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Roskill Community Voice humbled by historic result

Roskill Community Voice humbled by historic result

"The Roskill Community Voice (RCV) team is humbled by this weekend's election result which has seen RCV win four of six positions on the Puketapapa Local Board. The mandate that we have received from the community is a clear one, and we are honoured that Mt Roskill people have shown confidence in our values and our people", says Julie Fairey, current Local Board member.

"The four RCV members elected; Harry Doig (new), Julie Fairey (incumbent), David Holm (new), and Michael Wood (incumbent), represent a majority on the new Board. This is the first time in around sixty years that a non-C&R group has had a majority in Mt Roskill local government, and is an historic shift", says Michael Wood, current Board member.

"While we are excited by this election outcome, we also regret that some people of quality were not successful. Both Garth Houltham and Shail Kaushal were fine RCV candidates who have shown great commitment to our community. We also acknowledge outgoing C&R members Richard Barter and Peter Muys. In particular, Richard Barter who has been the inaugural Local Board chair, is an outstanding community leader who has contributed enormously to Mt Roskill. We wish them both well", says Julie Fairey.

"In the new term RCV will be focussed on delivering on its core election platform:

- Winning a Fair Share for Roskill and ending the funding disparity currently faced by our community.
- Advancing our campaign to Bury the Pylons
- Looking after our environment and taking serious action to restore our neglected volcanic cones.
- Acting to reduce the harm caused by liquor and pokies in our community.

"We will also ensure that the Local Board is governed carefully, responsibly, and inclusively. Our approach will be to work collaboratively with all Board members, regardless of political label. We also want to open the Board up more so that the people and groups of Mt Roskill become more engaged in shaping the future of our community", says Michael Wood.

"Once again, we thank local people for delivering this historic result. The Roskill Community Voice team will be working hard for our community from day one", says Julie Fairey.


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