Far North District Council

Bay of Islands-Whangaroa General Ward

The Far North District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa ward. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Far North District Council election.

Garth Rodney Anthony Holder

SOVEREIGN.nz

Garth Rodney Anthony Holder

SOVEREIGN.nz

Why I'm standing

I think that as a united community we should assert autonomy as a region as much as possible and rarely acquiesce to external control. We should guard our assets, because once given away they may never return. Rates and regulations should be implemented with better consultation, effective redress and accountability. I would like to continue giving back to the community, and hopefully helping to steer a common sense path with freedom as a guide.

My priorities
  1. Focus on the needs of our area, not ideals.
  2. Transparency and accountability for rates and regulations.
  3. Keep government small.
About me

My entire career has involved serving the public. Relevant roles and qualifications: 40 years teaching and lecturing, qualified financial advisor, school health and safety officer, local sports council representative in London, Masters degree in Computer Science, national level qualified official in two sports, and national level qualified coach in two sports. I believe that being a politician is a duty, not a career and, above all, the role is to represent the community, not external organisations.

Before politics

School Teacher

Residence

No response

Age

67

Why I'm standing

I think that as a united community we should assert autonomy as a region as much as possible and rarely acquiesce to external control. We should guard our assets, because once given away they may never return. Rates and regulations should be implemented with better consultation, effective redress and accountability. I would like to continue giving back to the community, and hopefully helping to steer a common sense path with freedom as a guide.

My priorities
  1. Focus on the needs of our area, not ideals.
  2. Transparency and accountability for rates and regulations.
  3. Keep government small.
About me

My entire career has involved serving the public. Relevant roles and qualifications: 40 years teaching and lecturing, qualified financial advisor, school health and safety officer, local sports council representative in London, Masters degree in Computer Science, national level qualified official in two sports, and national level qualified coach in two sports. I believe that being a politician is a duty, not a career and, above all, the role is to represent the community, not external organisations.

Before politics

School Teacher

Residence

No response

Age

67