Candidate Profiles

Find out more information on the people that are standing for the 2022 Manawatū District Council elections by clicking on the profiles of each of our candidates.


Mayoral Candidates

Helen Worboys

Helen Worboys

With a proven track record of leadership encompassing vision, action, knowledge, credibility and a can do attitude, it has been...

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Shane Casey

Shane Casey

Born and bred in Manawatū, I have the Manawatū's best interest at heart. I understand the needs of our community...

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Ngā Tapuae o Matangi Māori Ward Candidates

Bridget Bell

Bridget Bell

I aspire to influence the council and advocate for an equal space that is culturally reflective of Te Tiriti...

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Khan Ngarotata-Hansen

Khan Ngarotata-Hansen

Kei akū nui, kei akū rāhi, ka mihi. As a Māori ward councillor, I will endeavour to uphold the Mana Motuhake...

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Feilding General Ward Candidates

Grant Hadfield

Grant Hadfield

It has been an immense privilege to serve as Councillor for the Feilding Ward over the last three years...

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Kerry Quigley

Kerry Quigley

My family have lived in Manawatu for the past 35 years. For most of that time I have been a self employed builder...

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Lara Blackmore

Lara Blackmore

I love the Manawatu District and living in Colyton with my family. I value the vibrant community that surrounds us...

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Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

I have been a member of the Feilding community since 2007, in this time I have graduated from Massey University...

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Michael Ford

Michael Ford

My last 6 years as Deputy Mayor have been a privilege. I chair the Economic Development and District Planning Focus Groups...

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Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell

I offer my skills and experience based on my career as a Chartered Accountant in Feilding where I have enjoyed working with local...

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Manawatū Rural Ward Candidates

Alison Short

Alison Short

It has been a privilege being your elected representative. I am passionate about serving my community and am seeking re-election...

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Andrew Quarrie

Andrew Quarrie

I am Andrew Quarrie and along with my wife Marilyn, son and his family farm sheep and beef at Rongotea...

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Brynn Neilson

Brynn Neilson

I'm a strong believer in giving back to the community and have mentored and volunteered for a number of organisations...

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Colin McFadzean

Colin McFadzean

Our family has resided in the Stanway area since 1998, shifting from Christchurch to a 98ha sheep and beef property...

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Fiona Underwood

Fiona Underwood

I have worked in public service for 35 years, in broadcasting, police and education. I am a good communicator...

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Steve Bielski

Steve Bielski

I am a fourth-generation Rangiwahia farmer married to Mary, a Feilding Practice Nurse, and have three sons. I volunteer...

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