Councillor Mark Graham, and his partner, Gerry McGilvray, welcomed their first child on March 16, and have named their son Rhu. Rhu Graham weighed 4.06 kg (just over 10 pounds).

Mark was elected to Coffs Harbour City Council in 2008 for the Greens Party. He is an ecologist who has spent more than ten years researching the environment of the North Coast of New South Sales. A man of ambition, he intends to continue running for mayor until he is successful.

Mark and Gerry have known each other since they were in primary school. Mark was once committed to remaining childless as part of his effort towards a sustainable population. However, his position gradually shifted, and he is overjoyed to be a father.