2013 local body elections: candidates
|Invercargill City Council|
MAYORALTY (1 vacancy - 3 nominations received)
BLUFF COMMUNITY BOARD (5 vacancies - 12 nominations received)
BLUFF COMMUNITY POOL TRUST BOARD (5 vacancies - 4 nominations received)
INVERCARGILL CITY COUNCIL (12 vacancies - 22 nominations received)
INVERCARGILL LICENSING TRUST (6 vacancies - 9 nominations received)
|Southland District Council|
MARARORA-WAIMEA WARD (3 Councillors needed)
STEWART ISLAND-RAKIURA WARD (1 Councillor needed)
WAIAU-APARIMA WARD (3 Councillors needed)
WAIHOPAI-TOETOES WARD (2 Councillors needed)
WINTON-WALLACETOWN WARD (3 Councillors needed)
Environment Southland (Southland Regional Council)
FIORDLAND CONSTITUENCY (1 Councillor needed)
EASTERN DOME CONSTITUENCY (2 Councillors needed)
HOKONUI CONSTITUENCY (1 Councillor needed)
INVERCARGILL-RAKIURA CONSTITUENCY (6 Councillors needed)
SOUTHERN CONSTITUENCY (1 Councillor needed)
WESTERN CONSTITUENCY (1 Councillor needed)
Southern District Health Board
EDENDALE-WYNDHAM COMMUNITY BOARD - Edendale Subdivision ( 3 needed)
EDENDALE-WYNDHAM COMMUNITY BOARD - Wyndham Subdivision ( 3 needed)
OTAUTAU COMMUNITY BOARD (6 needed)
RIVERTON-APARIMA COMMUNITY BOARD (6 needed)
STEWART ISLAND-RAKIURA COMMUNITY BOARD (6 needed)
TE ANAU COMMUNITY BOARD (6 needed)
TUATAPERE COMMUNITY BOARD (6 needed)
WALLACETOWN COMMUNITY BOARD (6 needed)
WINTON COMMUNITY BOARD (6 needed)
|Gore District Council|
|Mataura Licensing Trust|
WARD 1, TAPANUI
WARD 3, MATAURA
WARD 5, EDENDALE
WARD 6, WYNDHAM
WARD 7, TOKANUI
Gore & Districts Health
GORE DISTRICT COUNCIL
Nominators: Ian Tulloch and Patricia Anne Morris
Who I am:
What I offer:
Why I am standing:
Nominators: Rosalind Anne Cole and Bruce Milne Smillie
Nominators: Matthew Scott Byars and Christopher Bruce Affleck
I am married to Matthew Byars and we are dairy farmers in North Chatton.
While I have recently returned to the Gore District to my husband's family farm, I previously lived in Gore and worked as chief reporter on the Gore Ensign until moving to Invercargill to further my career in public relations.
For the last eight and a half years I have been employed by the Invercargill City Council as a Communications Advisor, working on projects including the Rugby World Cup.
I would like to use my experience in local government issues and policies for the benefit of the Waikaka and Gore community.
Issues that I feel are important include roading improvements, rates increases (prudent expenditure and lessening the impact on rural ratepayers) and good communication with ratepayers. Good things are happening already and I would like to play a positive part making things better for our community.
Nominators: Garth James Shanks and Ronald Angus McDonald
My second term as your councillor for Kaiwera and Waimumu has gone by quickly. It is a strange job, sometimes frustrating, sometimes rewarding, sometimes slow and occasionally quick.
By comparison as a farmer I make things happen quickly and on time and my way. Democracy simply means that what one thinks should happen very rarely does.
It is a privilege to be able to represent ratepayers at Council meetings and I take that responsibility seriously. I share many people's concerns about Council's steadily rising debt and will continue to voice my concern. We ought to be more disciplined about repayment on all our loans. Amalgamation of Councils is a big issue on the horizon, especially if National gets back in. One "Auckland Council" saved the ratepayers about $124 million.
For better or for worse changes in rural NZ are coming.
I respectfully ask for your support again.
Nominators: Neil Allison Harvey and Alison Maree Gentle
I have lived in Gore since 1971 when my husband, Keith, began teaching at Gore High School.
Our three children were born in Gore and I helped start Oxford Kindergarten as well as supporting our children during their school years with their sporting and cultural interests.
I taught at East Gore and West Gore Schools as Deputy Principal before moving to Tapanui School as Principal from 2000 - 2010.
In the 2008 Queens Birthday Honours I was made a Member of The NZ Order of Merit [MNZM] for services to education.
