An elected Regional Councillor for the past six years, I pride myself as a hard working Councillor, making a real difference on behalf of ratepayers. My responsibilities include chairing the regions Transport Committee, and I am also one of only three Councillors qualified to chair resource consent hearings. Passionate about our Tauranga Harbour, I have been very active in advocating for prioritising its restoration from degradation.
Qualified with a Master of Business Administration, my strengths include strong governance and sound financial management. One of just three Councillors on Council’s Investment Sub-committee, I am committed to ensuring that strong financial performance keeps rates at a low level.
A resident of Tauranga for 22 years, I am passionate about the Bay, and balance environmental protection with sound economic decision making, ensuring value for ratepayer’s money. Growth must not be at the expense of the wonderful attributes that attracted us to this region.
I will use this same skill set to ensure our District Health Board balances our communities’ social needs against financial and legislative constraints. I recognise the need to cater for both the Bay’s growing and aging population, while providing more efficient surgical facilities to reduce waiting lists, at the same time managing the expansion of our hospital facilities effectively.
Committed to working for our community, I’m always available and willing to help.
Phone: 07-5787453 Email: email@example.com
Top 5 Issues
- Strong & effective representation for our residents and ratepayers. Qualified with a Master of Business Administration, Andrew understands the need for STRONG GOVERNANCE and will combine this with his financial training. He will use these strengths to service our community effectively, while listening to their needs.
- PROTECTING OUR HARBOUR, LAKES & RIVERS
Andrew is committed to ensuring improved water quality for all our lakes, rivers & harbours.
Quality waterways are essential for a better environment for you, your children and your grand children.
- BETTER ROADING & PUBLIC TRANSPORT
You should be able to drive around our city without gridlock. As the Chair of Region’s Transport Committee, Andrew has been pivotal in ensuring improved roading infrastructure for our region, as well as ensuring that our rapidly growing Hopper Bus Service is effective & efficient.
- RATES AFFORDABILITY
Andrew is committed to ensuring that residents get "value for their rating money". He demands transparency, and will constrain bureaucracy to ensure an ACTION oriented organisation.
- 5. TAKING OUR DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD FROM MEDIOCRITY TO GREAT
• Spending directed towards medical treatment, not bureaucracy
• Reduced waiting lists, so that patients get the treatment they need, when they need it
• Strong governance, with both strategic and financial acumen
• Let’s get our DHB off the bottom of the statistics list
1. Improved access to elective surgery (currently 20 out of 21 DHB’s)
2. Increased immunisation (currently 21 out of 21)
3. Better Diabetes & Cardiovascular Services (currently 21 out of 21)
Conflicts of Interest
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I HAVE NO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, and I do not believe that any conflicts of interest are likely to arise in the future.
Authorised by Andrew von Dadelszen of Fourth Avenue, Tauranga 3110
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The question of water fluoridation is the mandate of Tauranga City Council. The District Health Board is elected for its strong governance and not day to day management. We need to be very focused on getting the high level strategic thinking right, so that staff can get their management right - including a strong focus on \"front-line\" solutions. Board members have no more influence over the fluoridation issue than any other member of the city\'s community.
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Monica - I am a strong believer in preventative medicine, and this fits with the role of a Board director. Our role is about governance, and this includes high level strategy. We are not expected to be health professionals with medical expertise. We have to be very careful not to confuse governance with management.
With regard to your specific example, I am no expert, but will strongly advocate for improved community education on health issues, including encouraging preventative solutions.
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