Mayor

 

Stephen Fawcett

As a thoroughly invested member in the non-profit sector of the WBOP district am available to offer strategic and collaborative input, as WBOP Mayor. My involvement with Taiohi (Youth) and Community is positive, creative and inclusive.

Times are a changing!
I Support Ardern/Government backed Screen Sector strategy 2030. Mutually beneficial relationship between Screen sector and other industries/sectors. Major contributor to GDP, $1b directly, $3b indirectly

Wider representation around decision making (intergenerational & ethnic diversity)

-Below average internet access
-Public transport?
-Amalgamate local three local bodies to one, immediate rates equity and minimise inconsistencies
-Youth led opportunity and needs supported

Strategic Regional Growth and Infrastructure for WBOP, with priority RANGIURU BUSINESS PARK
-Utilise existing rail infrastructure (commuter, industrial) minimising traffic
-Direct link with expressway and rail to Tauranga Port (30% export)
-Thousands of jobs
I have a passion to see WBOP thrive alongside healthy representation and unified strategies.

www.stevefawcett.community

 

 

Margaret Murray-Benge

Experienced and passionate, with a record of results, I have remained true to the people of the community I am privileged to serve. When elected as Mayor, I will continue to work tirelessly for all our people.

It's imperative that we treat everybody as equals, whenever they or their ancestors arrived in New Zealand - it is the cornerstone of democracy. This is my fundamental belief.

Our two congested state highways, SH2 and SH29, have very serious safety issues.

Our rural roads also need more attention.  I will work with TCC and central government to get real progress on both state highways and local roads.

Every dollar spent by council will be examined carefully to ensure ratepayers get best value for money.  

I want the Western Bay Council to work with the community, driven by a culture of “How can we help together?”  I am committed to making that happen.

 

Garry Webber

I am a proud Western Bay Ratepayer living in Omokoroa and have served as a Councillor since 2010 and Mayor since 2016. When I stood in 2016 I stated that Proven Professional Leadership was needed to address council rates and performance. I am proud to say that our rates are now aligned with many others, our debt has been significantly reduced and Council is performing very well.

That said, there remains much to do, so now is not the time for a Leadership Change. With your support, I will continue to focus on core services and to work vigorously with central government to get the Roading and Infrastructure upgrades our district desperately needs.

My effective leadership style will continue and my forty years proven business and local government experience will be used appropriately to ensure that every resident feels valued and heard. GARRY WEBBER FOR FINANCIALLY PRUDENT AND INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP.

 

Kaimai Ward (four seats)

 
 

Suaree Borell

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Mark Dean

I am currently Kaimai Ward Councillor, retired businessman and environmental advocate. I have played a key role in balancing business growth with environmental sustainability during my 42 years in the district.

Educated at Waikato University, I taught for ten years before founding Naturally Native NZ Plants in Oropi. I have extensive governance experience, holding directorships, chairmanship of industry bodies, and Environmental Trusts. I was awarded the prestigious Loder Cup for Conservation and life membership of the Nursery Industry Association.

Our family has lived in Oropi for 46 years, where I am active involved in community life. I am deputy chair of the Oropi Settlers Inc. and fundraiser for the tremendous redevelopment of Oropi Hall. My extensive experience in Council, business and governance will be invaluable for our next council.

On council I will continue to represent the district, improve efficiencies, make rates go further and care for our unique environment.

John Evans

I'm John Evans, a local who has spent most of my life in the Katikati area, and now reside in Youngson Road, Whakamarama.

My work history includes:

Waikato University

RNZAF as Avionics Technician

Bay Hopper bus driver

Currently self-employed in a small wooden souvenir business.

Goals for council and community board positions:

The need for young people, new ideas, new life to be represented.

Acknowledge the financial position the council is in and work through the reality of the past decisions.

Advocate for more community input to be heard in council meetings and likewise provide feedback from the council to the community about the progress of the issues.

Keep pressure on Governmental agencies to ensure our community can prosper.

 

 

Murray Grainger

Under my chairmanship the Omokoroa Community Board has achieved much in our community, for our community. However, 80% of Kaimai Ward has no local representation. This is a challenge that the incoming Council should address this term.

