Councillor Rex Graham has been re-elected as Chair of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.
The appointment was made at the inaugural meeting of the new Regional Council this morning, which was held after a
powerful pōwhiri and swearing-in ceremony at the Napier War Memorial Centre
Cr Graham is in his third term as a Regional Councillor representing the Hastings constituency. He was first appointed
as Chair after the 2016 local body elections.
Meanwhile, third-term Councillor Rick Barker has been re-elected as Deputy Chair for a second term.