‘Gusty’ move to stand for ward elec­tion

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page -

New faces and fresh ideas are just some of the qual­i­ties the can­di­dates for the com­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions will of­fer Mata­mata.

Vot­ing pa­pers for the elec­tions have started ap­pear­ing in let­ter boxes out­lin­ing the five can­di­dates con­test­ing the four seats avail­able on the Mata­mata Ward for the Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil.

Mayor Jan Barnes will be spend­ing the com­ing weeks en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to vote ahead of polling day on Oc­to­ber 8.

She com­mended Kevin Tap­pin, Joanne Aoake, James Sains­bury and Adri­enne Wil­cock for putting them­selves for­ward as can­di­dates.

‘‘Th­ese five peo­ple have been pre­pared to be judged by the com­mu­nity, so they can serve the com­mu­nity.

‘‘That’s a gutsy thing to do. All of the five can­di­dates would make great coun­cil­lors, it’s a pity one has to miss out.’’

Barnes said it was im­por­tant for peo­ple to vote, if they wanted a say in how the ward, and district, was run.

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