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Greens Announce Council Candidate

Greens Announce Council Candidate

The Green Party is pleased to announce that it is standing Colin Robertson in the upcoming Nelson Council elections.

“I'm standing for council to bring a Smart, Green Economy to Nelson.  I am a problem solver through and through, I studied Energy Resource Engineering due to a desire to be a part of the solution to climate change” says Mr Robertson. 

Colin offers the electorate someone with wide life experience. He has worked in education, farmed, designed homes, built a low impact off grid home, ran three companies including his own wine label and works in IT.

“It is now time to put my problem solving abilities to a immediate challenge.  A lot of good work has been done in the framing out futures project to create a vision. The challenge is bridging the gap from where we are to where we wish to be as a community.  The second part of the challenge is implementing these changes within a tight fiscal environment” says Mr Robertson. 

“We have experienced growth of less than 1% per year over the last five years and yet spending in the ten year plan assumes rates and targeted rates will increase by 70% in that period without the intention of paying down any of the $100 million debt.  These are the challenges I am standing to face” according to Mr Robertson. 

Mr Robertson’s Council aspirations stem from a passion to see Nelson position itself as national leader in the transition to a resilient, community focused, clean energy future.

Local Green Party spokesperson Aaryn Barlow is acting as Mr Robertson’s campaign manager. “The Greens are excited about fielding such a high calibre candidate. Colin would bring an amazing skill set to the Council table and we look forward to running a strong campaign to get him elected” says Mr Barlow.

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