Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Hutt 2020 Northern Ward Candidates Selected

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Hutt 2020 congratulates Julie Englebretsen and Steve Ritchie on being successfully selected to contest the Hutt City Council elections in the Northern Ward.

Julie Englebretsen is currently Deputy Chair of the Northern Ward Committee.

She has been active in community issues over a long period of time in the Northern and Eastern wards. She is also a member of the Stokes Valley Community House Committee and the George St Action Group, as well as many other community orientated groups. She has been a Kindergarten teacher for the last 20 years.

Julie is well known for getting things done. Her latest successfully completed projects include the Naenae Park car park, McManaway Grove Playground, and safer parking for Delaney Park. Her latest project is the Pomare Rail Corridor Beautification Project.

Key areas of interest are community safety, youth, environment, and local democratic representation.

Steve Ritchie is a Marketing Manager and Company Director in the IT industry.

Steve has also been actively involved in local community issues for some time. Most recently he has been involved in getting traffic calming measures implemented locally, and is lobbying for improvements in bus services to the Northern and Western Wards

Steve's recreational interests include running, mountain biking and flying (he has a pilot's license).

Talking about his reasons for standing, Steve Ritchie said: "On examining Hutt 2020's principles and policies, I found them so close to my own views that I became convinced that this ticket provided an environment in which my efforts at serving the local community would be well supported and truly effective".

Both Steve and Julie believe that the Northern Ward has not been well served by the current council. The council's attitude is summed up by their refusal to establish a community board for the Northern Ward.

"To be told by the local Northern Ward City Vision councillor that he would support the establishment of a community board to better represent the Northern Ward's interests, and then have the same councillor vote against community boards at a Council meeting a week later, was the last straw for me", said Steve Ritchie.

Julie Englebretsen agrees. "We need local people to represent the interests of Taita and Stokes Valley and if the incumbents councillors won't - then Steve and I will", she said. Both Steve and Julie are currently organising a petition to persuade the Council to establish a community board for the Northern Ward.

Julie Englebretsen and Steve Ritchie have already worked well together on a number of issues, and are looking forward to working together on Council. "Together, I believe, we have the vigour and experience to get things done, and to get them done well for the Northern Ward", said Steve Ritchie.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Tax Working Group’s Road Map

Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark.

With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the All Blacks’ fabled finishing skills to get a coherent, fiscally neutral package together by the February 2019 deadline. More>>

 

Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>

ALSO:

No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>

ALSO:

Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>

ALSO:

Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels