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Independent Citizens select Shirish Paranjape

Independent Citizens select Shirish Paranjape

Shirish Paranjape is the other candidate selected by Independent Citizens for Waimairi Ward. Shirish is 54 years young, lives in the Waimairi ward and works as an International Sales Manager.

Brian Palliser, President of Independent Citizens, has the following to add:

“We have embarked on a series of meetings to look to the rejuvenation Independent Citizens – to refresh the organisation by bringing in wonderful new and younger candidates who have the professionalism, skills and the desire to contribute to our City and to better represent the changing faces of our society.

I applaud these new candidates, one of whom is Shirish Paranjape, who have come forward to stand with our experienced representatives in seeking election. Their desire to become involved and to give back to the community speaks volumes for them.

It is my privilege to introduce the new candidates who represent the future of this City and its wonderful diversity.

Shirish has my full endorsement and I would recommend him to voters.”

Shirish adds he has always been a community-oriented person – which reflects his roles as a Justice of the Peace, a Rotarian, a Neighbourly Lead, and Vice-President of Christchurch Multicultural council. Shirish brings with him a proven record of community engagement and his ability to connect the community to the council. He feels that more people from ethnic and migrant communities should put their hand up for becoming community representatives.

Shirish says he is eager to make a difference, and promises integrity and transparency as an elected representative.

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