Garry Stan­ley

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata-Pi­ako is a valu­able slice of New Zealand and it de­serves a mayor who will pro­tect and nur­ture its suc­cess.

Garry Stan­ley has spent his work­ing life de­vel­op­ing the skills and lead­er­ship qual­i­ties that Mata­mata- Pi­ako now needs. Not only has he been a highly ef­fec­tive coun­cil­lor for nine years, he has sig­nif­i­cant track records in busi­ness and mu­nity. Among his achieve­ments: Two Coun­cil sub­com­mit­tees he chaired are sav­ing ratepay­ers $4 mil­lion over 10 years.

In 15 years as fire chief for the Mata­mata Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade he led na­tion­ally recog­nised in­no­va­tions such as im­prove­ments in ex­tract­ing in­jured peo­ple from mo­tor ve­hi­cles. He was awarded the Queen’s Fire Ser­vice Medal in 1990.

He led the ini­tia­tive to es­tab­lish the Mata­mata Com­mu­nity Health Shut­tle. The shut­tle has trans­ported 9700 peo­ple in five years.

Stan­ley Con­struc­tion, es­tab­lished by his fa­ther Tom in 1927 and later jointly man­aged by Garry and his

this com- brother Don, demon­strated its in­tegrity dur­ing the 1989/90 eco­nomic col­lapse when many con­struc­tion firms went out of busi­ness. Stan­ley Con­struc­tion was also caught by the Equiti­corp col­lapse but bor­rowed heav­ily to pay all its sub­con­trac­tors in full.

What do these ex­am­ples mean to vot­ers? A skilled, ef­fec­tive mayor, with a strong back­ground in busi­ness, com­mu­nity, and coun­cil will de­liver real re­sults. Costs can only be min­imised when coun­cil­lors un­der­stand the num­bers, have a prac­ti­cal in­sight into the is­sues, and ask the hard ques­tions.

Just as im­por­tantly, the per­sonal qual­i­ties of the mayor will de­ter­mine the com­mit­ment, in­tegrity and ef­fec­tive­ness of the coun­cil. Garry has those qual­i­ties – trust, strong lead­er­ship and de­ci­sion mak­ing, team spirit and con­sid­er­a­tion for ratepay­ers.

Please visit Stan­ for the ma­jor is­sues fac­ing the Coun­cil and Garry’s po­si­tion on these, plus con­tact de­tails. Garry would love to hear from you.

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