DON’T BE PUT OFF COUN­CIL

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RE: Neil Sin­clair’s ar­ti­cle in South Waikato News (July 27). Don’t let this ar­ti­cle put you off stand­ing for Coun­cil.

Many peo­ple in our com­mu­nity, like me, en­joy a lot of read­ing in­clud­ing re­search and leg­is­la­tion.

If you get in to Coun­cil, all that read­ing has a greater pur­pose – you will make a dif­fer­ence to the peo­ple in our dis­trict.

The NZ Fed­er­ated Farm­ers Man­i­festo is a use­ful and well laid out doc­u­ment, worth read­ing be­cause it tells Coun­cil how things are for farm­ers and what can be done to make them more ef­fec­tive.

My copy is out with lo­cal farm­ers, get­ting their thoughts on it. These types of doc­u­ments help Coun­cil un­der­stand the peo­ple they rep­re­sent.

Fi­nally, don’t be fear­ful of the Lo­cal Govt Act amend­ment and Neil’s ref­er­ence to ‘Amal­ga­ma­tion by Stealth’.

The cur­rent Coun­cil had to put in their ‘sub­mis­sion’ on Thurs­day, 28 July so the South Waikato ’po­si­tion’ is set.

The new Coun­cil will only need to fol­low that process through.

If you want to make a dif­fer­ence in South Waikato and rep­re­sent our peo­ple, Join me and get your nom­i­na­tion form in to SWDC by 12 noon, Au­gust 12.

Tracey Deane Was it Mayor Sin­clair, or his Coun­cil, that voted down a Com­mu­nity Board for Toko­roa?

The vote came up as a re­sponse to a sub­mis­sion in the six yearly rep­re­sen­ta­tion re­view.

Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Com­mis­sion gave the Mayor and Coun­cil­lors a sec­ond chance but again Coun­cil voted a ma­jor­ity no.

(Shak­ing ones head) SWDC dropped the ball for­ward, tripped over it and fell knock­ing out their prover­bial front teeth.

Com­mu­nity is left with two black eye and badly bruised. What an out­rage. Com­mu­nity Boards train up elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

For Good­ness sake Mr Neil Sin­clair you served on the Putaruru Com­mu­nity Board be­fore ad­vo­cated to close it down.

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