Rob Rangi

Faafoi Seiuli

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Rob Rangi and Faafoi Seiuli were the two worst per­form­ing Porirua City coun­cil­lors, while sev­eral ‘ rook­ies’ shone in our mid-term re­port cards.

Kapi-mana News asked an in­de­pen­dent panel of 10 com­mu­nity mem­bers to rate the per­for­mance of the 13 coun­cil­lors and mayor Nick Leggett across five key at­tributes.

The mayor re­ceived a ring­ing en­dorse­ment for his first half-term in of­fice, top­ping all cat­e­gories and rank­ing high­est over­all. First term western ward can­di­date ’Ana Cof­fey was sec­ond, and Tim Shep­pard, Euon Mur­rell, Denys Latham, Anita Baker and Bron­wyn Kropp were all deemed ‘very good’ in the ma­jor­ity of cat­e­gories.

As a whole, the coun­cil scored bet­ter than in our 2010 as­sess­ment, but Mr Rangi and Mr Seiuli were deemed to be miss­ing in ac­tion.

Mr Rangi ranked worst in work ethic and re­spon­sive­ness and was judged the most re­ac­tive coun­cil­lor. He was scored worst equal with Mr Seiuli in ac­ces­si­bil­ity. Mr Seiuli scored the low­est for ac­ces­si­bil­ity and over­all. The panel thought he was not vis­i­ble enough, one be­liev­ing he was ‘‘play­ing safe, park­ing up on coun­cil’’.

Mr Seiuli told Kapi-mana News he is still ‘‘try­ing to get my head around all these new things’’ and try­ing to at­tend as many com­mu­nity events as his full­time job would al­low, and par­tic­i­pate at coun­cil meet­ings.

‘‘I do a lot of things out­side coun­cil but I prob­a­bly don’t wave a flag as much as oth­ers at things I go to, they can have the lime­light. I might not say enough at the coun­cil ta­ble but I want to make sure I un­der­stand first, for me it’s about learn­ing a lot from peo­ple like Ken and say­ing more be­hind the scenes.’’

Mr Rangi was de­scribed as ‘‘ do­ing the bare min­i­mum’’ at meet­ings and in the com­mu­nity.

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