Standing on the values of Integrity, Honesty, Prudence, Reliability, Respect, Impartiality and Openness.
Knowledge and experience of local government processes.
Sensible control of Council spending.
Able to commit fulltime to council business.
Involved with many community projects and committees.
Curently Deputy/Chair TKMP,Chair of Victoria Land Development Sub Committee.
Open public consultation, will LISTEN and ACT on community views.
Environmental care and protection of our great lake.
Upgrade drinking water to comply with new standards.
Protection of our green open spaces.
NO Council administration office on Tongariro Domain.
YES to future proofing GLC for its current activities.
Development of CBD as a people friendly place.
Consolidate Arts Heritage Cultural Centre and Museum on present site at the appropriate time.
Married with a son,owner of his own Taupo business.
Lived in Taupo 37yrs.
Taupo is a unique place. Lets work together and help it grow for future generations.
Top 5 Issues
- Protection of our Great Lake and upgrading the drinking water to comply with new NZ standards.
- Sensible control of Council spending.
- Protection of our green open spaces.No Council administration building on Tongariro Domain.
- Open public consultation,will continue to LISTEN and ACT on the views of the community.
- A return to a more dignified and respectfull relationship at all times, between all members of council.
My professional background is in horticulture and landscaping.
I was employed by the Taupo Borough/Taupo District Council for 31years
as Manager of Parks and Reserves. There were many highlights during my Career
of which I can be proud.Development of Spa Park, Owen Delany Park, Rose Garden, Crown Park,
Landscaping and beautification of the town and much more. On my retirement I was
overwhelmed when ' Hickling Park' was named in recognition of my achievements.
I continue to be passionate about Taupo and it's the reason I have served the past two terms as a Councillor.
During the past months I have been frustrated at the process regarding the Town Centre Commercial Industrial Structure Plan
and have continued to lobby for the removal from the plan, of the three story Administration building, in order that the rest of the plan
could move ahead. I have read each and every one of the 440 written submissions and the 6000 signature submission.
It was very clear that the majority of the submitters were against the building of a Council Adminitration Office on the North Domain.
Authorised by Barry Edward Hickling of 5 Harling Close Taupo
Questions answered by Barry Hickling
Barry Hickling's Reply
I am totally against any administration office building being built ANYWHERE on the Tongariro Domain. NORTH or SOUTH.
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Results - Final
- Rex Mincher
- Mich'eal Downard
- Anna Kirk
- Barry Hickling
- Keith Crate
- Chris Johnston
- Nicola Williams
- Kathryn Uvhagen
- Christine McElwee
- Ian Chamberlain
- Chris Dolman
- Doreen Blyth
- Andrew Welch
- Stephen Spargo
- Jeremy Mihaka-Dyer
- Richard Buckthought