I am involved in the Anglican Church as a Lay Minister, Vestry member, Synod Representative and am on the Diocesan Council.
As a member of Gore Soroptimist Club many of our projects have benefited the local community.
Having served one term on the Council I would like your support so that I can represent you effectively for another term.
Nominators: Ivan Van de Water and Nigel John Moore
With my wife Denise, we own Paper Plus Gore. I was born in Mataura and educated at Mataura, Longford and Gore High Schools.
I left the area in 1986 and travelled NZ and Australia extensively through jobs in tourism. After a 3 year O.E. to Europe, I returned to NZ to continue in tourism management.
Presently I am Immediate Past Chairman of Eastern Southland Chamber of Commerce and Gore's newest District Councillor. I was elected in a By-Election 18 months ago.
I would be honoured to stand again for the Gore Ward. I'm only just getting my "feet under the table" so to speak. There is a huge amount to learn about local politics, and I feel I can contribute on your behalf, through clear communication and good old-fashioned common sense.
So please return a yes vote for Doug Grant, Gore Ward. Thank you.
Nominators: Brendon Kenneth Harrex and Stephen Alan Coyle
Elected to Council in 2007 & have served 2 terms, latterly as Chairman Regulatory & Planning Committee.
4th generation local, Aged 44 married to Nicky with 4 school children.
Extensive background in Finance & Business Management. Work as a Chief Financial Controller (between meetings). Professional Director of Invest South, Back Country Foods & Benmore Salmon along with Gore Health Ltd which runs our Hospital.
I believe I demonstrate teamwork, sound judgement, business acumen, leadership, common sense, integrity and a positive contribution to finding solutions. I am committed to making a difference/passionate about the opportunities for the District and would value the opportunity to serve the people of the Gore District for a further term.
Our Council focus needs to remain on core business, addressing infrastructure & providing value to our ratepayers. We must continue to look for opportunities to progress our District, especially in areas that will provide employment.
Nominators: Drewe McLaughlan Carran and Bronwyn Anne Reid
59 yr old timber depot manager. Married to Dianne, one adult daughter, Tania.
Seeking re-election for 3rd term on council. Member of following committees:
I am mindful of our aged population on fixed income and containing our rates to affordable levels. Amalgamation with other authorities may happen in the future and if Gore becomes the administration centre, only then would I consider a major upgrade of the Civic building.
The Wastewater/Stormwater Strategy committee is well advanced in important planning and design options to service South & West Gore for the next 50 yrs and allow further residential development. This is a major project as is our on going new water source and quality projects. I am committed to serving the Gore District and available to all ratepayers.
Nominators: Neil McKinley Pritchard and Warren Ivan Aitken
I am a recently retired Chartered Accountant having practised in Gore as senior partner with Malloch McClean since my wife Pauline and I moved here in 1975.
We have 3 daughters and 5 grandsons.
During my time as a Chartered Accountant I acted for many small to intermediate businesses and farmers in the area. At present I am a Director of Gore Health Ltd which is responsible for running the Gore Hospital, Gore Health Ltd and Birch Lane Dental. I am also a executive member of Ice Sport Southland and trustee for numerous Family Trusts.
I have also been involved with education and was Chairman of the Board of St Peters Collage for some years.
If elected my concerns and interests will include encouraging young families to come/remain in our area and to help minimise any rate increases.
Nominators: Ronald Stanley John Hargest and Peter Mitchell Thompson
45 years young machinery mechanic, happily living with fiancé Merryl and step daughters Hannah and Becky.
Merryl and I are keen motorcyclists and get away for a ride as often as possible. I have lived in the Gore district for 19 years and love this place and its people with a passion.
If elected I will do my very best to ease the burden on rate payers. Some impressive projects have been undertaken in our town. They are something to be proud of, however, now is the time to stop needless spending. It is time to focus on essential services and reduce the debt burden and give back to the community.
I may be just one voice, but I promise you I will be heard. I will not be deterred in my efforts to make this community a less expensive place to live.
Nominators: Leeanne Turnbull and Terence Harold Moore
Over the past 3 years people have come to me, not realising I was not on the council, with concerns about issues affecting our community.
Therefore, having been approached about standing again this year, after much consideration I have decided to let my name go forward for the vacancy on the Gore ward.
Having family and friends living working and going to school in Gore, and myself being involved on several committees there it is as much a part of my life as Mataura and we are one in every way except for voting. Therefore, if elected, I can assure you all that I will work as hard for Gore as I have for Mataura and do my utmost to make sure decisions made around the table are to the benefit not detriment of our community.
