Hadleigh Reid


Cr Reid is deputy chair of the Infrastructure, Climate Change and Emergency Management Committee.

Portrait of Councillor Hadleigh Reid

Born and bred in Palmerston North, Hadleigh moved to Whanganui immediately after graduating from Otago University with a dental degree.

He enjoyed living here more than he had expected and has not left since. However, he has often felt that Whanganui is not living up to its potential, and this motivated him to run for the council in 2016.

Hadleigh has a strong desire for Whanganui – and all those who live here – to be the best they can be. He loves seeing the restoration of Whanganui’s built heritage, the utilisation of facilities, and appreciation from those who visit. 

Hadleigh wants to see Whanganui continue to grow and flourish, and to be a place for many to enjoy a lifestyle second-to-none.

He says this is a great time to be here and he will do his best to encourage sustainable growth, with a vision for a greater future.