It’s about quality not quantity . . .

LETTER

Re: One with priorities right, May 9 letter.

I also wanted to say how lucky we are to have a councillor like Amber Dunn who fights for the protection of our natural assets. She has approached it in such a practical way. She has identified the issues, assessed the costs and even given us a way to meet the costs. That takes a lot of hard work. She has made it easy for the council to make the right decision.

Given decisions are currently being made on the number of councillors for our region and whether to strengthen the community voice, this shows us that it’s the quality of the people who are selected that make the difference — not the number. Go You Amber!!

And I agree with Margaret Thorpe that after three continuous terms, a mayor should stand down. A mayor should have achieved their goals after that lengthy period of time.

Give others a chance to help direct progress for Tairawhiti.

Leanne Harrison

Re: One with priorities right, May 9 letter.

I also wanted to say how lucky we are to have a councillor like Amber Dunn who fights for the protection of our natural assets. She has approached it in such a practical way. She has identified the issues, assessed the costs and even given us a way to meet the costs. That takes a lot of hard work. She has made it easy for the council to make the right decision.

Given decisions are currently being made on the number of councillors for our region and whether to strengthen the community voice, this shows us that it’s the quality of the people who are selected that make the difference — not the number. Go You Amber!!

And I agree with Margaret Thorpe that after three continuous terms, a mayor should stand down. A mayor should have achieved their goals after that lengthy period of time.

Give others a chance to help direct progress for Tairawhiti.

Leanne Harrison

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curious of whataupoko - 12 days ago
Hi Leanne

Thanks for using 'mayor' and 'goals' in the same sentence. I've been chuckling all afternoon.

Charmaine Fouhy - 11 days ago
Some might agree with Margaret Thorpe on the length of term for the position of Mayor but according to local government Electoral Rules, it is the voters of our hometown who decide who will be Mayor and indeed who will be councillors for whatever length of time . . . . Thus being, then, it is definitely the number of votes and not the "quality" of votes that sails the Boat on our 3 Rivers towards our collective future.... 'May The Votes Forever Be In Your Favour Meng'

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