Meet our panel

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Kapi- Mana News se­lected an in­de­pen­dent panel of 10 to eval­u­ate our city coun­cil­lors.

The panel mem­bers were cho­sen be­cause of their com­mu­nity in­volve­ment and in­ter­ac­tion with the coun­cil.

We tried to en­sure the panel rep­re­sented a range of per­spec­tives: ge­o­graph­i­cally, po­lit­i­cally, cul­tur­ally and in age range.

Only one pan­el­list re­turns from our 2010 re­port card – Chris Kirk-burn­nand.

The panel­lists were asked to rate coun­cil­lors as very good, av­er­age or poor on the fol­low­ing five cri­te­ria:

Ac­ces­si­bil­ity: Are they read­ily avail­able to talk to you?

Ef­fec­tive­ness: Does their coun­cil work make a dif­fer­ence?

Work ethic: Do they get out and about in their com­mu­nity, and are they dili­gent at be­ing in­formed about com­mu­nity is­sues?

Ac­tive or re­ac­tive: Do they ini­ti­ate things or re­act to events and cir­cum­stances?

Re­spon­sive­ness: Do they lis­ten to con­cerns and take no­tice? The panel:

Holly Thompson: Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Porirua Cham­ber of Com­merce, As­cot Park res­i­dent.

Colin Bleas­dale: Chair­man, Plim­mer­ton Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion, Mana Lit­tle Theatre mem­ber, for­mer teacher.

Chris Kirk-burn­nand: Porirua Foun­da­tion chair­man, Life Ed­u­ca­tion Trust chair­man, John­sonville Youth Grants Trust chair­man, for­mer chair­man of Whi­tireia 1998 to 2004, now sits on Whi­tireia Foun­da­tion board. Pau­ata­hanui res­i­dent.

Tone To­giatama: Mu­sic di­rec­tor at Porirua Elim Church and mem­ber of Youth Ad­vi­sory Group. Has lived in Porirua East for 13 years.

Lepeti Tea: Youth and so­cial worker, grew up in Porirua, cochair of Ranui Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

Sose An­nan­dale: Prin­ci­pal, Rus­sell School. Grew up in Can­nons Creek, and lived there for seven years be­fore mov­ing to Para­pa­raumu 18 months ago.

Aporo Joyce: Long- time po­lice of­fi­cer in Porirua, for­mer pres­i­dent of Porirua RSA, cur­rent chair­man of Can­nons Creek Res­i­dents and Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

Sarah Tu­mai: Health worker for 20 years, cur­rently with Com­pass Health. Long-time east­ern ward res­i­dent.

John Burke: For­mer mayor of Porirua, chair­man of the Porirua Com­mu­nity Trust and Mana Com­mu­nity Grants Foun­da­tion, na­tional pres­i­dent of New Zealand Li­cens­ing Trust As­so­ci­a­tion, na­tional chair­man of the Com­mu­nity Gam­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, real es­tate agent, Mana res­i­dent.

Kerry De­laney: Ti­tahi Bay School prin­ci­pal, Bay res­i­dent, long-time mem­ber of Ti­tahi Bay Surf Life­sav­ing Club.

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