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John Slater, C&R Now chairman

John Slater, C&R Now chairman

Massive turnout at Eastern Bays selection meeting ---- Last night, the Eastern Bays Citizens and Ratepayers Now membership voted for their council and community board candidates. Despite the inclement weather, over 220 people attended the packed meeting hall at St Ignatius Church in St Heliers.

The team for this October’s election for Eastern Bays C&R Now are

Council:

Doug Armstrong (sitting councillor)

Toni Millar (current community board chair)

Community Board:

Colin Davis (incumbent)

David Roberton (incumbent)

Brian Slater (incumbent)

Heather Stonyer

Helen Wallace

“The members have spoken,” said John Slater, Chairman of the C&R Now Joint Venture Executive. “The meeting was very positive – I am delighted by the turnoutand the goodwill of our membership. The candidates are keen to get on with the job,and the members have high expectations of their candidates.”

“The process was robust, open and fair. All candidates had an opportunity to speak, and then answer a couple of questions. It was a very positive meeting and it abodes well for our ticket this year,” said Mr Slater.

“It is very pleasing to see citizens come together and participate in the process to see who represents them at the council. Local democracy is in good heart, and we are looking forward to the elections in October. The candidates chosen last night will be superb representatives of the ward on the Auckland City Council and the Eastern Bays Community Board.” said Mr Slater.

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