Local Resident 30 years. Self−employed 45 years. Happily married to Christine, 2 adult children and one grandson. Past member New Lynn Community Board for 3 terms; Life member Bay Olympic Soccer Club; Founder Trustee Tag−Out Graffiti Trust. Also servedon other voluntary organisations such as Community house and Eco−Matters Trust. Working with and for the community is one of my passions and the highlight has been serving on the Portage Trust over the last 6 years. It has been a privilege to meet and support volunteers involved in local community organisations, agencies and schools and through the grants process enable them to continue their valuable services. As a sitting member of the Trust, I was elected as a Director of West Auckland Trust Services which operates the combined trusts commercial business. I would like to continue my work as your representative and appreciate your ongoing support.