No wild promises, just straight-up discussion

LETTER

I’m running for a seat on Gisborne District Council as well as Tairawhiti District Health Board.

Straight up, I can’t cure cancer, and in the interests of full disclosure to the public, I’m pretty sure I can’t halt climate change on my own, either.

But I decided to stand up for these roles because I know I am a capable person who will work hard for this community.

I understand the council to be a group of committed citizens who discuss, debate, research and consider opinions, expert and otherwise, and try to reach an agreement on the best path forward.

I hope most of us have got past that silly political thing of making wild promises to be elected.

For me, the council is about the sharing of knowledge, ideas and solutions and doing what is best for the people, the community and the environment.

Rachel Lodewyk

I’m running for a seat on Gisborne District Council as well as Tairawhiti District Health Board.

Straight up, I can’t cure cancer, and in the interests of full disclosure to the public, I’m pretty sure I can’t halt climate change on my own, either.

But I decided to stand up for these roles because I know I am a capable person who will work hard for this community.

I understand the council to be a group of committed citizens who discuss, debate, research and consider opinions, expert and otherwise, and try to reach an agreement on the best path forward.

I hope most of us have got past that silly political thing of making wild promises to be elected.

For me, the council is about the sharing of knowledge, ideas and solutions and doing what is best for the people, the community and the environment.

Rachel Lodewyk

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Mike Sanders - 9 days ago
I thought it would be about ensuring my rubbish is collected regularly and safely, the roads are of good quality and street lighting is bright enough so I can find my way home at night. Anything else from the council is surely a luxury and needs careful consideration before any of my rates money is spent on it. I would appreciate if the Herald questioned every candidate on the Eastland trust's future and the likelihood of a power bill rebate in the coming term.

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