Nelson City Council

Nelson City At Large

The Nelson City Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also passes local regulations and makes decisions about infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage, and about the region’s resources, including water, soil and the coastline. The council is made up of 12 councillors and the mayor. This election is for the three councillors elected by all voters in the city. The other councillors will be elected to represent wards (areas in the city.) 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 Nelson City Council election.

Marie Lindaya

Whiria te tāngata Weave together

Marie Lindaya

Whiria te tāngata Weave together

Why I'm standing

I believe that weaving diverse cultures together gives me a unique perspective to serve on Nelson City Council, transforming Nelson to the vibrant, innovative, inclusive, thriving place that values people's well-being and unity in diversity. I see the need for diverse and experienced representation reflective of our growing multicultural communities, often marginalised in terms of equitable access to social services, justice and basic needs. I also advocate for seniors and disabled communities and their equitable access to services.

My priorities
  1. Transparency, accountability and sensible spending on core services, eg infrastructure – balance of must-do and nice-to-have.
  2. A thriving, sustainable, agile economy adaptable and responsive to climate change, and supports social cohesion and equity.
  3. A Te Tiriti-based multicultural strategy that advocates inclusion of diverse communities at grass roots in council planning and decision making.
About me

I have over 32 years of experience across the government, banking, education and housing departments and I continue to build strong relationships with our diverse communities. I 'walk the talk' of 'nothing about us without us.' I emphatically put my heart on the pulse of confronting challenges, including living costs, health, climate change and homelessness.

Before politics

Non-for-profit Agency Worker

Residence

Nelson

Age

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Why I'm standing

I believe that weaving diverse cultures together gives me a unique perspective to serve on Nelson City Council, transforming Nelson to the vibrant, innovative, inclusive, thriving place that values people's well-being and unity in diversity. I see the need for diverse and experienced representation reflective of our growing multicultural communities, often marginalised in terms of equitable access to social services, justice and basic needs. I also advocate for seniors and disabled communities and their equitable access to services.

My priorities
  1. Transparency, accountability and sensible spending on core services, eg infrastructure – balance of must-do and nice-to-have.
  2. A thriving, sustainable, agile economy adaptable and responsive to climate change, and supports social cohesion and equity.
  3. A Te Tiriti-based multicultural strategy that advocates inclusion of diverse communities at grass roots in council planning and decision making.
About me

I have over 32 years of experience across the government, banking, education and housing departments and I continue to build strong relationships with our diverse communities. I 'walk the talk' of 'nothing about us without us.' I emphatically put my heart on the pulse of confronting challenges, including living costs, health, climate change and homelessness.

Before politics

Non-for-profit Agency Worker

Residence

Nelson

Age

No response

Connect via