Mackenzie District Council

Opuha Ward

The Mackenzie 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 seven councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Opuha ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Mackenzie District Council election.

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Cameron Garner

Independent

Cameron Garner

Independent

Why I'm standing

Rather than passively look on and criticise government decisions - at all levels - I have decided to step up and actively engage to make a difference. The recent tendencies nationally to restrict freedoms is a major concern, as is the trend to throw taxpayers money at problems - deserving or otherwise - rather than seeking to address the core issues.

My priorities
  1. Minimise the burden of government on residents and business, both in time and finances.
  2. Ensure the effective and efficient execution of core services.
  3. Utilise technology and resources wisely to provide the best possible future for our district.
About me

I have a background in aviation, which has taught me to make decisions analytically with careful adherence to requirements and rules. I have a strong set of old-fashioned Christian values. I have lived all-over New Zealand which brings a broad perspective. I am willing to change my mind on issues if new evidence supports the change. I believe people should be free to live their lives as they choose without undue interference.

Before politics

Flight simulation specialist.

Residence

Between Albury and Fairlie

Age

38

Why I'm standing

Rather than passively look on and criticise government decisions - at all levels - I have decided to step up and actively engage to make a difference. The recent tendencies nationally to restrict freedoms is a major concern, as is the trend to throw taxpayers money at problems - deserving or otherwise - rather than seeking to address the core issues.

My priorities
  1. Minimise the burden of government on residents and business, both in time and finances.
  2. Ensure the effective and efficient execution of core services.
  3. Utilise technology and resources wisely to provide the best possible future for our district.
About me

I have a background in aviation, which has taught me to make decisions analytically with careful adherence to requirements and rules. I have a strong set of old-fashioned Christian values. I have lived all-over New Zealand which brings a broad perspective. I am willing to change my mind on issues if new evidence supports the change. I believe people should be free to live their lives as they choose without undue interference.

Before politics

Flight simulation specialist.

Residence

Between Albury and Fairlie

Age

38