Southland District Council

Waiau Aparima Ward

The Southland 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 12 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Waiau Aparima 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 Southland District Council election.

Jaspreet Boparai

Jaspreet Boparai

Why I'm standing

I am standing for Southland District Council because I believe we need to be doing a much better job at public engagement than is currently done. The coming changes with the Three Waters reforms and RMA rejig make it all the more crucial that constituents are kept better informed on relevant matters.

My priorities
  1. Not back down over the shambles that is the Three Waters reforms, as it stands currently
  2. Enable genuine public engagement, not just a box-ticking exercise. RMA reforms must be transparent.
  3. Ensure 100% of rates collected from Southland are spent in Southland.
About me

I am a Southland local, having moved down from Waikato in 2015. Over the last two years, I've personally engaged both with the council over the long term plan and Three Waters reforms. With an accounting degree and a background in finance and farming, I can research meticulously, distil the key issues and ask the hard questions. Honesty and doing the right by the public ratepayers is what drives me.

Before politics

Farming/Book-keeping

Residence

Tuatapere

Age

43

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Why I'm standing

I am standing for Southland District Council because I believe we need to be doing a much better job at public engagement than is currently done. The coming changes with the Three Waters reforms and RMA rejig make it all the more crucial that constituents are kept better informed on relevant matters.

My priorities
  1. Not back down over the shambles that is the Three Waters reforms, as it stands currently
  2. Enable genuine public engagement, not just a box-ticking exercise. RMA reforms must be transparent.
  3. Ensure 100% of rates collected from Southland are spent in Southland.
About me

I am a Southland local, having moved down from Waikato in 2015. Over the last two years, I've personally engaged both with the council over the long term plan and Three Waters reforms. With an accounting degree and a background in finance and farming, I can research meticulously, distil the key issues and ask the hard questions. Honesty and doing the right by the public ratepayers is what drives me.

Before politics

Farming/Book-keeping

Residence

Tuatapere

Age

43

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