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

Phone: 0274 375 640


My principal place of residence is in the Kaikōura District Council area.

I'm 52 years old, married to Ingrid and a father of three.

I've been on Council for 9 years, the last 3 as your Mayor. I'm really proud of the way we have transformed this Council, in this new era, to meet the challenges raised by these unprecedented times. We are far more connected with our community and far more responsive to community needs.

Highlights for me have been the Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs - putting our youth into work and ongoing support, and our team sourcing outside funding to enable us to move forward, which would not be possible otherwise.

I've got a good grasp of where we need to be heading and we are on the eve of huge changes. We need someone at the helm who can adapt to changing circumstances, with the ability to leave us in a better position. That person is me.