PAGE 16 Wednesday October 2 2019 BAY HARBOUR Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz 2019 LocAL ELEcTionS - meet your candidates Gail Woods Standing for Community Board - Heathcote Ward Paid Advertising Feature I have lived in Redcliffs for 12 years with my husband Greg. We have 7 grown up children and 5 grandkids between us and are very proud of our blended family. My background is, I have had no previous involvement with local politics and have never stood on any boards. I was encouraged to apply for my local community board because of my advocacy stance in life. I am a qualified hairdresser with a degree in life skills. Over the past 21/2 years Greg and I have been involved in the water industry. I currently continue to manage this business. We have also assisted people with earthquake payouts and insurance problems. I personally have a great interest in natural health, but that’s another story. I believe if we START with One, then it is amazing how quick the answers come for all concerned. My main focus points are: 1) Water and our reticulation systems. These are extremely compromised and seriously needs fixing; 2) Rates. These need an overhaul to bring into a realist arena; 3) New Policeman back in Sumner to help reduce local burglaries and crime; 4) Climate issues, ways to mitigate; 5) Roading repairs and footpaths. Remediated ASAP; 6) 5G. Investigate its benefits and problems; 7) Waterways in the South Shore and low lying areas, including Beachville Road. This brings me to the water issue. This is something I am very concerned about, especially following Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey’s recent letter to the Ministry of Health /Internal Affairs. It raises deep concerns insisting that chlorine remains in our water until further notice due to the reticulation system. Pipe work under Christchurch City is compromised. Chlorine is a 112 year old technology, the only other technology older that we still use is the wheel! Authorised by Gail Woods, 61 Moncks Spur Road, Redcliffs, Christchurch 8081. Sara Templeton Standing for Councillor - Heathcote Ward As your councillor for the last three years I have been a strong advocate for our ward and an effective representative around the council table. Amongst other achievements I chaired the Taylors Mistake Baches working group, enabling a sensible resolution after thirty years. I secured funding to complete the Coastal Pathway around Moncks Bay, championed the extended delegations to Community Boards and chaired the Climate Change Working Group. We have made significant progress as a city in the last three years with the opening of the Town Hall, Tūranga, the Lichfield St carparking building, Matuku Tokotoko Sumner Centre, Ngā Puna Wai sports complex, Taiora QEII, the Signs of the Takahe and Kiwi, Nurses Memorial Chapel and Risingholme Community Centre, amongst many more. We’ve finished the Beachville and Peacocks Gallop’s sections of the Coastal Pathway, the Beachville and Scarborough steps and the wonderful Scarborough Playground. We’ve reopened Sumner Road and provided safe cycleways so commuters and school kids can bike around safely. We’ve completed key flooding projects like Dudley Creek and the Heathcote flood detention basins, dredging and bank stabilisation is almost complete. However, like you, I know there is still much to do, especially with our drinking water and roading. I have consistently pushed to keep our water chlorine free, for safe and sustainable transport options, a healthy natural environment and greater Council transparency. Council also needs to engage residents meaningfully in the development of our Climate Change strategy, including the challenges and opportunities of mitigation and adaptation, enabling the transition to a thriving, sustainable city. For experienced, effective local leadership, vote Sara Templeton for Council. Authorised by Sara Templeton, 23 Marsden Street, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022. Tim Lindley Standing for Community Board - Heathcote Ward As a former business development manager for a CRI and being involved in four start-up businesses, I am very experienced at setting up, overseeing and troubleshooting projects. I have a PhD in chemistry and studied economics for two years so can move easily between technical and financial matters at both overview and detail level, very important skills for community board work I have volunteered extensively in communities. I was on the Vestry of All Saints Sumner when Fuse youth centre was set up, volunteered in Aranui as support person to Rev Mike Coleman and his successor, chaired the Coastal Pathway Group in its early years and am on the board of the Ihutai Estuary Trust. So, as well as understanding projects I understand diverse communities and how to work with them. In my first term on the community board, I have been a strong supporter of the very complex Heathcote River recovery project, worked on the Opawa Library rebuild, and on implementing several community initiatives in Waltham. I am very pleased that completing the coastal pathway is in the long-term plan and the Estuary has gained international flyway status. I led submitting