Councillor Rebecca Vergunst
Get to know Rebecca!
Which area in Carterton do you live?
Urban – a 5min walk to town!
How long have you/your family lived in Carterton?
I have lived on and off in the Carterton District for around 20 years.
How long have you been on Council?
Currently 1.5 years. This is my first term.
Why did you stand for Council?
I stood for Council as I felt that young people and young families were not being represented. I also felt that Council could improve its communication and user-friendliness. I am keen to see the urban town developed into a well-maintained, vibrant, and beautiful space to live in, as well as having great facilities and activities for our families within the district.
Do you have another job/role/business aside from being a Councillor?
I am currently a youth facilitator for Rangatahi to Rangatira Carterton, and mum to 2 toddlers.
What are you passionate about, or what are your particular interests?
Within local government: Young people and their success, parks and green spaces, physical activities, our natural resources and environment, promotion of te reo Maori, community engagement and participation including collaboration with community groups and our local marae/iwi.
Personally: sport/netball, gardening, learning, and good coffee.
Committees and Working Groups
Policy and Strategy Committee
Rural Travel FundCommittee
Place Making Advisory Group
Wairarapa Road Safety Council
Carterton Creative Communities Committee
RSA Tertiary Grants Committee
Walking and Cycling Advisory Group
Wairarapa Trails Group
Wairarapa Policies Working Group