Those of you in the Feilding ward have the opportunity to choose a new member of our Council.
Council decisions have significant effects on the Real Estate Market. We all want a positive Real Estate Market, as that is where most of us invest our savings and build our equity.
We want a Councillor who cares about people, and who is pro business and pro community. We want them talking about growth and attracting residents, businesses and visitors to our town and district. We want them to support the organisations that are making the place vibrant, economically viable and who are improving our quality of life.
We want them looking after core services obviously, but also looking to invest wisely in growth. A batten down the hatches Council will lead to a decline in population, dropping of property values, and with that comes increased rates as the burden is spread more narrowly. It is not the fixing of pot holes that attract residents, but the upgrade of the town centre certainly does.
We want a Council that supports the volunteers that provide free work for our community.
I wish all the Candidates well, and look forward to a new Positive Councillor contributing to making our town and district truly great.