There are seven candidates in this month's by-election for councillor, and, other than my personal contact with some via my work, I don't know much about any of them.
So I've read Hawke's Bay Today avidly, and have gone searching online to discover who I think should be our next representative on council. Voting for a councillor is way too important a job to decide on the basis of a smiley billboard, simple name recognition or something a mate said once (I think).
HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL - COUNCILLOR - SEVEN CANDIDATES
[ Like my voting paper, candidate names are listed in random order of surname 😊 ]
Rion Roben - Facebook
Hastings council candidate wants to bring strategic planning skills
Bruce Bisset - Facebook
Land and water key issues for Hastings
Rizwaana Latiff - Facebook
Hastings District Council candidate wants to listen and advocate
Wendy Schollum - Website, Facebook
Candidate keen to bring business skills
Jason Whaitiri - Facebook
Candidate wants to be part of new vision
Waitawhara Tupaea - Website, Facebook
Aspirational aims for by-election
Eileen Lawson - Facebook
Sound strategies and policies needed says Hastings candidate
Hawke's Bay Today hosted a candidates' debate in their office in Hastings. Here is some of the video footage:
Three issues (video 6 mins)
Closing addresses (video 21 min)
Live feed on Facebook (video 1 hr 37 min)
Don't forget it's a postal vote, and your voting papers need to be in the post by Tuesday 21 November 2017.
To choose a mayor: 2017 Hastings District Council mayoral by-election
Contact the candidates:
Please note: I've made every effort to ensure this information is as complete as possible. However, if you want your information added or corrected, please let me know by email.
Some of the Facebook links may be personal pages rather than public pages and access may be dependent on your being a member of Facebook, and being a friend of a friend of the candidate.