We were told this a couple of weeks ago from two different sources, but decided not to make it public until it was official. Plenty has been said about his unsuitable management style on here and readers are referred to those articles (use the search box). Councilors now have the task of deciding whether to appoint an interim replacement and leave the permanent replacement for the next council after the October elections, or choose his permanent replacement themselves; we prefer the former approach.

from the Kapiti News (who must have been informed only yesterday)–

Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Wayne Maxwell has confirmed he will be officially stepping down from the role in June.

“Mr Maxwell has built a highly capable and well-rounded team and will leave the organisation – and the district – in good shape,” Kāpiti mayor K Gurunathan said in a statement.

“There’s no denying that Mr Maxwell has led the council through some tricky times, not least Air New Zealand’s blunt decision to exit Kāpiti, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and Government reforms impacting the local government sector.

“He has been instrumental in facilitating some big strategic shifts in council’s approach to investment in resilience, planning for growth, council’s role in housing, economic development, and how we respond to climate change.

“Mr Maxwell has also worked hard over the years to ensure the council continues to live within its financial means which is evidenced by independent ratings agency Standard and Poor’s continued vote of confidence in council’s fiscal management.

“On a more personal note, Mr Maxwell has been a trusted advisor to many of my colleagues around the council table.

“He is a man of great integrity who is truly driven to make Kāpiti a better place to live, work and play and he will be missed.”