Rod Ardern

My principal place of residence is in the District-Wide Councillor area.

I am New Plymouth born and raised, and apart from military service and a brief O.E, I have lived in the area all my life
I believe strongly in the concept of the councils core responsibilities are the provision and maintanance of basic infrastructure, and I am standing to ensure that rate payers get the best value for the hard earned rates they pay. In my profesional career, I have learned that a successful outcome in any business deal is a good result is found for both supplier and end user, and in these times of financial hardship for many working families I will do my best to ensure that council spending is directed to needs, not wants.

Now is not the time for extravagence, consolidate, get the basics right, and grow the area in a prudent fashion.

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