The Taranaki Regional Council urgently needs progressive and environmental voices at the decision-making table. I am more than ready to step up and be part of a team that takes this region forward. Having worked for many years in the community for environmental and social justice, my top three priorities if elected as a councillor are generating a shift towards local regenerative agriculture, public transport and ensuring all our kids can safely swim in every river across our region.
For too long, the Council has just played catch-up when it comes to looking after the environment. Given the state of our planet, it is time for transformative change. In order to shift away from the dog-eat-dog mentality, we need grassroots and collective solutions for a just, fair and regenerative future.