Mayor and Councillors

Kaikōura District Council has 7 members plus the Mayor. There are no community boards. This page contains contact information and details about the roles, responsibilities and backgrounds of all Council members.

Mayor Craig Mackle


Key Council Roles: Mayor, Responsible Camping Working Group member, Kaikōura representative on Regional Joint Committees, member of whole of Council committees. 

Key Community Roles:  Community Pool Trust member

Phone: 0274 375 640

Email: Mayor@kaikoura.govt.nz 

Deputy Mayor Julie Howden


Key Council Roles: Deputy Mayor, Chair of Destination Kaikōura, Mayoral Relief Fund committee member, Innovative Waste Kaikoura Board member. 

Key Community Roles:  Treasurer on the Board for the Kaikōura Community Vehicle Trust, Finance Rep for Sacred Heart Church

Phone: 0275 432 559

Email: julie.howden@kaikoura.govt.nz

Councillors