Mayor of Waimakariri

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 Waimakariri District Council mayoral election.

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Miles Stapylton-Smith

Miles Stapylton-Smith

Why I'm standing

I see so many issues with the direction that we are being forced or coerced into participating in against our common good. CO2 is the bogyman but we will die from lack of oxygen long before CO2 is corrected. We need so much more oxygen producing plants. When one Jumbo jet consumes four litres a second and takes over 200 tons of fuel for one long haul flight how many trees to offset that?

My priorities
  1. Do no harm, and especially to the environment. The need for oxygen.
  2. Secure river stopbanks and eastern assets from tsunami, stop the clear felling of sand dune pines.
  3. Three Waters, but with this out of control central government this could prove difficult.
About me

I am a carpenter by trade and ended up working on house piling where many engineers completely trusted my work I had done and the records kept. I believe in honesty and fairness and some years back took up cricket umpiring as I know what it is like to disbelieve in player umpires. I believe we need think our elected officials are honest and trustworthy and bring wisdom while putting aside self interest.

Before politics

Retired

Residence

Rangiora

Age

67

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Why I'm standing

I see so many issues with the direction that we are being forced or coerced into participating in against our common good. CO2 is the bogyman but we will die from lack of oxygen long before CO2 is corrected. We need so much more oxygen producing plants. When one Jumbo jet consumes four litres a second and takes over 200 tons of fuel for one long haul flight how many trees to offset that?

My priorities
  1. Do no harm, and especially to the environment. The need for oxygen.
  2. Secure river stopbanks and eastern assets from tsunami, stop the clear felling of sand dune pines.
  3. Three Waters, but with this out of control central government this could prove difficult.
About me

I am a carpenter by trade and ended up working on house piling where many engineers completely trusted my work I had done and the records kept. I believe in honesty and fairness and some years back took up cricket umpiring as I know what it is like to disbelieve in player umpires. I believe we need think our elected officials are honest and trustworthy and bring wisdom while putting aside self interest.

Before politics

Retired

Residence

Rangiora

Age

67

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