Wairarapa: Vote for your Future - Ammunson
“Even if you’re not going to vote for me: Vote for Someone!”
That’s the message from Greytown community leader Paora Ammunson who’s standing for election to the Wairarapa District Health Board. Voters have until this Wednesday 9th October to post their voting papers so they arrive at their local council office by Midday on Saturday 12th October. Paora says voter indifference is in stark contrast to local outrage when vital services and resources are endangered.
“Every local would hit the streets to protest if our hospital was being closed down but we shouldn’t have to wait until catastrophe looms to safeguard our community’s future.”
Paora says voter indifference is also in stark contrast to local pride when it comes to sport. The chair the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union he says “healthy communities are grown on sport fields, in homes and communities”.
“If we could turn our love for sport into voter turnout we would be set,” says Paora.
“I Love Wairarapa, I’m proud to come from here and lucky to bring my children up in Wairarapa. I know I’m not the only one. Local people need to vote, to have a say in their family’s future and the future of Wairarapa. And yeah, even if you’re not going to vote for me: Vote for Someone!”
Voting papers must be with local councils by Midday on Saturday 12th October – in the mail by Wednesday 9th October.