Watson plans return
A former Porirua deputy mayor and four- term councillor has announced his intention to reenter local politics.
Plimmerton man Kevin Watson will stand in the Northern ward. He said people in the city were not being listened to over ‘‘forced amalgamation’’.
‘‘I can see no upside for Porirua that justifies having our voice swamped in a beefed-up Wellington regional council,’’ he said.
Mr Watson was elected to the council in 1987. He served one term, choosing to not stand again because of work and family and commitments, before serving three terms from 1995.
He was deputy mayor from 2001 till 2004.