Ash Tan­ner

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Hi, my name is Ash Tan­ner. I am 48 years old and was born and raised in the Mata­mata Pi­ako Dis­trict (Te Aroha).

Mar­ried for 24 years, we have two sons aged 24 and 19 and I am proud to say we have a new baby grand­daugh­ter.

My in­ter­ests are fam­ily, friends, hunt­ing, fish­ing, mo­tor­cy­cles and watch­ing rugby and league.

My first job was work­ing shift work at NZCDC ( Fon­terra) Waitoa, work­ing six days on, two days off and chang­ing shift hours ev­ery week. That pro­vided me with a great work ethic mov­ing for­ward to today.

I have been

a

busi­ness owner-op­er­a­tor for the last 11 years, firstly with Mil­len­nium Tech­nol­ogy Taupo, where I was cus­tom- build­ing com­put­ers for cus­tomers.

Cur­rently I run a pan­el­beat­ing busi­ness in Te Aroha, in­cor­po­rat­ing the last three years as an elected coun­cil­lor.

I am not run­ning for mayor for the name, I will still be Ash.

I am run­ning be­cause I feel we need a mayor that knows how hard it is out there, who is hon­est, down to earth, prac­ti­cal, hard­work­ing, grass­roots, that’s mo­ti­vated and lis­tens.

I’m not go­ing to make prom­ises I can’t keep. But I can prom­ise you what I will do if elected as mayor.

I will pro­mote our dis­trict at ev­ery given op­por­tu­nity.

I will en­cour­age small and large busi­nesses to set up or ex­pand.

Min­imise rate in­creases through sus­tain­able spend­ing.

Al­ways look for ways we can save without com­pro­mis­ing lev­els of ser­vice.

Work on the ‘‘May­ors Task­force for Jobs’’ as de­vel­oped by Mayor Dale Wil­liams of Otoro­hanga, work­ing with in­dus­try and lo­cal youth to en­cour­age lo­cal jobs for lo­cal youth. Ev­ery­body ben­e­fits, you only have to re­search Otoro­hanga to see what Dale has achieved.

So, for the change we need, the voice you de­serve; vote Ash Tan­ner for Mayor.

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