

Karen Morgan

Karen has been the Principal of Taita College for the last six years, and whilst she has been in education for the last 30 years, she knows the time is right to broaden her leadership role and serve our community at large. Karen has worked in different environments and walked alongside people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Karen believes she has the voice that can represent each of these perspectives at a strategic level, whilst also driving projects and building a strong team.

Karen's focus: Young people, well-being, rejuvenating our businesses and climate change. Karen has a good understanding of other current issues that face our community, and will work hard to ensure good decision-making, that is sustainable, fair and equitable.

Karen is both honoured and humbled to be given this opportunity to represent you on the council. She knows and loves our city and will work hard to do the very best for you all!

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and strategy Committee
  • Communities Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • District Plan Review Committee
  • Chief Executive's Performance Review Subcommittee
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Emergency Committee
  • Northern Community Funding Panel
  • Wellington Region Waste Forum (Alternate)

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: karen.morgan@huttcity.govt.nz

Chris Parkin

Chris lives in Belmont. He is a first-term councillor having previously been co-chair of the Western Ward Community Panel.

Chris has a science, art, and teaching background, attending Petone College before graduating from Victoria University with a BSC (Hon) and Graduate Diploma in Teaching. He has been co-president of the Hutt Playcentre Association and continues to teach photography and pottery, and judges for PSNZ.

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

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Emergency Committee
  • Western Community Funding Panel
  • Creative Communities Panel
  • Cycling Reference Group (Alternate)
  • Climate Action Pathway Group (Alternate)

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: chris.parkin@huttcity.govt.nz

Naomi Shaw

Naomi is extremely honoured to be elected as the Northern Ward councillor, and humbled that the community has put their faith in her to represent the communities of Taita, Pomare, Stokes Valley and Wingate. Naomi looks forward to working with, and for the community in the next three years.

Naomi said “There are significant challenges ahead of our council with Covid and global influences causing disruption to our daily life and work programmes. We must consider rates affordability for our people and continue to maintain a strong financial position.”

Naomi's priorities for the region are to ensure that we have happy, healthy, thriving and connected communities with those who make the Northern Ward their home. That we build trusted relationships, care for the environment, have amenities to promote health and well-being, reduce our carbon footprint and make sure our core services are being delivered.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Communities Committee
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Committee
  • District Plan Review Committee
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee (Chair)
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Emergency Committee
  • Northern Community Funding Panel

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: naomi.shaw@huttcity.govt.nz

Tony Stallinger

Tony was elected as a city-wide councillor in 2022. Until 2019 he was the Council’s chief executive, following a period as chief financial officer and general manager of corporate services.

His earlier career was in finance and strategic management for major public and private sector organisations. Tony is a Trustee for the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.

Tony’s key focus will be on financial management, infrastructure planning and delivery, and major reforms such as Three Waters, the review of the future of Local Government, and district planning changes.

Tony currently lives in Belmont with his family. He has been a resident of Lower Hutt for over 50 years, having graduated from Hutt Valley High School and Victoria University. He is a keen cyclist and spent many years supporting the sport of squash as a player and administrator.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • Hutt Valley Services Committee (Chair)
  • Audit and Risk Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Emergency Committee
  • Central Community Funding Panel (Alternate)
  • Western Community Funding Panel (Alternate)
  • Cycling Reference Group (Alternate)

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: tony.stallinger@huttcity.govt.nz

Gabriel Tupou

Gabriel was raised in Lower Hutt by his late father Petelo Tupou (Tongan) and mum Faith (Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kirihika, Waitaha-ā-Hei). Gabriel has a strong background in voluntary service, community advocacy, and not-for-profit governance. Gabriel feels privileged to serve Lower Hutt as a city-wide councillor, which means he represents a constituency that covers Lower Hutt at large.

Gabriel previously served as deputy chair and chair of the Wainuiomata Community Board from 2016 to 2022. He has contributed to the Steering Group for the Wainuiomata Town Centre upgrade and Greater Wellington Regional Council appointed Gabriel to the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara (water catchment) Committee. Gabriel enjoys volunteering as a Māori Warden and singing as a classically trained Tenor.

Gabriel has a particular interest in building Council’s relationship with communities of interest, including Mataawaka (urban Māori), Pacific, Multicultural and Faith communities. He will listen, engage with key community groups, and advocate on behalf of the people.

Memberships

  • Hutt City Council
  • Infrastructure and Regulatory Committee
  • Communities Committee
  • Traffic Subcommittee
  • Long Term Plan/ Annual Plan Subcommittee
  • Emergency Committee
  • Wellington Water Committee (Alternate)
  • Eastern Community Funding Panel
  • Petone 2040 (Alternate)

Declared interests

  • Information to come

Contact details

E: gabriel.tupou@huttcity.govt.nz