Mayor im­pres­sive

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor,

We are a group of buddy pa­trols at Ti­tahi Bay School and we are elected by the students to help around our school.

This year lead­er­ship has been a big part of our learn­ing. On Fri­day, Au­gust 17, we got to spend time with our mayor Nick Leggett.

We want our community to know just what we got out of this and how lucky we are to have a young mayor who wants to lis­ten to our ideas and thoughts.

We learnt that lo­cal gov­ern­ment needs to hear from the young, es­pe­cially in Porirua as we have the high­est per­cent­age of peo­ple un­der 19 years (25 per cent).

Nick told us to be thinkers, to chal­lenge things and our­selves, and to think out­side the square. He told us to look to peo­ple in our lives for ad­vice, help, op­por­tu­ni­ties, guid­ance, and to help us get ahead.

We came away from the meet­ing with Nick Leggett in­spired to at­tend some coun­cil meet­ings. We just want to say Nick, you are an in­spir­ing leader of Porirua.

BUDDY PA­TROLS, Ti­tahi Bay School.

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