Graduated BE (Electrical) followed by a post-graduate Diploma in Public Health Engineering. This qualification involved many subjects that Councils deal with, such as: Water supply; wastewater treatment; storm water; refuse disposal and environmental noise. Therefore, I have an understanding of the issues that staff bring to the Council table.

With a career including central government department, engineering consultancy, private small business and finally Director of IT for a major UK charity, exposure to governance challenges has been broad. Also a comprehensive understanding of the technology issues and challenges Council staff grapple with in this rapidly changing digital landscape. I live in the ward I seek to represent. See website votegrainger.nz for more.

 

Maragaret Murray-Benge

Experienced and passionate, with a record of results, I have remained true to the people of the community I am privileged to serve. When elected as Mayor, I will continue to work tirelessly for all our people.

It's imperative that we treat everybody as equals, whenever they or their ancestors arrived in New Zealand - it is the cornerstone of democracy. This is my fundamental belief.

Our two congested state highways, SH2 and SH29, have very serious safety issues.

Our rural roads also need more attention.  I will work with TCC and central government to get real progress on both state highways and local roads.

Every dollar spent by council will be examined carefully to ensure ratepayers get best value for money.  

I want the Western Bay Council to work with the community, driven by a culture of “How can we help together?”  I am committed to making that happen.

 

John Palmer

Much has been achieved during my first term as a Kaimai Ward Councillor with debt significantly reduced and the average rates increase this year below 1% after allowing for inflation.

A resident in the Kaimai Ward for the past 23 years, I am the Deputy Chairperson of Council's Operations and Monitoring Committee and have also served on the Omokoroa Community Board for the past 6 years.

I am a chartered  engineer with a degree in civil engineering from Canterbury University.  I have had a career in local government in the planning and delivery of core infrastructure services and I bring that experience to the Council table.

I want to continue to advocate for the community as we face not only the challenges of growth and affordability but also how we protect and enhance our unique environment. 

I therefore seek your support for re-election.

 

Don Thwaites

Sound, practical decision making based on common sense and experience. These are the qualities I bring to the table of elected representatives.

Managing growth is the ongoing issue this area faces. Who pays for what is partially  determined  by laws we apply set in Wellington, although the rating act does give flexibility for local debate and decision making. Road safety, Intersections  and capacity on key routes must be addressed  and it requires catch up investment from Wellington decision makers.

A Te Puna resident of 45 years, Caroline and I have raised our three children here, enjoying wBoP education and sporting opportunities.

Some of the projects for this term will include –1)  a Speed limit review of all wbop roads. 2) A review of Water policies/charging. 3)  Completion of sealing a long list of roads allows for new seal extension/widening/rehabilitation projects . 4) greater localised governance

I seek your support  for re-election.

Katikati-Waihi Beach Ward (three seats)

 
 

Neil Candy

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

 

John Clements

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

James Denyer

I have been active in the Katikati community for ten years in a wide variety of leadership roles: member and Past President of Katikati Rotary, former member and Vice President of Katikati Open-Air Art, Trustee and Chairman of Aongatete Forest Project. I have one child at Katikati College and one at Pahoia School.

My background is in science and then corporate finance in London. I was also part of the successful bid team for the London Olympics where I formulated the $2.5bn operating budget.

I want to see effective planning for the future of Katikati, meeting the challenges of population growth, changing patterns of industry and horticulture, whilst keeping to low rates increases and reducing council debt. I am a passionate supporter of the Katikati Bypass, having been a member of the bypass action group and subsequently working with NZTA in the stakeholder reference group building the business case.

 


Anne Henry

Born and raised in Katikati; now teaching at Waihi Beach School. I am passionate about the

well-being of our community and environment. I am keen that the needs of the rural sector

are not forgotten. Orcharding and farming are key backbones of this community - ensuring

that the infrastructure needs of our rural businesses are considered and delivered is vital.

Our Katikati centre needs an upgrade - footpaths, lighting, drainage... it can and should be

improved. Celebrating our Uretara River, our Museum, our murals and Haiku and linking

walkways and cycleways with attractive signage is important. I support the agencies that

help develop pathways for our young people to gain skills to help them into local

employment. Council's Long Term Plan - “steady as we grow” - has resulted from wide

consultation. It is now time to deliver.

My message is YES WE CAN and I WILL!

