‘All you need is fire in your belly’
Kevin Watson thinks people should roll up their sleeves and fight for what they want.
The former deputy mayor of Porirua said he had spent his life battling to change the perception of the city.
‘‘We’re not the poor cousin and we don’t need anybody’s help. We can stand on our own two feet,’’ he said.
Watson has been helping Porirua stand on its own for 60 years, including a 12-year stint on the district licensing trust, nine years as a city councillor and a term as deputy mayor.
His work was recognised last October when he was one of 50 people who received a Porirua 50th medal for their contribution to the city.
Kevin Watson believes in getting involved with his community.