Meek, Mrs Nicola; teacher and 3-term city councillor.
1993; sought candidacy for Labour Party in the general election; beaten by Heather Simpson; Peter McCardle (National) elected. At the time, she was a tutor at Central institute of Technology.
1995; candidate for mayor and council; came second of the eight mayoral candidates, and first of 15 for council. Bypassed for deputy mayor. The election of deputy mayor had been stormy; Nicola Meek had polled highest, but was not nominated; Rex Kirton had proposed Hilda Billington, but was defeated; Patricia Christianson was elected, by one vote.
An editorial following a lot of correspondence following the vote pointed out that the six-member 'Team Upper Hutt' group had promised to work as a team, and calls for them to disband were unjustified; and it was their team's nominee who was elected.
1995; form teacher, class 3MEE, Upper Hutt College.
1998; stood for city council; second to newcomer Wayne Guppy; 20 candidates total; elected deputy mayor. Announced at the election that this would be her last term.
1998; on Upper Hutt College's magazine committee.
2001; Elected chairman of the Labour electorate committee; she had also held that position 'more than five years ago'. Her predecessor, Nick Kelly, 19, had opposed the Labour government's support of 'Globalisation'.
2003; Expressions (Arts and Entertainment Centre) Trust chair, at the September 1 opening.
2004; retired as Trust chair at the same time as Lady Beattie resigned; pictured together in the November 24 'leader'.
2008; on YouTube describing Secondary Futures - Hoenga Auaha Taiohi; a project set up to encourage discussion and debate about the role and purpose of secondary education in New Zealand, twenty years on; she was CEO.
Local election candidates 1998; council; 10 required; 2nd of 20; Nicola Meek; later elected deputy mayor.
Nicola Meek declares her intention to seek the Labour Party candidacy for the 1993 General Election.
Sewerage upgrade; Seaview; first concrete pour; deputy mayor Nicola Meek and Lower Hutt mayor John Terris.