10 Oct 2010

Rebuilding Kaiapoi priority for new mayor

8:06 am on 10 October 2010

New Waimakariri District Mayor David Ayers says his priority will be rebuilding Kaiapoi.

The town was extensively damaged in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on 4 September.

Mr Ayers received more than 7000 votes, about 3000 more than incumbent mayor, Ron Keating.

Mr Ayers says earthquake recovery is well underway and the council is waiting for a Government announcement on land restoration.

He says the council will work with the Government to get people back into their homes and to restore Kaiapoi's businesses.