McCloyFormer Kapiti Mayor and Waikanae resident Iride McCloy, who — like Geoffrey — came close to unseating Waikanae ward councillor Michael Scott last October, is seeking a position on the Electra Trust.

This represents the households and businesses in Kapiti and Horowhenua from Paekakariki to Foxton and Tokomaru who are connected to the local power lines provided by its operating company, Electra Limited (

Electra is wholly-owned by its consumers who in 2016 totalled 43,671.

The shares are held on behalf of the consumers by a Trust, elected under a Trust Deed to represent the owners’ interests and protect their asset.

Standing for election to the Trust is open to any of its owners, being a residential or business owner who has a dedicated ICP number (shown on your power account).

Under the Trust Deed, Trustees are individually elected for three years.

Once a year, two of the six Trustees (the longest in office) must on a rotating basis either retire or restand for election, thus providing an annual opportunity for change in representation.

The Trustees elect, or re-elect, a Chair after each AGM.

Voting runs from 15 May to noon 16 June 2017 and results are declared the following day.

The four candidates:
–  Lindsay BURNELL
–  Brendan DUFFY
–  Iride McCLOY