Te Puke, meet your new Community Board member
Neena Chauhan has been declared elected to the Te Puke Community Board.
Nominations closed at midday on Thursday 7 September 2023 for the seat, which was left vacant after the resignation of Anish Paudel earlier this year.
As there was only one nominee, she is declared elected to the Community Board, avoiding the need for a by-election for residents.
“I’m really excited to be taking up this position and feel really privileged to be given an opportunity to give back,” says Neena.
“I look forward to working with our Te Puke neighbours and representing them on matters that affect them.”
Western Bay of Plenty District Mayor James Denyer congratulated Neena and welcomed her becoming the newest elected member representing her community.
Neena joins Kassie Ellis, Dale Snell and Karen Summerhays on the Te Puke Community Board, as well as District Councillors Grant Dally and Andy Wichers.
Neena will make her declaration at the Council meeting on 3 October 2023.