My principal place of residence is in the Inglewood Community Board area.
Tēnā Koutou, I am a small business owner, and mother, living in Inglewood. My motivations are - social justice, rights of the child, environment & sustainability, get the basics right, and become part of NPDC's vision of a sustainable lifestyle capital.
I want to see: basic quality roading maintenance, investigation of cycleways and safer roads, increased accessibility to public transport, free public transport to free events in NP, council support for creative, fun spaces for people to gather, active networking and liaison with social agencies, community groups and NGO's, to identify needs.
I will work to build relationships with council teams and officers, and integrate with our local schools, residents, rural community and business groups.
Together we can move Inglewood forward to an inclusive, representative, fun, safe and creative place to live, work and play.
Ngä mihi nui
No. Rate increases are increasingly unaffordable for many in our community. Prudent use of rates funds needs to be a higher priority.
Yes. Under-investment over decades has led to a crisis situation which requires a reform approach - which will ensure better outcomes and lower costs to households.
Climate change is a core challenge and has been identified by the NPDC as a major hazard. The council needs to continue making tough decisions and keep climate change as the top consideration in every decision or initiative.
Yes. As our economy moves towards a diverse and creative mix of enterprise we need local govt to actively walk alongside small business development. NPDC is already doing great mahi in this area, we just need to build and extend to broaden outcomes.
I support a Māori ward as a genuine partnership model and honouring of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. A Māori ward is an essential and integral part of our rohe moving forward together.
NPDC needs to actively draw Waitara, Ōākura, Urenui, Ōkato and Inglewood into its 'sustainable lifestyle capital'. Our outlying towns have rich communities and environments that deserve the same care, attention and planning as our largest centre gets.
It should be capped.
Bringing our communities together through a common vision which breaks down divisions. Linking and connecting our towns, rural areas and spaces in a sustainable way physically, creating an equitable and empowering community where we all thrive.