Kapi-Mana News - - COUNCILLOR SURVEY -

SUM­MARY Latham was re­garded as busy and hav­ing a high work ethic, but that didn’t trans­late into be­ing an ef­fec­tive coun­cil­lor. ‘‘A very nice guy, who does what’s re­quired, but he’s not set­ting the place on fire,’’ said one pan­elist. ‘‘Some­what re­mote,’’ said an­other. Latham was viewed as able to work com­fort­ably with any col­leagues be­cause of his ge­nial man­ner. First elected: 2007 in the Eastern ward.

Re­spon­si­bil­i­ties: chair­man of the com­mu­nity grants sub­com­mit­tee and the hear­ings (non RMA) com­mit­tee.

To­tal salary: $32,600

Meet­ing at­ten­dance: 97.2%

So­cial me­dia: 163 Face­book friends (pri­vate ac­count). No Twit­ter. SUM­MARY Mur­rell main­tained his con­sis­tency as a high scorer, with his straighttalk­ing, no-non­sense at­ti­tude lauded by the panel. His chair­man­ship of Te Komiti was de­scribed as firm and fair. He was seen as a ‘‘friend to busi­ness’’, but also aware of so­cial is­sues in his re­cent at­tacks on slum land­lords. ‘‘A very high work ethic and has com­mon sense, even if he does come across a bit grumpy.’’

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