Te Hāwera Community Board

The Te Hāwera Community Board represents your local community and advocates to South Taranaki District Council about local issues, including public transport and facilities such as libraries and parks. The board is made up of five members: four members elected by voters, and one councillor from the South Taranaki District Council.  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 Te Hāwera Community Board election.

Desiree Bond

Desiree Bond

Why I'm standing

I believe that I can make a positive difference in our community and give a voice to sectors that are not always heard. I want to advocate for a progressive and vibrant town that encourages people to stay or to bring their families here. I will bring a new perspective to the community board, I am a woman under 40, hard-working and experienced in governance.

My priorities
  1. Establish what facilities are needed to encourage families to stay in Hāwera.
  2. For transport infrastructure, I would encourage the council to address the issues with our roads.
  3. Community engagement, is the council ensuring that all sectors of our community are being heard?
About me

I have been involved in not-for-profit groups in Hāwera for the last 18 years. I am passionate about supporting my community and providing advocacy. I was elected to the Taranaki Kindergarten Board twice and I am currently on the Taranaki Diocesan School for Girls board which has given me good experience in governance. I am a member of the NZ Insititute Board of Directors and I am experienced and dedicated to our community.

Before politics

Farming/Businessperson

Residence

Rural Hāwera

Age

39

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Why I'm standing

I believe that I can make a positive difference in our community and give a voice to sectors that are not always heard. I want to advocate for a progressive and vibrant town that encourages people to stay or to bring their families here. I will bring a new perspective to the community board, I am a woman under 40, hard-working and experienced in governance.

My priorities
  1. Establish what facilities are needed to encourage families to stay in Hāwera.
  2. For transport infrastructure, I would encourage the council to address the issues with our roads.
  3. Community engagement, is the council ensuring that all sectors of our community are being heard?
About me

I have been involved in not-for-profit groups in Hāwera for the last 18 years. I am passionate about supporting my community and providing advocacy. I was elected to the Taranaki Kindergarten Board twice and I am currently on the Taranaki Diocesan School for Girls board which has given me good experience in governance. I am a member of the NZ Insititute Board of Directors and I am experienced and dedicated to our community.

Before politics

Farming/Businessperson

Residence

Rural Hāwera

Age

39

Connect via