- 23 years experience in data networking and broadband infrastructure
- Economic development, Enterprise Northland board
- Tourism industry experience, Destination Northland board
- Business and governance experience
- Community focus
Jane Hindle worked in a leadership role in the data networking and telecommunications industry for 23 years, specifically in the area of high speed broadband data network infrastructure deployment. She spent 12 years on the Board of the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ), and played a key role in shaping telecommunications regulation in New Zealand. She also has experience of local government having worked for the FNDC over a 4-year period.
Jane has been on the Boards of Enterprise Northland and Destination Northland, a member of the Institute of Directors and is currently on the board of the Kororāreka Marae Society and Russell Museum. She is Executive Trustee of the R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust which provides youth leadership and sail training programmes for youngsters throughout the region and operates a tourism business during summer.
If elected to NRC, she will focus on improved working relationships, good governance and community engagement, smart use of information technology to increase efficiencies and supporting a cohesive regional approach for the deployment of rural fibre networks in the Far North District to support health and education. She will also focus on working together to improve the average wage, and increasing the opportunities for employment particularly in the knowledge based economy.
In Russell Kororāreka, where she lives, Jane is a volunteer St John Ambulance officer and is studying Year 2 Te Ara Reo Māori with the Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Top 5 Issues
- Improving relationships between Regional and District Councils, identifying areas of synergy, removing duplication so we can do more with less;
- Better communications with stakeholders, communities and individuals with measurable performance and simplified reporting for key results area. so people understand what the Regional Council does;
- Strong focus on the Northland Regional Council's core accountabilities of environment, regional infrastructure and regional economic performance and do the basics well, particularly addressing water quality issues.
- Increased prioritisation on economic development so we lift the region’s key performance indicators for their present low;
- Focus on investment performance to maximise the returns on regional assets to regional ratepayers so income from investment continues to offset high levels of NRC rates.
Tēna kōutou katoa. Ko Jane Hindle ahau, no Kororāreka ahau, ko Maiki tōku maunga, ko Pikopiko i Whiti tōku moana, ko R.Tucker Thompson tōku kaipuke, ko Kororāraka tōku marae, Ko Harry Nicholls tōku Papa, no Tamakai Makāurāu ia, ko Joan Nicholls tōku Mama, no Ingarani ia, engari ko Kerikeri tāna kianga noho inanahei, nō reiara tēna kōutou katoa.
Greetings, my name is Jane Hindle and I come from Russell in the Bay of Islands. I have lived in the Far North District for 11 years. Prior to that, I had a long career in senior management positions in the information technology and telecommunications industries, working in the UK, Europe and New Zealand and the Pacific. Since moving North, I have been involved in a number of community organisations. I was the President of the Russell Business Assocation for two years, I have been a volunteer Ambulance Officer for St John Ambulance since 2000; I am the Vice Chair of the Russell Museum board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Kororāreka Marae Society. I am also presently the Executive Trustee of Northland's tall ship the R.Tucker Thompson which operates a tourism business over summer that funds youth development and leadership voyages over winter.
For 4 years I was on the Board of Trustees of Enterprise Northland, the region's economic development agency and on the Board of Destination Northland, the regional tourism organisation for Tai Tokerau Northland.
I am a hard worker, passionate Northlander with a can do attitude and believe this is one of the best places to live in New Zealand. I will bring sound common sense, good judgement backed by extensive professional experience to the Regional Council if elected. For this reason, I ask for your vote.
Authorised by Mike Simm of 36 Waipapa Road