James Sains­bury

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

I grew up on a dairy farm near Mata­mata and af­ter work­ing in Canada have re­turned home with my wife to raise our three small chil­dren.

I there­fore have a vested in­ter­est in the de­vel­op­ment of our dis­trict and am com­mit­ted to bal­anc­ing the es­sen­tial growth of agri­cul­ture and in­dus­try with the long-term needs of the en­vi­ron­ment and pop­u­la­tion.

With young chil­dren and par­ents and grand­par­ents all liv­ing

in Mata­mata-Pi­ako I am aware of the needs of all age groups and aim to rep­re­sent these views on the coun­cil.

I have ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence on com­mu­nity boards which, com­bined with my back­ground in sci­en­tific and pol­icy work, will trans­late into strong and ef­fec­tive lead­er­ship on the Mata­mataPi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil as the com­mu­nity con­fronts is­sues of wa­ter and land us­age, and the pro­posed amal­ga­ma­tion of smaller dis­trict coun­cils.

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