O le ala ole pule ole tautua. I believe the pathway to leadership is through service. The most important aspect of developing strong communities are its people, its people, and its people. Actions speak louder than words so I will listen first, then get on with it and achieve the change the people want.
I'm an Associate Dean (Massey University) with over 15 years' experience on community boards and providing advice on local and central government policy. I've learned that participatory democracy, asset-based capacity building, social investment, social entrepreneurship, research, funding, networking and regular community consultations are essential.
For the Whau this means strong local business and employment opportunities, community safety, celebrating its heritage, and its diversity, advancing Pacific peoples wellbeing, effective and responsive services, city regeneration and enhancing the natural environment. To serve you vote for me.
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