Councillor Tania Kerr

Ward: Mohaka

Post: Private Bag 9002 Hastings 4156 
Phone: 06 8349604 (home)
Phone: 027 2414 758 (mobile)


Tania Kerr Elected in 2008 representing Mohaka Ward

Council Appointments


Economic Development and Urban Affairs Committee
Social and Cultural Development Committee
Finance and Monitoring Committee (Chair)
Planning and Regulatory Committee
Works and Services Committee
Risk And Audit Committee (Deputy Chair)
Tenders Subcommittee (Chair)
Hearings Committee
Rating Review Working Party (Chair)

Joint Committees
Omarunui Joint Refuse Landfill Committee
Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy Implementation Committee

Other Appointments

Director Hastings District Holdings
Regional Sports Council
Rural Community Board
District Licensing Committee (Chair)

Personal statement:

Tania Kerr is a third term councillor representing the Mohaka ward, a rural ward that stretches 'half way' to Wairoa, Taupo and Taihape and back to the Heretaunga Plains.

Tania and her husband Andrew have been farming for the last 25 years on the Glengarry Road. They have 2 sons. Like many parents they enjoy following their sons sporting achievements which have taken the family on 'holidays' all around NZ.

Tania also works as the Hawkes Bay Provincial Officer for Federated Farmers. With this role she communicates and coordinates the activities of Federated Farmers locally and supports the Executive. She finds both roles complimentary as often they are helping people find solutions to issues. 

A highlight of her council work is holding local community meetings, often in community halls, and addressing the community's concerns and discussing council's plans. Sometimes the issues are not solely a council function but may include working with Police, Regional Council, Schools and others.