Top 5 Issues
- I am standing as a Rate Freeze Candiate
determined to hold rates at present levels.
RFC candiates are being represented throughout the electorate . We will not vote for increases .
All future budgets must be maintained at present levels or where possible lower .
- I have been endorsed by the Save Our River Trust. Where I am currently the project coodinator.I have been chosen to represent the Trust in the cleanup of the Manawatu River and the Foxton River Loop .
To date we have taken a colaborative approach working with our partners HDC and Horizons as well as our Community .
All 9 Hapu of Ngati Raukawa are represented within the Save Our River Trust . I am passionate about the cleanup of our lakes and waterways .
- I recognise the interests of our stakeholders in the Farming and rural community and am keen to listen to the problems and help facilitate solutions . I understand that any enviromental cleanup must be done in an orderly colaborative manner . Its time for more help from Horizons and less regulatory pressure . We must all work as a partnership if we are going to achieve workable results .
- I totally support a review of the present Resource managment act and the way in which its being enacted on our comunities. It needs to be simplified to reduce costs and the situation of a farmer not being able to clean a drain withouit extra cost and the frustrating time delays is unacceptable. Not only that it ties up Valuable Horizons staff time which could be better spent being elsewhere. .
I am presently a member of the Foxton Community board and I have also the Community board,s and for the past three years have been the Horowhenua district Councils representitive on the "Horizons Lower Manawatu Scheme", "Manawatu River users" and Palmerston North City Waste water Monitoring group. I also am the community Board representive to Save Our River trust .
As project coodinator for Save Our River Trust I have been part of the successful team efforts to progress the cleanup of the Foxton River Loop .I am passionate about cleaning up our waterways and lakes and Already we have built two wetlands and completed thier plantings . We have also built 9.5kms of walkways and have been successfull in obtaining support from many of our local Farming community both Horizons and the HDC Foxton Tourist and development as well as the whole community working as a team to achieve the goals being set.
I was a member of the original Te Awahou Niewe Stroom steering group and I an currently a member of the Electoral College for Te Awahou Niewe Stroom.
This was the opportunity to pull our community together to support the wonderful Tourist hub for the Region it is supported The Save Our River Trust Foxton Community Board . The Horowhenua Distric Council . Horizons Regional Council The Dutch Museum Trust , The Horowhenua Library Trust , The Flax Strpper Muesum by the 9 Hapu of Ngati Raukawa as well as our whole commumity .
I believe I have the skills to work with our Regional Council to build the same supportive level of cooportation that has existed with this project. I will come with the support of those groups involved and I am committed to support such a worthy project. I am also committed to support the worthy trustees of this project in who I have complete faith. This project will stimulate the whole region bringing with it Tourism jobs and many opportunities.
We also expect to see the hydrology for the Foxton River loop completed pre Xmas and again I believe my skills as a project manager can be extended to create a most workable situation between all stakeholders in the region and clean up our rivers and lakes
I have lived in the region for 19 years and believe we need to promote tourism within our region based around our natural resouces..
I pride myself in being approachable and keen to hear from the electorate regarding any special issues you may have .
I am also a keen boatie and I am a member of the local Marine boating club I also have an avid interst in our enviroment wanting to see us all leave it better for the next generation.After all we are all of us only cartakers for our lifetime .
Authorised by J.A. ( Tony ) Murdoch of 14 Maine Parade Foxton Beach
Results - Final
- Lindsay Burnell
- Colleen Sheldon
- Lynne Bailey-Pearce
- Tony Murdoch
- Mike Smith
- Kelvin Lane