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11/10/2016 11:00 a.m.
Thank you to everyone who voted in Ashburton’s local
body elections. Fifty three per cent of you took the time tovote – one of the
highest turnouts in the country.
In exercising your democratic right, you expressed an
overwhelming desire for change. You said you wanted fresh faces and new
approaches from your Council and you have elected a Mayor and Councillors that
reflect that. Your elected members are also much more diverse, offering much
wider representation for our community.
The makeup of our new Council bodes well for a broader
range of issues and more robust discussions to be brought to the Council table.
We will need this as we face a number of pressing issues from both the urban
and rural parts of our district, from the need for revitilisation of the CBD
and traffic issues to matters affecting our farming and smaller rural
communities such as the impact of fluctuating dairy payouts and the importance
of sustainable farming practices.
This district has so much to offer and I am very aware
of the trust that the community has placed in us. In many ways, the
opportunities before us are limitless. It’s the perfect time to look ahead to
the future and achieve as much as possible.
I am very much looking forward to learning more about
our new Councillors and their aspirations for the District. I also know that
the Councillors, who have been re-elected, will bring valuable experience to
the table and assist their new colleagues to quickly come up to speed.
Thank you again for putting your faith in me. I am thoroughly
looking forward to representing you as your mayor.
If you ever need to contact me please email me at email@example.com