Christina Humphreys

Reason for standing for Council is of deep concern for the management of this Council! WOP takes first prize for having the highest rates in NZ. People on fixed incomes are forced to sell/leave, because of the high rates.

I do not need this job, but the challenge is for major change in a misdirected Council for new committed councillors. I do have the skills and experience.

With a new incoming council there needs to be an overall assessment of the Councils spending and cost structure for restructure.

Council needs to pull back on its massive overspending on infrastructure, particularly one specific area at the expense of all rate payers. Council needs to return to its core business spending.

I voted for the continuation of Community Boards they require restructure and more autonomy. My involvement has been in the implementation of the petition 'Freeze our Rates' and petition 'No to separate Maori wards.' Democracy/equality is paramount for all.

 

Tangiwai Manihera-Palmer

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

David Marshall

I am standing to continue my strong advocacy for our local communities, fiscal responsibility, and sound governance. Much has been achieved in the last 3 years of continuing growth investment in the district.

Rate rises have been reduced by 30% and net Council debt/household has been cut by 26%.  I have strongly advocated for the Katikati Bypass and SH2 upgrades, despite political obstacles.

Senior management experience locally and internationally; familiarity with Council processes; accreditation to chair Hearings Committees; and active community involvement (Katikati Community Centre, Grey Power, Welcoming Communities etc), have enabled me to work tirelessly to represent our district well.

To guide future community priorities I am a passionate advocate for community-led local plans, enabling locals to decide the future direction of their community.

I offer a strong work ethic, tenacity, integrity and accountability to manage the district's growth demands, without creating a heavy burden on our ratepayers.

Allan Sole

I am an Athenree business man of 22 years and for the last six years have been Chairman of the Waihi Beach Community Board.  I also have governance roles in other organisations nationally and in the community, including the Western Bay Heritage Trust (Museum).

I am a strong advocate for the Katikati Bypass and to fix SH2 to Tauranga.

It is important that we work with the Kiwifruit industry to obtain and accommodate workers and create buffer zones between orchards and suburbia.

Katikati and Waihi Beach are growing and we need to develop community lead plans to manage this, and have them added to the long term plan for implementation. Local people making local decisions.

As an active member of Community Patrols I already advocate for safer communities, crime prevention and a more prominent Police presence.

I know my local government experience will complement the other two councillors you elect.

 

Kevin Tohiariki

I bring my lifetime of national and international experience, skills and knowledge to our community. Three decades as an RNZAF aviator and senior officer, I bring the stuff needed to lead people in difficult situations, make rational decisions under extreme pressure and manage and operate our nation's critical assets. I have worked force structuring for the NZDF, worked with the MoD to run aircraft upgrade projects, managed a UK-based European aerospace company, and I am currently doing voluntary work.

The issue in the Western Bay District is growth, managing it and planning for the best outcomes. Every day we are hit in the face with rapid growth issues; roading congestion and danger; housing shortages; infrastructure build and renewal; and climbing costs of living in our district. Our most important issues cannot be solved in isolation; we need decisive leadership and the courage to make hard calls to benefit all.

 

George Van Dyke

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Maketu-Te Puke Ward (four seats)

 

Monique Lints

I am a committed advocate for Te Puke. My husband and I have three boys, we feel strongly about having family friendly, safe and accessible spaces in our beautiful place in the Western Bay.

My spare time is dedicated to volunteering for various organisations including the Te Puke Centre Project, five years as President, Toy Library and developing the Community Markets and Events.

Being a Liaison Co-ordinator in local government has given me valuable insight into council operations and the importance of effective communication.

I have an ability to relate to all walks of life in a respectful and professional manner, to bring about positive change.

We need strong representation with a fresh perspective. We need to continue to grow in a responsible and sustainable way. We need a voice and a pro-active approach. We need someone who will listen and deliver. I will be that person, Vote Lints.
 

Grant Dally

I live in TePuke with wife Rhonda. Currently Maketu-TePuke Ward Councillor for WBOPDC standing for re-election. Also, TePuke Community Board member since 2010.

I earned my degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auckland University.

I have a good understanding of our many community sectors from kiwifruit, dairy, urban, rural and lifestyle residents, through to those struggling with deprivation.

I believe in community-led development, currently active member of Creative TePuke, Predator Free TePuke and Te Ara Kahikatea Pathway Society developing walkway/cycleways and wetlands around TePuke.

