Why you need Ronald in this council
You need a fresh approach to consider our local council issues. I have experience in governance, financial and voluntary matters. My key values are:
1.We need to actively ‘Preserve’ the Masterton environment. Make sure that we are sustaining our resources, so we can future proof our assets for our children’s children to enjoy. “What you do today will impact on tomorrow”.
2.We must find ways of ‘Protecting’ our culture, our heritage, our people and those things that set Masterton and Wairarapa apart from the rest of the world. We know that we have a unique vibrant community. “Keep it that way”.
3.We must start now with our youth to find tomorrow’s leaders today. Provide the necessary incentives for young people to ‘Participate’ in local council. “Tomorrow’s leaders today”.
4.‘People’ are pivotal in making this council effective. We need your voice to focus our council effort and make sensible changes. “Your voice our action".
Top 5 Issues
- Sort the “S..t” out now!
Get the Sewage sorted now. We need to ensure that we are fully committed to a sewage system that will work for our next generation. Plan for future maintenance and upgrades in council plans
- Improve Safety and Community Connections.
Strongly support Masterton Healthy and Safer Community Council maintain and retain its recent designation to the World Health Organisation in April 2010. This is achieved by councils supporting activities like Community Alcohol Action Group, Wairarapa Roadsafety Council and Wairarapa Violence free projects, to reduce harm in our community.
- Advocate for Mastertons' most vulnerable Older adults and children
Support older adult increase strength and balance programmes and manage Council units that house our aging population.
Support services for at risk children, by ensuring children services are effective for this community
- Improve Road safety and Road engineering.
Increase access to Masterton by improving our roads. Strongly support Wairarapa Roadsafety Council reduce the number of Road Crashes and unnecessary loss of life.
To make change you need to think differently
I am committed at making a difference. I am committed to the people of Masterton and Wairarapa to ensure that we are safe in this community. I am committed to working with Youth to promote education and wellbeing. I am committed to sports and developing our next All black or Silver Fern from Masterton. I am committed to achieve results so your vote will be the first result for the Masterton District Council.
Ronald is educated in Masterton and went to Victoria University. Ronald is a qualified Social Worker, with over 15 year’s experience.
Ronald is married with 5 sons, aged 19, 6, two at 4 and one nearing his first birthday in October.
Ronald enjoys sports and is actively involved with Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union as a Board Member. Additional to this Ronald is on Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Maori Sports Awards Board, supporting Maori sports heroes (Auckland)
Ronald enjoys the role as a Board member with REAP to increase education in our community.
Ronald is serious about his commitment to Màori and is a Board member with Rangitane o Wairarapa.
Ronald is concerned about safety and is on the Masterton Healthy and Safer Communities Council Board.
Ronald enjoys music and can be heard from time to time playing in the band or providing music at his sons kindy or Rugby.
Ronald works as an Injury Prevention Manager and is keen to help this community grow old safely and prosper.
Conflicts of Interest
Authorised by Ronald Karaitiana of 22 Hogg Cres Masterton
Results - Final
- Lyn Patterson
- Jonathan Hooker
- Gary Caffell
- Doug Bracewell
- Mark McGrath
- Nick (Dingo) Dench
- Steph Gundersen-Reid
- Ronald Karaitiana
- PJ Hunt
- Jim O'Dowd