Position vacant - but not for long

Last updated 16:38 24/01/2014

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The top job at Masterton District Council is up for grabs. But there's a catch - the job might not exist in two years' time.

With a possible local government amalgamation looming, the council is advertising a two-year fixed-term contract for its chief executive officer position, stretching until June 2016.

The two-year term reflected the uncertainty around the future structure of local government in the Wairarapa, mayor Lyn Patterson said.

The contract of the current CEO, Wes ten Hove, will expire on June 30. The incumbent said he planned to re-apply for the position.

Mr ten Hove was first appointed to the role in 1997, after a decade working for the council.

Multiple proposals to amalgamate the councils in the greater Wellington area are currently before the Local Government Commission.

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- The Dominion Post

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