feedback from our board on proposed changes to the regional district plan and government’s draft policy on planning for successful cities. I also served on several hearings panels. I will continue to support the community board being effective and transparent, turning good ideas from communities into actions, a more healthy, natural city environment, safe active urban transport including cycleways, supporting local businesses and facilities, and prudent financial management within council. Authorised by Tim Lindley, 28 Patmos Place, Mt Pleasant, Christchurch 8081. Darrell Latham Standing for Councillor and Community Board - Heathcote Ward As an elected representative I have a proven track record advocating and gaining results for residents. I do ask the hard questions and I do seek accountability from the Council on your behalf. This is a defining election and ratepayers are losing faith with the council. Areas of concern include. • Rates that are projected to rise by more than 52% by 2028. Over the last three years, average rate rises have hit 5.25%. This is unacceptable. • The Council needs to review income and expenditure and how it manages assets to avoid soaring debt. • Ratepayers want transparency and accountability without resorting to Official Information Act procedures. The Council has been branded as ‘’the most secretive in the country.’’ A change of culture is required. • Eight years on from the quakes we still have endless roadworks, questionable sewage systems and water that is compromised. • Water supply, waste water, storm water and water infrastructure are critically important. Our waterways and coastal water form a major part of the landscape and lives of the community. • Central City residential developments are creating masses of on street car parking. These developments require off street parking areas. • A smart city is an accessible city. The Council must listen to business people and road users and create a user friendly accessible city. • We need individual and collective action to minimise climate change. Mitigation and adaptive management strategies must be part of that discussion. I am decisive, determined and dependable and I will represent all Heathcote residents with enthusiasm. Authorised by Dr Darrell Latham, 53 Colenso Street, Sumner, Christchurch 8081. Alexandra Davids Standing for Canterbury District Health Board I am fully committed to giving all members of our communities the strong, positive representation they deserve. I have been an elected member since 2013. In this time, I have held a variety of positions, including my daily work with Women’s Refuge at the Battered Women’s Trust which has given me an insight into the daily struggles going on behind closed doors, Chair of Keep New Zealand Beautiful, Chair of Keep Christchurch Beautiful, Elected Member of the Local Government Young Elected Members Board, Local Government Elected Member of the national Community Board Executive Committee, Trustee of the Graeme Dingle Foundation, Chair of Whitau School. These experiences have given me the opportunity to continue to develop the leadership and mediation skills we need around the table within the CDHB for us to make positive steps forward for the entire Canterbury region. I am a proactive, results-focussed candidate with the enthusiasm and energy needed to effect positive change. As your elected representative I aim to strongly advocate for a parking solution for Christchurch Hospital, future focussed decision marking and more resourcing for our aging population, more support for mental health and chlorine free water. facebook.com/Alexandra.Davids.Community. Rep/ Authorised by David Blenkiron 4 Limes Avenue, Parklands, Christchurch.
Wednesday October 2 2019 Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz BAY HARBOUR PAGE 17 2019 LocaL ELEcTions - meet your candidates Lianne Dalziel Christchurch Mayor - Standing for re-election Paid Advertising Feature Re-elect Lianne Dalziel Mayor “I love Christchurch and am confident about our future. With my experience and inclusive style of leadership, we can tackle any challenges that lie ahead, while seizing every opportunity that comes our way.” It is vital we keep the momentum going. My immediate priorities are: Water: Investment in our infrastructure will deliver pure water safely to your home. I will fight Government-imposed mandatory chlorination. Rates: I will bring rates rises down while ensuring continued infrastructure investment, and balancing council debt and inflation. Central City: A vibrant city centre is essential. Having secured $300m for Christchurch, the stadium will be a multi-use facility. I will continue to back the developers leading the way. Sustainability: I am committed to reducing our city’s carbon footprint, and helping communities prepare for the impacts of climate change. Eastern Alliance: An alliance of contractors will deliver a fully integrated programme of works across the east, fixing the roads, footpaths and pipes and building stopbanks. Do it once, do it right. www.lianne.co.nz Authorised by A Campbell lvl1/394 Riccarton Road, Christchurch. John Minto Standing for Christchurch Mayor I am standing as a KOA (Keep