Together we can go further.
Nominators: Lynda Joan Wairepo and Ronald Stanley John Hargest
Standing with the aim to stop frivolous spending, and endeavour to hold or reduce rates.
Nominators: Christian Duffy and Phillipa Young
I am born and bred in Mataura.
A person who has a passion for the people and welfare of this community.
I have had the privilege of representing you as your ward member for the last 3 years.
I am asking for your support so I can continue to stand up for the rights of the people of this community.
Like you I have a dislike for hefty rate increases.
Nominators: Gabriel Anthony Farry and Noel James Hartstonge
I Peter Grant offer myself for re-election for my third term and consider some of the challenges facing the incoming council.
The three waters, potable, storm and waste, will always be work in progress for council.
Roading will always be a big ticket item, and faces new challenges with the reduced funding from central government.
With the changing face of our community it is pleasing to see some funding secured for migrant services. lt never ceases to amaze me the number of people who want to see rates come down, and in the next breath they ask for increased services, meaning the likelyhood of rates going down are very remote.
Nominators: Nigel John Moore and Evelyn Ann Sadlier
Raised in Gore, age: 47. Married to John, with two teenagers. We own Southern Office Products Depot, in Gore.
Having spent all my life here, I am passionate about our District.
I have served on Council for 12 years, and as a Chairperson for the past 9 years.
For our Council, Water- both supply and quality, will be topical in the next few years, as we focus on the challenge around this vital infrastructure. Planned works will be necessary to provide for the community in the short term, and into the future.
The last 3 years on Council has been a time of careful planning for the future, and I believe we have had a good cross section of skill sets with the Councillors during this time.
I would gladly continue to serve the community for another term, should I be re-elected. Thank you.
Nominators: Thomas Logan Affleck and Andrew David Morrison
After being a regular submitter to the Council for many years on Annual and Long Term planning issues I am committing to the challenge of representing both urban and rural people in the District Wide Ward.
I believe that for the good of our district in the future Council needs to:
My wife Jo and I farm at North Chatton and I have had a wide involvement with various farming related organisations and the local church.
Nominators: Michael Francis O'Neill and Duncan Matthew McLeod
58 years old and farming near Mataura.
I am Deputy Mayor and have been Chairman of the Finance and Policy Committee for some time, I was the previous Chair of the Regulatory and Planning Committee, I am council representitive on The Venture Southland board and representitive on the Wastenet joint committee, I am a Resource Management Act consent hearing commissioner.
If elected I will support a conservative approach to debt and financial management, ensuring services are provided, maintained and improved at best possible cost and see the district progress in a measured and affordable manner.
The immediate priorities are water supply for Gore and Mataura and waste and storm water disposal in Gore.
I want to see the roading network continue to get sufficient funding to maintain the present level of service and improve the quality and capacity of the network over time.
Nominators: Douglas Arthur John King and John Taipari Hape
I have been living in Mataura for 34 years. Our four children all attended Mataura Playcentre, and Primary School before travelling to Gore for intermediate and secondary schooling.
I worked as a midwife at Gore Hospital for 23 years and since then have been actively involved in several community groups. All these things would not be possible without the help of John and the many townsfolk who have the same dreams as we do for our town.
Mataura is a great town and I would very much like to see us all work together for the betterment of the town for us, our children and our grandchildren. I will do all I can to achieve this if elected. Having been a year on the Community Board I feel I am just beginning to come to understand how these things work and would like to build on this.
Nominators: Bruce Thomas McDonough and Judith Maisie Keno
My wife Jennifer and I farm close to the Mataura township, and operate other small business interests in the town. I believe there are opportunities to bring positive change to the town and it's people, and am committed to make a difference, striving for a new future for our community.
I have appreciated working together this past term with all those involved, on various projects, and in achieving set goals.
There maybe some things we cannot change, yet I am confident there is much we can do to make a more welcoming environment - a place where people will want to live and work, raise a family, or simply enjoy retirement.
Nominators: Shona Alice Margaret Kirby and Quintin John Mantell
I am married to Craig. We have four adult children, 1 granddaughter.
I am a Life member of the Mataura Rugby Football club, I also hold the treasurers position which I have done for a number of years.
I am on the committee of New Zealand Gold Guitars Awards, and this year I took on the role of sponsorship.
I continue to do community patrol monthly.
I have served a 3 year term on the Mataura Community Board. It has been a real learning curve and an enjoyable and rewarding challenge for me. I feel I now understand a lot more about our community and its needs.
