I served as a soldier and an officer in the New Zealand Army and now offer you my service as Mayor.

If elected my focus will be on providing a fresh new leadership style to the council and community, one based on the core values of courage, loyalty, integrity and pursuit of excellence – not politics.

I see the role of Mayor as not just a mere figurehead, but rather the leader of both the council and community – someone who stands up and takes responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the district.

My main area of concern is how we are managing the consequences of district growth. I’m not against district growth, but we can’t let it take priority over the wellbeing of the community.

I really do possess the passion, motivation and energy to go above and beyond the call of duty and work hard to make our community a safer, less stressful and happier place to live.