Statement on Mayor Graeme Weld
National Party Leader John Key today offered his condolences to the family and friends of the Mayor of Western Bay of Plenty District, the late Graeme Weld, who passed away at the weekend.
“I last met Mr Weld only a few weeks ago, and was saddened to hear of his passing,” Mr Key says.
“Mr Weld was Mayor from 2001 until his death. He joined the Western Bay of Plenty District Council as councillor for Te Puke ward in 1989.
“Mr Weld also served on the Local Government New Zealand national executive. He contributed much at both a local and national level in the local government sector. His passion was roading, and he was a strong advocate for his district and the wider Bay of Plenty region.
“I offer my thoughts and condolences to Mr Weld’s colleagues, friends and family at this time.”