Kia Orana and Warm Pacific greetings. I have been a resident of 56 years, married with three children and a Grandmother of three boys. Born in Rarotonga, emigrated in 1954 and educated in Tokoroa. I want to be elected as a Tokoroa Ward Councillor. My goal is to help Tokoroa move “up and Onwards”. The issues that interest me are care of the Elderly, supporting our Youth, local employment, developing the Event Centre and economic improvement. Rural Health such as access to services, specialists and transport. Currently employed by the Waikato District Health Board as a Pacific Health Liaison at Tokoroa Hospital. Board Member with the South Waikato Pacific Island Health Committee Inc. I have seen Tokoroa grow and change over many decades, it has nurtured and sustained me and our Pacific families. Kia Manuia
Okay! Why am I running for Council?
I am proud to have been nominated by my Cook Island Community and supported by SWPIHC Inc, my immediate, extended and Church family here in Tokoroa. I believe that this Council has room for another fresh Pacific voice, a fresh Pacific face with a new proactive Pacific prospective.
What I have to offer!
Knowledge of Governance, Management, Policies and Procedures, Strategic Planning, Quality Control, Health and Safety, Risk Management and Conflict Resolution. I can also offer honesty, inclusion, transparent and clear communication, teamwork, work smart and humour.
Issues of Interests to me are!
Rural Health - accessibility for all to rural health services, Specialists and Transport. Support of the Elderly and Youth in the South Waikato. Economic stimulation, local employment in the District and completing the Event Centre.
What U as a Voter can expect of me!
U can expect professional behaviour in and outside of the Council Rooms. I hear what U have to say - I listen. I am able to contribute to robust constructive debate and I will agree to disagree, with respect. I enjoy working with a combined approach in a team setting; it creates a synergy of respect, trust and fun. I am committed to true comunity service.
Top 5 Issues
- Rural Health.
That there is a clear message that the Tokoroa Hospital is not going to be closed.
Recently our CEO Clive Climo had indicated at a Public Meeting held at the Tokoroa Hospital Library that after considerable indepth feasability research and consultations that moving the Hospital would not be viable or productive.
- Economic Stimulation.
Attracting new, positive and viable enterprises into the District brings jobs and employment.
Celebrating and showcasing our Cultural Festivals - untapped and underrated.
- Our Youth in the District.
Completing the Event Centre so that all our Youth in the District are able to participate in i.e; Hip Hop Comps, Youth Rock Quest for the District and creating their own music/video Competitions. Developing, supporting and growing our Youth in Performing Arts. The list is limited only by the lack of imagination.
- Our Eldery and our families.
The care of our Elderly is important, ensuring that they are informed of all their entitlements in their 'Golden Years'.
Safety for all our families seems to be an issue and a growing concern for parents with young children and young teenagers.
Parents are worried about gangs in town!!!
- Strengthen our relationship between Maori and Pacific.
Tokoroa has always been and always will be a MULTICULTURAL community.
"Tokoroa - the heart of the South Waikato with the beat of the Pacific" The Cook Island Community here in Tokoroa consider that Tokoroa as the 16th Island in the Cook Group.
Both our cultures have contributed a special flavour, colour and inclusiveness. Creating a unique platform with opportunities to do what we do well and showcase our cultures.
Kia Ora Koutou katoa, Talofa Lava, Bula, Kia Orana and warm Pacific greetings, again I would like to introduce myself to U the viewers and potential voters - To those of U who do not know me, my name is PUAPII DANIEL-NGATAE.
WHAT DO I DO?
Currently I am employed Partime by the WAIKATO DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD as Pacifc Health Liaison at the Tokoroa Hospital. My brief is to guide and provide cultural support / referral for ALL Pacific People who journed through the Hospital and Health system.
I am also required to assist my work colleagues in Community Health, the Family Health Teams including other DHB staff with Language Translation and comprehension as well as Social and Cultural issues.
Netball has been of huge interest for me with the Tokoroa Netball Centre, as a player at Regional Level, Coach, Selector, Committee Member and now a Volunteer. I have been a member of the SPARTANS NETBALL CLUB and we will be celebrating 45 years this Labour Weekend 2010. That is 45 years of unbroken continuous service to Netball in Tokoroa and the Wider South Waikato District.
I volunteer at Netball which I thoroughly enjoy. This is to put back into the Sport what I have learnt, gained and this has gifted me with wonderfully strong rural women who have become life long friends.
I enjoy supporting our Cook Island Youth with our Cook Island Dance Competitions, both locally and Nationall, closely followed with our Annual Church Festival held at different centres throughout NZ.
Secretary for the St Lukes Vainetini Tuitui (Traditional Cook Island Sewing) for the last 6 yrs.
Ex-Vice President of P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A. Tokoroa Branch.
Vice Chairperson o Te Roopu Kaimahi Maori e Polinetia at Tokoroa Hospital.
A member of St Lukes Prebryterian Church which my parents and extended families have been pioneer founders.
Again thank U for taking the time to read all about me and a vote 4 me is proactive, positive and progressive for the Tokoroa Ward and the South Waikato District.
Kia Manuia and Thank U.
Authorised by Authorised by of Puapii Daniel-Ngatae
Results - Final
- Jenny Shattock
- Barrie Herlihy
- Lyn Corban
- Alan Blair
- Mike Gubb
- Brenda Watkins
- Frances Campbell
- Colin Bridle
- Wendy Cook
- Johnny Dryden
- Puapii Daniel-Ngatae
- Robin Atkins
- Pius Zammit
- Ken Mconie
- Max Davis