I and my wife Cynthia, a local school teacher, have resided in Mount Maunganui for 33 years. We raised four children while I served in the NZ Police during that time, then as a Mount Ward Councillor for 6 years. I am currently employed by the Port of Tauranga. In my involvement with community service organisations, I found the Mount College and Intermediate School Boards and being President of the NZ Battle of Crete Veterans Association particularly rewarding. Founding the Bayfair Triathlon enabled significant financial contributions to local causes. As a Councillor I instigated changes including the Mauao Ranger appointment, boardwalk development and installation of Crime Prevention cameras.
Yes to the planned walkway, Bayfair to Papamoa, using developers' fees.
No to library fee increases.
Yes to maintaining the existing Hotpools. Why spend $7 million changing this Mount icon.
Rate requirement increase of 60%+ over the last 6 years is unacceptable.