‘All you need is fire in your belly’

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE - VIR­GINIA FAL­LON

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.

PHOTO: VIR­GINIA FAL­LON

Kevin Wat­son be­lieves in get­ting in­volved with his com­mu­nity.

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