Tangi Utikere is in his fourth term as a city councillor after receiving the highest number of votes in the last election, and is in his second term as Deputy Mayor. Tangi chairs the city’s Economic Development and Hearings Committees along with the Chief Executive’s Performance Review Panel. He also holds appointments to outside organisations including the Horizons Regional Council Land Transport Committee (Alternate), and Local Government New Zealand Zone 3. He has a professional background in Education, currently chairs a local secondary school Board of Trustees, and sits as a Member of the NZ Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal. Tangi also serves as a Justice of the Peace, and recently finished his two year term as President of the Central Districts Justices of the Peace Association.