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What’s going on in Council – Dec 16

This week council has an extremely large agenda with some major decisions ahead. There are 19 decision papers and several public deputations to be made. Amalgamation of Activate Tairāwhiti and Tourism Eastland is on the cards. This has been in the works for over 18 months.  There is importance in having our Tourism and Regional ...

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Enviromental, Planning and Regulation committee stance should be endorsed

CONTRARY to what some may say, Thursday’s sitting at the council should be a relatively uncomplicated affair. There are some things I’m really passionate about like dogs, the Oneroa walkway, Titirangi and the library extension, which should all be relatively straightforward. There is also a recommendation from the Environmental Planning and Regulations committee, the acceptance ...

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ANZAC day commemorations

I had the honour of laying the wreath at the ceremony at Te Karaka. My koro Bob Cookson meant so much to me. He went to war and he raised my mum and her siblings out at Te Karaka. It’s an understatement to say that I felt humbled. Was awesome to hear Uncle Owen Lloyd ...

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Officially a Gisborne District Councillor

So my first official day as a councilor was on Thursday, August the 7th, 2014. All those I loved and adored were present both in body and in spirit.  Even Tamanui Te Ra came out for the Powhiri. As Aunty Pimia Wehi’s karanga rang out in reply to Nanny Olive Isaac, I felt the first of ...

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