Hi ,thanks for checking me out.I would like to have knocked on your door to meet you in person.Short of that please look at my short video on www.futurewest.org.nz or cut and paste the following link to youtube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOBlSDGEvrE.Thanks
For a better West, Vote Future West
I am standing for the local board to protect what we love about Waitakere: our people, our lifestyle and the beautiful Waitakere Ranges. The ‘Super city’ will bring rapid changes to our area. We need to ensure that these changes mean secure housing, sustainable local work and continued protection for our fabulous natural environment.
I live in Waitakere and work for the WeedFree Trust and Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust, helping residents manage bush properties and restore streams. I also provide environmental education to business, community groups and schools.
The Supercity is here to stay. Our front door has been jammed wide open and Auckland is coming our way. A vote for me and for Future West will give you local board representatives dedicated to ensuring that the new Council hears the true voice of the Waitakere community.
Top 5 Issues
- The new Auckland Council needs to be fully accountable to its ratepayers.Greater concentration of power needs to be balanced by real transparency and meaningfulconsultation
- We need to honour our committment in Waitakere to the work we have done in establishing the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Bill.Our natural environment is one of our greatest treasures and its value for us and for the generations to come is unmeasurable.
- Significant community assets that are currently owned by Council need to stay owned by Council.This is especially true if they already generate major income.Flogging off assets for the sake of short term gain will only bring ratepayers hidden costs down the track.Water is a basic human right and must be provided to communities at minimum cost.It must not be privatised.
- Local initiatives should be supported where possible by Council.A move to greater centralised power should not necesarily go hand in hand with increased corporate control of all facets of our lives.Local business people can provide local service.
- A fair rating system open to public consultation,is needed to provide a broad range of services to the community.It is one thing to simply offer "the lowest possible rates" but what does this really mean to our quality of life?Who misses out?
Authorised by Neil Henderson of 36 Evans Rd Glen Eden
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Results - Final
- Judy Lawley
- Mark Brickell
- Janet Clews
- Greg Presland
- Neil Henderson
- Denise Yates
- Peter Fielding
- Steve Tollestrup
- Andrew Higgs
- Ivan Yukich
- Christopher Penk
- Paul Mitchell
- Pim Van Der Voort
- Carl Harding
- Gayle Marshall
- John Newick
- Steve McDonald