WBOPDC is in good shape, debt has reduced considerably, we're on top of infrastructure requirements. A strong council can do more for our communities. We need to get Rangiuru Business Park up and running. I support creating a new urban growth area in the Eastern corridor to house increasing worker numbers and new arrivals.

I'm still listening and advocating on issues that matter to you.

 

Stephen Fawcett

As a thoroughly invested member in the non-profit sector of the WBOP district am available to offer strategic and collaborative input, as WBOP Mayor. My involvement with Taiohi (Youth) and Community is positive, creative and inclusive.

Times are a changing!
I Support Ardern/Government backed Screen Sector strategy 2030. Mutually beneficial relationship between Screen sector and other industries/sectors. Major contributor to GDP, $1b directly, $3b indirectly

Wider representation around decision making (intergenerational & ethnic diversity)

-Below average internet access
-Public transport?
-Amalgamate local three local bodies to one, immediate rates equity and minimise inconsistencies
-Youth led opportunity and needs supported

Strategic Regional Growth and Infrastructure for WBOP, with priority RANGIURU BUSINESS PARK
-Utilise existing rail infrastructure (commuter, industrial) minimising traffic
-Direct link with expressway and rail to Tauranga Port (30% export)
-Thousands of jobs
I have a passion to see WBOP thrive alongside healthy representation and unified strategies.

www.stevefawcett.community

 

Mike Lally

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Kevin Marsh

As a longstanding Councillor of Maketu-TePuke Ward, I ensure we effectively manage our core services of sustainable water supply, efficient waste water & storm water managemen,t and a roading programme safe and fit for purpose. I am committed to improvement of council services to best manage waste and protect our environment. I believe in fair rating.

Economic, community and social well being are critical. I support the continual development of sport and recreational facilities, good planning and delivery of infrastructure for a growing population. I am committed to our key industries of kiwifruit and farming. I support efforts to attract new business to our district that creates jobs and stimulates economic growth. I am insistent that Council interacts with ratepayers and the public in an efficient and professional manner.

I am a strong voice for Te Puke with a deep sense of commitment to all  people of our district.

John Scrimgeour

My name is John Scrimgeour.  I am married to Margaret and we have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. I have lived in the Te Puke district for almost 40 years.

I have a successful agricultural/horticultural business built on the basis of seeking value for money, constantly seeking better ways of doing things and reducing debt.  I believe that these same principles apply to the business of Council and will continue to strive to promote these principles at Council.

I have now served two terms on Council, one as Vice-Chair of the Operations Committee and the latter as Chairperson of Long Term and Annual Plan Committee.  This has given me a broad understanding of Council's business.  I am also a registered RMA Commissioner.  If re-elected I will use the experience gained over the last six years to represent your interests at Council.

 

 

Community Boards

 

Katikati - 4 members

Kamal Yadav

Why have you decided to stand for Katikati Community Board?

My family has been living here in Katikati as ratepayers for over 13 years. I started my career as Quality Manager with Hume Pack N Cool Ltd working with Mark Hume which gave me a broad knowledge of the kiwi fruit industry. My wife still works for Hume's, and our daughter attends Katikati primary school.

I created my own business called Quality Tech Solutions Ltd which has been successful for over 9 years.

My business background is helpful for the community organisations I am involved with-- Red Cross, Katikati Indian Association, Lions Cub and Community Patrol.

My community experience has given me a deep understanding of the Katikati community as a whole and made me think about issues that matter to local Katikati ratepayers—such as Roading, Rates, and future development of Katikati. I will work with others, to achieve the aspirations and vision for our Katikati town.

What do you think is the most pressing issue in the Western Bay district?

Any city or town development always based upon their infrastructure and how good they are. Roading is the most important issue affecting every one of us, slowing down over all growth of our town. Second most important issue is the cost of living in Katikati which is higher than a lot of other towns for example higher rates. Rental property and the cost of services put pressure on every business.

John Clements

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Neil Harray

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Christina Humphreys

Many believe our local Community Board should continue. I placed a submission to retain and thankfully the LGNZ Commissioner agreed to uphold that Community Boards were to stay.

Our WBOP Mayor wished to nominate who he would want on his Community Committees- this is not democracy at work!

Community Boards need more autonomy more power for local people to be able to make decisions on what changes and improvements should be made around Katikati and the town plan.

