Tasman Leader : September 26th 2013
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Available from Nelson Provincial Museum and Page & Blackmore Booksellers This new and lavishly illustrated book captures the unfolding social tapestry that has played out on Church Hill and its historic steps. 5655451AA for $65.00 Know your candidates The fifth in a weekly series leading up to the October 12 local government elections profiling our district's community board, council and mayoral hopefuls. This week the we profile the candidates standing for the four seats on the Motueka Community Board. MOTUEKA COMMUNITY BOARD CANDIDATES CONTINUED Page 24 Anna Louise Cole My mother, Joy Henderson's ancestors, the Groobys, came to Nelson in 1843 and in 1849 moved to Rocky River, she grew up in Motueka. My father, Norman Coles' ancestors, came in the late 1840s to Nelson. He grew up at Coles' Beach, Motueka River. I grew up at Riverside Community, married and raised three sons there. In the mid-eighties I trained as an Early Childhood worker; working in Motueka and Richmond; then managed Nelson Polytechnic childcare as a registered teacher. I moved to Riwaka in 2003. I want to listen to your concerns, ideas and interests.My interests are public health and public amenities, the elderly, the disabled and other minority groups. I want to change TDC's mounting debt, the inaction about stopbank maintenance, High Street traffic, the library extension and increase Iwi involvement in Governance and future planning issues. Paul Hawkes Born and bred in Motueka and married with two grown sons. Background in automotive mechanics with 20 years experience in successful business and management enterprises. Passionate about youth training, especially within the motor and related industries. Currently offering auto- motive pre-trades training. I am seeking re-election for my third term on the Motueka Community Board. Motueka is the volunteer capital of New Zealand. Community projects need clear direction and the MCB is the ideal forum for not only advocacy but leader- ship. I want to see Motueka progress and grow, encouraging employment opportunities, especially for youth. I am extremely proud of the way the Board has gelled with open communication with Council and successfully consulted on how projects within the area are managed and funded. Over the last three years the MCB has worked hard to see numerous projects'' completed locally, that would have never been possible without our representation and leadership. Richard Charles Horell I am a 60-year-old orchardist who has given 15 years previously to the Motueka Community Board. I have taken a break of nine years from the board in order to restructure the business which my wife Sue and I own and feel now that I can do justice to job if elected. I will bring an experienced business and public service attitude to the board with the priority of ensuring Motueka's voice is heard and that we will get our share of the cake so to speak. I want to ensure my children and grandchildren have a well administered town to be proud of. Dave Lelong If elected to the Motueka Community Board I will provide an avenue of support for ratepayers and do my utmost to carry their wishes and concerns to council. I will also continue to address the following issues that are important, namely, Council's overspending that incurs ever increasing debt, Motueka's rezoning that must be revisited as it unjustifiably affects ratepayers, and Kaiteriteri Road remains a high priority and must be included in Council's 5-10 year plan to ensure its completion within this timeframe. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on reports involving the Motueka River and it is now time for action -- removal of the gravel will protect the stopbank and the bridge. Lastly, the Motueka Port must have a channel to open waters if it is to remain viable. I have the ability to listen, I will ask the hard questions on behalf of this Ward. Russell Loder My name is Russell Loder, married to Diane and we have three adult children living in the Motueka Ward, with two grandchildren, and Diane and I have been resident's of Mariri for the last 15 years. I have 10 years experience in a governing situation having been the C.E.O of the Wairarapa Bush, Marl- borough and Nelson Bays Rugby Football Unions and I am currently employed as a sales representative for an agriculture products company and am well informed of the Ward's problems. I ask for your vote so that I can make a difference to your town and ward, by ensuring that our elected Council representatives are kept honest in supporting our ward, not approving works in other regions. Expect more, vote for Russell (Arkie) for action and results. Cliff Satherley I was born and educated in Motueka, I am 52 years old, married to Alison and have three children. I am currently seeking re-election. I am totally committed to the well-being of the Motueka Ward, and my back- ground clearly demonstrates this. Coming from a rural background and now living and working in town provides me with a balanced view. I understand the differences within our Ward. I believe in progress but not at the expense of the ratepayers. We need energetic and intelligent people to push Motueka's point of view in the TDC. Rates have to be affordable. Reducing unnecessary delays, bureau- cratic costs, and the paper war are just some of the issues that need to be addressed. Flood protection, water reticulation, planning for the future of Motueka all this and more, I have the skills to represent you. I will represent what the community wants. Dana Wensley Born and raised in Motueka, Dana has a PhD in medical law and ethics from Kings College (London), and brings a fresh, constructive voice to the Board. She returns to the area after serving on the Guelph Mercury Community Editorial Board in Canada, where her column still appears about the arts, environmental concerns, and community wellbeing. While celebrating the existing strengths of the community, Dana seeks to inspire confidence and participation in the future of the area. She wants to see a more user-friendly Board that advocates for the health and safety of the community. She encourages measures that build a more sustainable community, support programmes for youth, and promote Motueka as an edible garden town. In her spare time she attempts to train her dog, finish a novel, and raise an organic garden with her husband and son. Contact Dana and get involved at www.vote.co.nz Kendall Riley I have lived in Motueka for some 22 years. I am passionate about the town and stunning area we all live in. My wife Melanie and I along with our two kids Piper and Maxim run Abel Tasman Outdoors in High Street Motueka and we both are passionate about our local community. I am on the Our Town Motueka committee and I am very keen to see Motueka grow and strive to be the great place we live in. My leisure interests are mountain biking, fishing, the outdoors, and sports with kids. I want to promote Motueka as a safe and vibrant community by focusing on economic development -- building on existing strengths, identifying and marketing further opportunities. Protecting our environment and our natural resources, supporting community wellbeing and a sense of belonging, and recognising our history and cultures.
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