Team Manurewa Candidates announced
Team Manurewa Candidates announced for the Local Body Elections
Today I announce an exciting line up of candidates for our community for the Manurewa Local Board, said Toa Greening, spokesperson for Team Manurewa.
‘We have eight outstanding candidates who as Manurewa leaders have made significant difference to people’s lives in this community. With their proven passion and commitment to the community in far-ranging areas of sport, education, youth, the environment and disability; they are an outstanding example of what this community can achieve.’ Toa Greening added.
‘Colleen Brown and I have lost important issues this term, including ways to retain open access to our swimming pools because we did not have a majority of the Local Board to back us.’
‘When I look at the dismal figures for the use of our pool here in Manurewa which is down in use by 60%, I know that this could have been avoided. Like Papatoetoe and Mangere we could have saved out pool. We didn’t have the support of the Local Board to do it.’
‘The people standing with Team Manurewa are closely connected to the daily life of our community. They represent the Local Board right across the community and reflect young married couples, families, extended Manurewa families and all have achieved what they have today through sheer hard work. They live the same sort of lives as the people we want to represent.’
Elizabeth Barrowman, a Team Manurewa candidate and Chair of the Hillpark Resident’s Association said, ‘We have strong communities here in Manurewa whom I see all the time both here in Hillpark where people go to huge lengths to preserve the gift of this community, in Weymouth where the locals are determined to retain the beauty of the coastal area and to Greenmeadows where locals have banded together like never before to defend their young people and community against the intrusion of a liquor store and the proposed closure of Te Mahia railway station.’
‘We want to work alongside all communities in a respectful manner and listen to their concerns and work with them to resolve their challenges.’
‘ I encourage the people of Manurewa elect Colleen Brown and Peter Goldsmith to Council so we can all work hard together to get Manurewa moving in the direction it needs to go.’ Toa Greening said. Team Manurewa Candidates: Elizabeth Barrowman, Lillian Cattell, Judi Goldsworthy, Toa Greening , Mike Joy, Jane Logan, Barney Manaia, Ezekiel Robson