Welling­ton City Coun­cil North­ernWard Six can­di­dates, three seats avail­able

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JOHN APANOWICZ

Busi­ness­man, char­tered ac­coun­tant. In­sti­tute of Char­tered Sec­re­taries fel­low, In­sti­tute of Di­rec­tors char­tered mem­ber. Lives in Ohariu Val­ley.

Fo­cus on eco­nomic and so­cial growth. In­ter­ested in im­prov­ing lo­cal busi­ness ar­eas and fa­cil­i­ties such as malls, li­braries, halls and recre­ation cen­tres.

Run­ning as in­de­pen­dent.

If elected, what will you do about the John­sonville Mall de­vel­op­ment?

The John­sonville Mall up­grade has lagged for years. An­other up­grade is now well over­due. The mall re­de­vel­op­ment would rein­vig­o­rate John­sonville. With Stride pur­chas­ing Queens­gate this opens up the op­por­tu­nity to get some mo­men­tum and syn­er­gies. The coun­cil should as­sist in any way pos­si­ble.

JILL DAY

Pri­mary school teacher, Board Chair of lo­cal school, mem­ber of lo­cal Play­cen­tre. Grew up in John­sonville, lives in Tawa with her hus­band and three chil­dren.

Stands for a col­lab­o­ra­tive, in­clu­sive coun­cil that en­gages with the com­mu­nity. Sup­ports more affordable hous­ing, bet­ter pub­lic trans­port, and help for the home­less.

Run­ning as in­de­pen­dent.

If elected, what will you do about the John­sonville Mall de­vel­op­ment?

As a fre­quent user of John­sonville Mall I be­lieve it is es­sen­tial that the coun­cil main­tains open com­mu­ni­ca­tion with Stride.We have waited a long time for the mall re­de­vel­op­ment and this is a high pri­or­ity of mine. I will work to en­sure the com­mu­nity has a voice dur­ing any re­de­vel­op­ment.

PETER GILBERD

Pro­gram man­ager of a $60 mil­lion re­search fund at Royal So­ci­ety of New Zealand. Pre­vi­ously govern­ment sci­en­tist, uni­ver­sity lec­turer. Lives: New­lands.

Lead plant­ing of 20,000 na­tive trees in lo­cal parks, helped re­store Nga¯ Hau e Wha¯ o Pa­para¯rangi marae. Six years on Coun­cil’s En­vi­ron­men­tal Ref­er­ence Group.

Sup­ports more fa­cil­i­ties for sub­urbs,ini­tia­tives to cre­ate more jobs, in­crease hous­ing avail­abil­ity, bet­ter trans­port.

Labour can­di­date.

If elected, what will you do about the John­sonville Mall de­vel­op­ment?

New mall must in­clude ad­di­tional fa­cil­i­ties such as cinema, co-work­ing space, a cov­ered bus in­ter­change and most im­por­tantly, ex­ten­sive park and ride.

JU­DITH GRAY

Owner of Nada Bak­ery which has two shops, one in Tawa and the other in John­sonville, where it has been since 1981.

Lived in Tawa for more than 30 years and raised fam­ily there.

Run­ning as in­de­pen­dent.

If elected, what will you do about the John­sonville Mall de­vel­op­ment?

The de­fer­ment in mak­ing this hap­pen has neg­a­tively af­fected many busi­nesses in the area. I think the Coun­cil could as­sist the mall own­ers to move for­ward with the project by con­tribut­ing to the build­ing of a car park build­ing which would ser­vice both the shop­pers and the lo­cal commuters. Plans for the Tawa Cen­tre Up­grade need to be re­viewed. Traf­fic flow, park­ing op­tions need more con­sid­er­a­tion.

GRAEME SAWYER

Stake­holder en­gage­ment con­sul­tant, pub­lic pol­icy pro­fes­sional. Pres­i­dent of John­sonville Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion.

Raised fam­ily in John­sonville for 16 years, loves to fish and tramp.

Op­posed to zon­ing rules, wastage of rates on eco­nomic folly like run­way ex­ten­sion, movie mu­seum.

Run­ning as in­de­pen­dent.

If elected, what will you do about the John­sonville Mall de­vel­op­ment?

I have co­or­di­nated Stride, Welling­ton City Coun­cil, Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil, New Zealand Rail and mem­bers of par­lia­ment to agree to a pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship to cre­ate a 400-space carpark fa­cil­ity ad­ja­cent to John­sonville train sta­tion for low-cost Park-and-Ride. I’ll seek to fi­nalise that.

MAL­COLM SPARROW

Cur­rent rep­re­sen­ta­tive for North­ern Ward, elected in 2013. Pre­vi­ously chair of the Tawa Com­mu­nity Board.

Lived in Tawa with his wife and daugh­ters for 20 years. En­joys walk­ing his dog in city’s great out­doors.

Stand­ing for re-elec­tion to en­sure Welling­ton con­tin­ues to be a great place to live.

Run­ning as in­de­pen­dent.

If elected, what will you do about the John­sonville Mall de­vel­op­ment?

In re­gard to the John­sonville Mall re­de­vel­op­ment, Coun­cil is al­ready work­ing with Stride in an ef­fort to see progress made. I want to en­sure that an up­graded mall makes pro­vi­sion for in­creased park­ing, an im­proved bus in­ter­change and, ide­ally, a cinema com­plex.

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