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North­ern Ward, sec­ond term Salary: $28,882 Panel ver­dict Ac­ces­si­bil­ity: good Ef­fec­tive­ness: good Work ethic: Very good Ac­tive or re­ac­tive: Ac­tive Re­spon­sive­ness: Very good

Mr Shep­pard rated high­est among north­ern ward coun­cil­lors and con­sid­ered ex­tremely ac­tive; ini­ti­at­ing is­sues and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment. He was com­mended for his pas­sion, in­tel­lect, ac­ces­si­bil­ity and ef­fi­ciency.

He gets out, does the work and makes a dif­fer­ence, said one pan­el­list.


Very ‘‘If coun­cil are cut­ting num­bers for the next elec­tion, he needs to go,’’ said one pan­elist.

Mr Rangi said while he has moved to the Hutt Val­ley, and did not have the pro­file of some of his east­ern ward col­leagues, he was not ne­glect­ing his coun­cil du­ties.

‘‘I try to get out as much as pos­si­ble, my at­ten­dance is high (for meet­ings) and although I’m in the Hutt now, it does not af­fect what I do in Porirua.’’

Mr Rangi said it was un­likely he would stand again in 2013, while Mr Seiuli said he would re­assess closer to the elec­tion.

Mr Leggett said he was ‘‘blown away’’ by the high scores he re­ceived – per­fect marks in all but one cat­e­gory.

‘‘ It’s about keep­ing up the mo­men­tum now, con­tin­u­ing to make de­ci­sions that have longterm im­pacts (in Porirua). I think the best mea­sure of a coun­cil­lor is how proac­tive they are and how they vote (in meet­ings). Do they back up what they say?’’

On the scores of Mr Seiuli and Mr Rangi, the mayor said ‘‘they bring a per­spec­tive to this coun­cil and I value their con­tri­bu­tion’’.

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