Local body elections have been and gone, leaving the Western Bay of Plenty with a mix of old and new blood among the elected members. Yesterday, the new council gathered for a swearing-in ceremony and its inaugural meeting. The event also commemorated the appointment of the region's new deputy mayor. Kiri Gillespie sat down with Western Bay mayor Garry Webber and his newly appointed deputy John Scrimgeour to find out what they plan to bring to the district, and how they are going to do it.
Seasoned councillor and farming advocate John Scrimgeour has been elected Western Bay of Plenty's