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Shore Action Selects Additional extra Local Board Candidates

4th August 2016

Shore Action Selects Additional Kaipātiki Local Board Candidates

Shore Action is proud to welcome Lisa Ducat and Paula Gillon to the team. Lisa and Paula will be contesting the Kaipātiki Local Board seats at the Auckland Council election as part of the Shore Action team.

Lisa Ducat

Lisa Ducat has lived and rented in Beach Haven for over 20 years. She is married, and both her children were born on the Shore and attended local schools. She is a Mental Health Promoter, and has worked for not-for-profits for the majority of her career. She knows how to focus on delivering successful outcomes with limited resources. In addition to her work, Lisa is studying towards a Bachelor of Social Work with an emphasis on social policy.

Lisa strongly believes that communities that participate in local decision-making make better choices. As a Local Board member, Lisa will explore new ways to repair the disconnect with Council, and ensure that communities are consulted and kept informed about local projects and activities.

Lisa also believes that we need to retain and enhance our shared public spaces and support our local community groups and placemaking groups.

“I think connected communities, where people know each other and have opportunities to work together, are what create the neighbourhoods we want to live in,” said Lisa Ducat.

Paula Gillon

Paula Gillon is a current member of the Birkenhead Licensing Trust and former North Shore City Councillor and Birkenhead Northcote Community Board member. Paula has a particular interest in improving public transport, enhancing youth facilities and keeping our community safe.

As a new mother and secondary school teacher, Paula has a strong focus on ensuring that our community remains a great place to live and family friendly. She supports improving our playgrounds, increasing nature-play and installing shadesails to protect children.

Paula also believes that it is incredibly important to improve public transport frequency and affordability, as well as enhancing our local walking and cycling connections.

"Keeping our community safe for everyone is extremely important,” said Paula Gillon. “As a Local Board Member I would make this a priority and work towards strengthening our community groups, improving lighting and working to help combat teen boredom through improving facilities for our young people.”

The Shore Action team consists of:

North Shore ward candidates:

* Grant Gillon
* Anne-Elise Smithson

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board candidates:

* Trish Deans
* Grant Gillon
* Rohan Lord
* Jan O'Connor
* Garry Venus

Kaipātiki Local Board candidates:
* Lisa Ducat
* John Gillon
* Paula Gillon
* Sarah Nilson
* Anne-Elise Smithson
* Adrian Tyler

About Shore Action:

New team Shore Action is bringing together fresh and experienced faces from across the North Shore community to contest the 2016 Auckland Council elections.

We are standing candidates for Council (North Shore Ward), the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and the Kaipātiki Local Board.

Our action plan includes:

• A zero tolerance to selling any reserve land.

• Increased investment in our reserves, extension of our park volunteer network, pest reduction and clean-up of our precious bush and waterways.

• Genuine consultation without the spin - listening to you and keeping you informed on what is happening in your neighbourhood.

• Much more to be announced soon.


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