Tena koutou katoa,


I am proud to have been your Mayor for the last five years. There is still much that can be done to enhance and make our community the attractive and positive district we deserve. I have a proven record of listening, caring and doing to meet our community’s needs. I have enjoyed serving and leading this community and learning more about what an amazing district we have. Help me to help you grow a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable community.



Whangarei District Council Mayor Oct 2013 – Present
Whangarei District Council Mayor and Councillor Candidate May – Oct 2013
Whangarei District Council Councillor Oct 2004 – Oct 2010



Northland Mayoral Forum – Chair 2013 – Present
Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) – Member 2013 – Present
Sport Northland – Trustee 2004 – 2010 & 2013 – Present
Northland Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group – Chair 2008 – 2010
Pukenui/Western Hills Forest Charitable Trust – Trustee 2008 – 2010
Whangarei Native Forest and Bird Protection Society – President 2008 – 2010
Friends of Matakohe/Limestone Island – Deputy Chair 2007 – 2010
Whangarei Art Museum – Trustee 2006 – 2010
The Blue Goose Papermill Charitable Trust – Chair 2007 – 2010
The Blue Goose Papermill Charitable Trust – Trustee 2004 – 2007
Friends of Matakohe/Limestone Island – Committee 1998 – 2007



Communicator – New Zealand Police May 2012 – Feb 2013
Contract Manager – CBEC Nov 2002 – Oct 2004
Zero Waste Officer – Rodney District Council Jan 2002 – Oct 2002
Project Officer – Waitomo District Council Jun 2001 – Dec 2001
Horticulture Supervisor Aug 1995 – May 2001

One of the few physical features that distinguish Buddhi Wilcox is a small pigtail.  But the otherwise ordinary appearance hides a compassionate being, dedicated to helping the less well off in his community.


Shifting Whangarei’s War Memorial from the Rose Street ‘triangle’ to Laurie Hall Park was a labour of love that RSA Trust president Archie Dixon is justifiably proud of.

Northland’s gains from its regional leaders working together cannot be overestimated says Far North Mayor John Carter, and he puts Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai as having a big role in the region’s gains.