There is room in the new library that could be used daily for the Board for on-going work and for a town planner to be in attendance maybe one day a week. Plus, more could be happening here by the Community Board not council so there can be more local input. The Council would always have the final sign off on expenditure.

Norm Mayo

I am 5th generation in Katikati, with a long involvement in local affairs. I have spent my working life in Katikati as an electrical contractor .close to our people. I believe this election is critical, and change is needed.

Public input to workshops and decision making is essential. High rates are crippling many of our urban people.

Our analysts have a workable solution, to freeze, then even reduce rates, without effecting services, or current community organisations.

We advocate a full overhaul of all council operations, others have done it, with startling results. It can be done. Alone I can't do it, but with our close team, it is very possible. The huge growth in orcharding also needs a helpful approach from all elected people. This is my last try, with open transparent governance, fantastic results are possible.

 

Kate Sutherland

Hello, my name is Kate Sutherland and I am seeking election to the Katikati Community Board.

Brought up on a dairy farm near Whakatane, one year ago I relocated with my young family from Auckland to seek a better lifestyle.

I hold a Bachelor of Design from Victoria University and work as Graphic Design professional (25 years). Currently my husband and I are running a small business in Katikati.

If elected I will bring new ideas and a fresh unbiased viewpoint to the board. With my experience in communication, organisation and consensus decision making, I aim to promote fairness and equality through our vibrant community while providing sound guidance for growth and change.

I am passionate about Katikati and its potential future. I would like to see it become a sustainable, connected, thriving community that meets the needs of all residents – a place to be truly proud of.

 

George Van Dyke

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Ben Warren

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Omokoroa - 4 members

John Evans

I'm John Evans, a local who has spent most of my life in the Katikati area, and now reside in Youngson Road, Whakamarama.

My work history includes:

Waikato University

RNZAF as Avionics Technician

Bay Hopper bus driver

Currently self-employed in a small wooden souvenir business.

Goals for council and community board positions:

The need for young people, new ideas, new life to be represented.

Acknowledge the financial position the council is in and work through the reality of the past decisions.

Advocate for more community input to be heard in council meetings and likewise provide feedback from the council to the community about the progress of the issues.

Keep pressure on Governmental agencies to ensure our community can prosper.

 

Peter Presland

Some people habitually ask why, I say why not. That is what happens when you have a growth mind set.

That is why I want to continue into another term as an elected representative of the Omokoroa Community Board [OCB].

I take total ownership of this mind set in my professional life as an Area Manager for a large financial company, and have always endeavoured to apply those attributes to roles such as a trustee for the Omokoroa Point School Board.

As an OCB member I was one of the architects behind the Dreamz Fleetwood Mac tribute band fundraiser this year, raising funds for a new Sport and Recreations pavilion in Omokoroa.

See it all comes back to two key ingredients, my why when wanting to stand again for the OCB, namely Omokoroa, the place I live and love, and wanting to enable growth of our facilities and enhancement of our amenities.

 

Derek Sage

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Teresa Sage

I have lived in Omokoroa 17 years; my three children attended Omokoroa Point School. I am a local counsellor specialising in children and adolescents. I am the current deputy chairperson representing our community on the Omokoroa Community Board.

As our community grows and evolves it is important to our local population that the peninsula's beauty and sense of community that we value is not lost but even improved upon. It takes experience and knowledge of the council, its workings and employees as well as the community to ensure that Omokoroa gets the best value from the council. By already serving on the board this is experience I have gained. We have a challenge ahead ensuring that our facilities and environment are fit both for our increasing child and adolescent population as well as our older population. I have this experience through my professional training and active involvement with the community.

Puran Bhag Singh

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Te Puke - 4 members

Richard Crawford

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Gina Davies

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Joan Dugmore

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Kassie Ellis

I Kassie Ellis; am a born bred Te Puke woman of mixed ethnicities, family/whanau proud and loyal to the people of Te Puke. I have grown up in a wonder of diverse people in this town, cultural awareness is part of Te Pukes identity.

I am degree- qualified in social sciences, primarily working with children with special needs. My skills have provided a standing, to be empathic, and to be accountable. I know first-hand community group collaborations are crucial in Te Puke. I am actively involved in Creative Te Puke Forum, and The Te Puke Memorial Pool Committee.