I would like to have the chance to complete some of the tasks that the community board have started. We as a Community Board have achieved some great goals within our term, but have so much more to contribute to our community.
Nominators: Jennifer Leigh and Brendon Dean Murray
MATAURA LICENSING TRUST
Nominators: Andrea Kaye McKee and Barbara Anne Hanna
Community Positions Held:
During the past 3 years the Mataura Licensing Trust, together with The Trust Community Foundation, has financially supported individuals, schools, sporting and other community groups in its West Otago area, on average, to the sum of approximately $60000.00 per annum.
It is a special privilege to be your current representative and a greater honour to have been elected as Board President in 2010.
If re-elected, I will continue to represent this area to the very best of my ability and with the same drive and enthusiasm.
Nominators: Alexander John Keith and Gary Raymond Adair
The publicly owned Mataura Licensing Trust concept has always appealed to me, hence my reason for standing for another term.
I am grateful of the support I have received over the years from the community.
The business and financial aspects of the Trust I find very interesting and thanks to prudent management, the trust has a substantial debt free financial base.
Management and staff are the cash generators of the Trusts core business, and I fully support them.
Communication with other organisations is very important.
I am married to Dianne, have 4 adult daughters and have owned and operated mixed farms.
I was employed for 33 years at Mataura Paper Mills, starting in the process section and retiring as General Manager.
Over the years I have been on various committees and have served the community for 16 years as a Justice of the Peace.
Nominators: Donald William McDougall and Drewe McLaughlan Carran
55 years young, married, 2 children, 5 grandchildren.
I am a great believer in what YOUR trust has done for our community.
I have served on the MLT board for the past 16 years and am thankful for your support and I offer my experience for re-election.
I managed Firestone Gore for over 32 years, I am the Country show host on our local Hokonui Radio, Thomas Green, a completed plan of the Board with plans for other outlets to follow. I would like to follow them through.
The structure that is YOUR Licensing Trust is what has helped our community for over 58 years. Arts, sports, health, education and many other areas have helped all people in our trust area.
I have experience, honesty and integrity to offer, I would again like the chance to help make our Trust bigger and better.
Please exercise your right and vote.
Nominators: Amanda Inder and Colin Robert Sharp
I'm passionate about Gore and believe that I have the attributes and integrity to be an asset on The MLT board.
I am a 53 year old business owner, married with two children. Born and bred in Gore and have immersed myself in numerous associations over the years.
I have a strong affiliation with many sporting clubs and codes, which makes me a team player who is prepared to put in the hard graft to get results for community projects and fund raising initiatives.
Having spent a great deal of time playing sport, and being a professional fishing guide on our local rivers I value. I am a strong advocate for the wonderful resources and facilities we have on our back door.
If I am successful in my endeavours of being voted onto the MLT, you can be assured I will be forever diligent and focussed on supporting our community.
Nominators: Craig Russell Sinclair and Warren John Beattie
I have lived in the Mataura District all my life. I am 34 years old and married with 3 young children. I am the manager of a small engineering firm in Gore. I am currently an active member of the Mataura Fire Brigade and have done over 16 years in service.
I would like to see the Mataura Licensing Trust build on what it has done for the community over the past 58 years.
So with your support in re-electing myself to the board we, the community, can keep moving forward into the future.
Nominators: Kenneth Clive Moseby and Aron Glyn Perkins
With a strong Board and Management team the Mataura Licensing Trust has continued to grow over the last three years.
During this time the "Thomas Green" has been opened, "Howl at the Moon" updated and "Heartland Hotel's " refurbishment, Stage II will be completed this year.
Major projects undertaken, include funding Swimming lessons for all school pupils, completing Whiteboards in Schools, hosting Christmas Dinners for over 800 Senior Citizens, as well as being major sponsors for the Moonshine Festival, Songwriters' original Songs and "Tui" Awards, Hokonui Fashion Awards and Southern Shears.
Healthy profits have been returned to the M.L.T. area through the Education, Welfare, Cultural, Arts, Heritage and Sporting sectors of the community.
Nominators: Melissa Jane King and Ewen Robert Whitefield
As a long-standing, loyal Eastern Southland resident, I offer the following attributes for your vote:
The Trust benefits the community which I believe needs to be better informed of its vision. Whilst legally obligated to distribute funds to the community, the Trust must be vigilant with its expenditure.
With significant changes imminent to the Sale of Liquor Act, the Trust will need to adapt its operations to successfully implement these.