our Assets Canterbury) candidate for mayor because we want a future for Christchurch which makes sense. The city faces three big challenges: a climate emergency, a water supply threatened by contaminants and many people struggling on poverty incomes without dignity or selfrespect. Our policies are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with free and frequent public transport; provide a local zone for Canterbury businesses and co-operatives in the city centre; rebuild the 400 council rental homes destroyed in the earthquakes; future-proof our water supply and develop a plan for swimmable rivers; rate increases kept to the rate of inflation and a minimum of the living wage for all council work. As well as significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, fare-free public transport will create a more cohesive, less divided city as people mix and mingle on modern, low-emission buses with free wifi. It will also save families approximately four weeks pay per year in transport costs which will be spent in the local economy giving a boost to local businesses and co-operatives. This policy will not increase rates because it will be paid for from existing government budgets by rebalancing transport funding away from new roads in favour of public transport. These policies will improve our lives while saving the council money. More details are at www.MintoforMayor.nz Authorised by John Minto, 21 York Street, Waltham, Christchurch. Darryll Park Standing for Christchurch Mayor Hello there, I am Darryll Park, a proud Cantabrian, and extremely passionate about this, our city of Christchurch. I have lived and worked in and around Christchurch all of my life. In the past I was the CEO of Christchurch & Canterbury Marketing Ltd, and I helped to reposition Tourism under the government Tourism 2010 Strategy, as well as past board member of Civil Aviation Authority & Aviation Security Services, two government agencies and was employed as Air NZ South Island Manager until 1998. Nowadays I am the co-owner of Oxford Management Services, a property development and management company supporting hospitality, Chair of Mondo Travel Group, and a Director of the Canterbury Rugby Union and the Crusaders. What I’m standing for I am standing as a Mayoralty candidate for Christchurch in the upcoming elections. I am campaigning to ‘Move Christchurch Forward’, with a focus on common sense, a back to basics approach and better ways to move us forward. Why am I doing this? Quite simply, I want to restore public trust in Christchurch’s local leadership and with your help, do what’s needed to be done to make Christchurch, New Zealand’s most liveable city. This will mean being accountable and transparent to you, the voter, ratepayer, resident and business community. Our key areas of focus are rates, water, infrastructure, tourism, sustainability, institutions and events, crime and communities. I will be revealing our policies over the coming weeks. There is much to be done, and if elected, I will stand aside from my current business interests and governance roles to ensure my focus on this city is absolute. Thank you for your interest, and if you want to help move Christchurch forward, I look forward to your vote. Authorised by Darryll Park, Christchurch Mayoral candidate, 400 Pound Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch 7676. Rik Tindall Standing for Environment Canterbury - Christchurch South Ōwhanga Kia ora, hello Banks Peninsula, Port Hills and South Christchurch residents. Te mana o te wai - top respect for water - guides local government: when water status is good, so is all life around it. The four shared wellbeings - social, economic, environmental and cultural - grow as values built on pure aquifers, clean surface water and secure domestic supply, with prioritised care - kaitiakitanga. With service experience 2007-2010 from Save Our Water campaign, I ask your vote of support again, returning democracy and public oversight to Canterbury Regional Council. Biosecurity brings rural and urban people together, against pest animals and plants that undermine our economy and biodiversity. As a Predator Free Port Hills coordinator for Cashmere, I work with the Summit Road Society, Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, DOC and council staff, to help our communities protect the native species we all treasure. Parallel to the Canterbury Water Management Strategy and Zone Committees our elected Ecan helped found, this collaboration shows how all society can work together, for the common good. Emergency preparedness can’t be forgotten and was the portfolio chair I held for the last full elected Ecan board, before the earthquakes. I have deepened readiness awareness from then since, as a city civil defence and residents’ group volunteer. I would help all communites advance thorough emergency response plans. Disasters can strike any time, lest we forget. Harbour safety and public transport are important. Climate change mitigation work is most urgently essential to begin. More information: www.CommunityVoice.nz + 027 406 0077 + firstname.lastname@example.org Authorised by Rik Tindall, 98 Hackthorne Road, Christchurch 8022.