A key theme to my campaign is youth, supporting social change by encompassing future innovative and creative endeavours. I encourage loyalty and acceptance amongst my fellow peers, and commitment to our town. We are here to make a better environment for one another, which takes good honest communication.

I will follow through

Stephen Fawcett

As a thoroughly invested member in the non-profit sector of the WBOP district am available to offer strategic and collaborative input, as WBOP Mayor. My involvement with Taiohi (Youth) and Community is positive, creative and inclusive.

Times are a changing!
I Support Ardern/Government backed Screen Sector strategy 2030. Mutually beneficial relationship between Screen sector and other industries/sectors. Major contributor to GDP, $1b directly, $3b indirectly

Wider representation around decision making (intergenerational & ethnic diversity)

-Below average internet access
-Public transport?
-Amalgamate local three local bodies to one, immediate rates equity and minimise inconsistencies
-Youth led opportunity and needs supported

Strategic Regional Growth and Infrastructure for WBOP, with priority RANGIURU BUSINESS PARK
-Utilise existing rail infrastructure (commuter, industrial) minimising traffic
-Direct link with expressway and rail to Tauranga Port (30% export)
-Thousands of jobs

I have a passion to see WBOP thrive alongside healthy representation and unified strategies.
www.stevefawcett.community

 

Larissa Hika

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Richard McNair

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Tupaea Rolleston

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Dale Snell

My family and I have made Te Puke our home for the past 19 years.  My passion for our town and its people grows with each new venture I see to completion and become involved in. These include being a Te Puke Primary School PTA and Board Trustee, Te Puke Centre Project Trustee and a member of Te Puke Memorial Hall Committee. I have also been involved with many community events and fundraisers. Through my work as a community co-ordinator I have built strong relationships with service providers and am aware of the needs of our community. I believe connected communities thrive so I would love the opportunity to bring my advocacy and experience of strong communication to our Community Board. I will strive to make Te Puke a safe and forward-thinking town by listening to you and presenting a balanced viewpoint.

Listen – Learn - Act – Achieve. 

 

Waihi Beach - 4 members

Ross Goudie

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Bob Hulme

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Marilyn Roberts

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Don Ryan

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Maketu - 4 members

William Ra Anaru

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Shane Beech

This candidate has not provided a profile.

 

Juliette Brwan

I have lived on Maketu Road since 2001, locals will be familiar with our mandarins and big pigs. I am married to David Brawn and have two adult children, Kady Angus and Jack Brawn.

I am really interested in what is important to people. Being on the Maketu Community Board will give me the opportunity to leave people with the experience of being heard and together we can make the differences they're committed to.

My nominators believe I am passionate about the community, passionate about the environment and think outside the box. I feel honoured to have been nominated and it will be a privilege to be an integral part of the Maketu community.

I look forward to being the best contribution I can be to the community of Maketu.

Thank you for considering me for a role on the Maketu Community Board.

 

Wendy McFadyen

My principal place of residence is Maketu.

I am currently a member of the Maketu Community Board and look forward to representing the board for a further term.

My partner, Peter, and I have lived in Maketu for 10+ years and I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I am proud of my Maori heritage and look forward to working in our multicultural community. The growth and protection of our area is important to me. I have a background in education and business and am interested in the growth and prosperity of our area.

Recently I was nominated onto the Bledisloe Park Board and am a member of the Te Puke Golf Club. Peter and I are active members of the Kotukutuku Gully and we are proud of the group's development of this asset to our environment.

I have the time and commitment to spend on the Board in the future and look forward to its success.

Laura Rae

My name is Laura Rae. I stand as a dually nominated resident for Maketu community board, to work co-operatively with council and make sure we are not coerced into things we don't want or need.

I strive to be a voice especially for the youth as they are valuable members to our community and deserve to have someone to advocate there thoughts on matters of business.

I've lived here all my life. I'm a proactive hard worker and love the outdoors. My passion is the environment and secondly Maketu.

I'm committed to positive change and feel that now is better than ever to commence and really give back to the community on many levels

I'm a good listener with an excellent memory and will help to give clarity to those who don't understand. With that said vote Rae for Maketu community board. HELP ME TO HELP YOU.

 

Stephen Simpson

This candidate has not provided a profile.