Nominators: David James Charles McKenzie and Bruce Henry Sinclair
Jeannine Cunningham, an existing board member of the Mataura Licensing Trust seeking re-election to once again represent Ward 5. I live in the Edendale township with my husband Mike and son Brody, amongst the grass roots of our community.
The MLT is a valuably community-owned asset which provides much needed funding and support in many areas throughout our wards. There are new challenges ahead and experienced board members are better equipped to deal with these.
My skills come from a variety of board experience and have enabled me to offer consistency in all decision-making whiel continually thinking strategically and evaluating the outcomes. I will continue to ask the hard questions because someone has to.
It's about community... if elected I will promote transparency and listen and respect our community's views to ensure a strong future for the MLT and its charitable work and support amongst our communities.
Nominators: James Walker and John William Alan Wright
I am the current member for Ward 6 in the Licensing Trust and wish to seek your vote for Re-election.
I have resided in Wyndham for the last 39 years and have always played an active part in the community. I have a great local knowledge of the areas needs and requirements, which can be supported by the MLT. If re-elected I will continue to represent our local community with Integrity.
The Trust has been a strong supporter of Local organisations for over 58 years. I am a strong believer in the benefits that the MLT brings to your district, so would stress on every voter to exercise their right to vote and show an interest in your trust.
I am a recent widower with 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with family and supporting them in their varied pursuits.
Thank you for your support.
Nominators: David Allan Strang and Brian Alexander Dermody
My name is Peter (Todd) Lyders, I am a 49 year old fifth generation farmer from Tokanui where I live with my fiancee Serena. We have five teenage children Mikaere 19, Mollie 19, Jack 17, Taamati 16 and Lincoln 15, three of which are still at home.
I am a community involved person who is active in St Johns, Tokanui Rugby Club, Search and Rescue, Scouts, Community Development Area (CD A) and a range of other community projects when they arise.
I have enjoyed my first term on the board which I see as serving my community in a different capacity. I am seeking re-election to continue realising potential benefits to the community in which my family and I live.
GORE DISTRICT HEALTH Inc
Having served one term on Gore Health Inc I believe that I can continue to be an effective member of a smooth functioning board for the next term.
Gore Health Inc is the owner of the hospital on behalf of the Gore community. As trustees for the community trustees should provide secure financing, and the maintenance of our wonderful facility.
With a knowledge of board procedures I believe that I can help ensure Gore Health Inc operates in a business like manner.
I have lived near Mataura all my life. I am 59, married to Sue, and we have two adult children. I am employed at Alliance Group's Mataura plant.
I respectfully seek your support in the upcoming elections for a further term with Gore and Districts Health Incorporated Society.
The incorporated society is the sole shareholder of your wholly-owned company, Gore Health Ltd. As such our main roles have been to:
Examples include the General Practice, the Dental Practice, and more recently the establishment of a community owned and operated Centre for Rural Development including Healthcare Robotics.
Eastern-Dome Constituency – two Councillors
Fiordland Constituency – one Councillor
Hokonui Constituency – one Councillor
Southern Constituency – one Councillor
Western Constituency – one Councillor
Invercargill-Rakiura Constituency – six Councillors
|Queenstown Lakes District Council|
QUEENSTOWN-WAKATIPU WARD (6 vacancies)
WANAKA WARD (3 vacancies)
WANAKA COMMUNMITY BOARD (4 vacancies)
ARROWTOWN WARD (1 vacancy)
CENTRAL OTAGO HEALTH Inc (1 vacancy - Wanaka Ward)
|Central Otago District Council|
Election of THREE Councillors for the Cromwell Ward
Election of TWO Councillors for the Earnscleugh-Manuherikia Ward
Election of ONE Councillor for the Teviot Valley Ward – No election
Election of ONE Councillor for the Maniototo Ward
Election of THREE Councillors for the Alexandra Ward
Election of FOUR members for the Cromwell Community Board
Election of FOUR members for the Maniototo Community Board – no election
Election of FOUR members for the Teviot Valley Community Board – no election
Election of THREE members for the Vincent Community Board – Alexandra Ward
Election of TWO members for the Vincent Community Board – Earns/Manu Ward
CENTRAL OTAGO HEALTH Inc
Election of ONE Member for the Teviot Valley Ward
Election of ONE Member for the Cromwell Ward
Election of ONE Member for the Earnscleugh-Manuherikia Ward
Election of ONE Member for the Alexandra Ward
No Candidates – Central Otago Health Inc to appoint.
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