Mayor of Tasman District

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the district and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. 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 Tasman District Council mayoral election.

Richard Osmaston

Money Free Party New Zealand

Richard Osmaston

Money Free Party New Zealand

Why I'm standing

I see the future clearly. We have an unprecedented opportunity before us to choose utopia or continue on our now visible trajectory towards armageddon. We have the resources, the knowledge, the technology and hopefully the wisdom to rapidly transform our society into one of equity, sustainability, prosperity and enlightenment. Conventional money-based economics have run their course. We can continue our evolution as a responsible, emergent and developing species. We're not called humanKIND for nothing.

My priorities
  1. Care for the most vulnerable, our 'canary in the coal mine'. If they've problems, so have we.
  2. Discuss new solutions. With so many problems, it's time to consider new alternatives. There's heaps.
  3. Open up the conversation. Let's hear from all parts of our society. Everyone's input is needed now.
About me

I am on a journey of education, discovery and adventure/growth. With the profound possibilities and opportunities that the resource based economy offers, we can now choose a better pathway for ourselves and the planet. The time is overdue for a paradigm shift in the trajectory of humanity. We have learned so much and can now utilise that learning to move from a lose-lose trajectory to a win-win for all near-future scenario.

Before politics

Engineer

Residence

St Arnaud

Age

58

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Why I'm standing

I see the future clearly. We have an unprecedented opportunity before us to choose utopia or continue on our now visible trajectory towards armageddon. We have the resources, the knowledge, the technology and hopefully the wisdom to rapidly transform our society into one of equity, sustainability, prosperity and enlightenment. Conventional money-based economics have run their course. We can continue our evolution as a responsible, emergent and developing species. We're not called humanKIND for nothing.

My priorities
  1. Care for the most vulnerable, our 'canary in the coal mine'. If they've problems, so have we.
  2. Discuss new solutions. With so many problems, it's time to consider new alternatives. There's heaps.
  3. Open up the conversation. Let's hear from all parts of our society. Everyone's input is needed now.
About me

I am on a journey of education, discovery and adventure/growth. With the profound possibilities and opportunities that the resource based economy offers, we can now choose a better pathway for ourselves and the planet. The time is overdue for a paradigm shift in the trajectory of humanity. We have learned so much and can now utilise that learning to move from a lose-lose trajectory to a win-win for all near-future scenario.

Before politics

Engineer

Residence

St Arnaud

Age

58

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