Covid-19 Update


From Friday 3 December, Porirua City is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more

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Mark Batten

Mark Batten



My principal place of residence is in the Western/Titahi Rangituhi Porirua ki te uru Ward area. I am also standing for the Capital Coast District Health Board.

I stand to be of service for a city that cares for all people and that delivers priority operational policy and Policing for its children, disadvantaged and elderly.

I stand for Doctors surgerys that can cope with normal GP needs without patients being sent off to Keneperu Hospital A&E because the GP's are all fully booked.

Council must become strategically business friendly. I stand for budget accuracy, project risk profiling and programme implementation that puts an end to the impacts of consistently underspent budgets because that hurts the local economic 'money-go-round'. We need CBD amenity that attracts people, investment and opportunity. Consenting decisions must be timely, equitable and regionally competitive.

I have an award-winning local government career and am recognised for leading community economic development and for the strategic planning and implementation of innovative, public-private partnering projects. I have owned and operated five businesses.