Jill Day fills Eagle's nest
|29 Sep 2017 12:00 PM|
|New deputy mayor Jill Day with Paul Eagle the new Labour MP for Rongotai|
Wellington has lost its Maori deputy mayor - and gained another.
Mayor Justin Lester appointed first-term councilor Jill Day to the role after Paul Eagle stood down to go into parliament as the Labour MP for Rongotai.
Mr Lester says she will help the council achieve its agenda of building more affordable housing, investing in the city’s economy, sorting out congestion and getting the city moving.
He says as head of the council’s children and young people and Maori partnerships portfolios the former primary school teacher had been effective in strengthening the council's relations with iwi.
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