Candidate profiles 2019 local government elections - Voting Closes Saturday 12 October, 12 Midday - Waimate District Council

 
Candidate profiles 2019 local government elections - Voting Closes Saturday 12 October, 12 Midday - Waimate District Council
candidate profiles
2019 local government elections

Voting Closes Saturday 12 October, 12 Midday

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Candidate profiles 2019 local government elections - Voting Closes Saturday 12 October, 12 Midday - Waimate District Council
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  Table of Contents
  Disclaimer                                                      Page 2

  Voting Instructions                                        Page 3 to 5

  Waimate District Council
  Mayor
  Electing the Mayor                                               Page 6
  Waimate District Council
  Waimate Ward
  Electing 4 Councillors                                           Page 7
  Environment Canterbury
  South Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency
  Electing 2 Members                                              Page 13
  South Canterbury District Health Board
  Electing 7 Board Members                                        Page 16

  Disclaimer
  This candidate directory has been compiled under the Local Electoral Act
  2001. The Act provides that an electoral officer is not required to verify
  or investigate any information included in candidate profile statements
  and is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in
  such statements.
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                                  1. Vote
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WHAT POSITIONS ARE UP FOR ELECTION
We hope you’ll vote in all elections on your voting document – the
successful candidates make decisions that affect us all every day so
make sure you have your say.
You may find all or some of these positions on your voting document:
1) The Mayor is the leader of the City or District Council.
2) The City or District Council provides communities with a wide range
   of local services and facilities. Councils make decisions to improve
   community wellbeing including key infrastructure (e.g. water
   supply, sewerage, roads), local regulations, recreational facilities,
   parks, planning and building issues.
3) The Regional Council makes decisions about functions best
   delivered at a regional scale such as natural resource management
   (e.g. quality of water, allocation of water, land and soil, coastal
   planning, plant and pest control), regional transport, and civil
   defence and emergency management. Unitary Authorities perform
   the functions of both City or District Councils and Regional
   Councils.
4) The District Health Board makes decisions every day to improve the
   health of people in the community – including the kinds of health
   services to be provided.
5) A Community Board provides leadership to empower local
   communities and may make decisions about local issues or
   recommend how Council should spend money on local services.
6) A Licensing Trust exists to sell alcohol responsibly through premises
   in the trust area and decide how surplus profits are returned to the
   community. Community and other Trusts support charitable work.
7) A Poll or Referendum may also be on your voting document. Your
   vote in this helps the Council make decisions on the issue being
   considered.
THE CANDIDATES STANDING FOR ELECTION
• The candidates are listed under the election they are standing for.
• You can read what candidates have written about themselves and
  their policies in this booklet.

 Please note: Although your voting document will only list the
 elections you are allowed to vote in, some of the candidates listed in
 this booklet may be standing for elections that do not apply to you.

MAKE SURE WE CAN COUNT YOUR VOTE
Fill in your voting document correctly:
• You must follow the instructions.
• Your voting document is for you only – by law no-one is allowed
     to complete, deface or destroy another person’s document. Please
     note, you can ask another person to help you mark the document
     if you can’t see well or read or write or have difficulty with English.
• Get it to us on time.
• Don’t include anyone else’s voting document in your envelope.
• If you are not sure what to do, ring the Electoral Office number
     shown on your voting document.
• If you do decide not to vote, please destroy your voting document.

 We can’t count your vote if it arrives late, so have it to us by
 12 Midday, Saturday, 12 October 2019.
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HE AHA NGĀ TŪRANGA E PŌTIHIA ANA
Ko te tūmanako ka pōti koe i roto i ngā pōtitanga katoa i runga i tō pepa pōti –
ka riro mā ngā kaitono toa ngā whakatau e pā ana ki a tātau i ia rā, nō reira me
mātua whai wāhi mai koe.
Ka kite pea koe i ēnei tūranga katoa, i ētahi rānei i runga i tō pepa pōti:
1) Ko te Koromatua te kaiārahi o te Tāonenui, Kaunihera ā-Takiwā rānei.
2) Ka whakarato te Kaunihera Tāonenui, te Kaunihera ā-Takiwā rānei i ngā
    ratonga me ngā whakaurunga paetata ki te hapori whānui. Ka tuku
    whakatau ngā Kaunihera hei whakapai ake i te oranga hapori, tae atu ki
    ngā hanganga matua (hei tauira, te ratonga wai, pūnaha parakaingaki,
    rori) ngā ture ā-rohe, whakaurunga whakangahau, ngā pāka, ngā take
    whakamahere, waihanga hoki.
3) Kei te Kaunihera ā-Rohe ngā whakatau mō ngā mahi ka whakahaere
    ā-rohetia pērā i te tiaki i te taiao (hei tauira, te mauri o te wai, te tohatoha i
    te wai, te whenua me te oneone, ngā mahere takutai, te patu tarukino me
    ngā kīrearea, ngā aituā taiao) te ikiiki ā-rohe, me ngā whakahaerenga rākau
    whakamarumaru. Ka whakahaerehia e ngā Mana Kotahitanga ngā mahinga
    a ngā Kaunihera Tāonenui, ā-Takiwā rānei me ngā Kaunihera ā-Rohe.
4) Kei te Poari Hauora ā-Rohe ngā whakatau o ia rā hei whakapai ake i te
    hauora o ngā tāngata o te hapori – tae atu ki ngā momo ratonga hauora ka
    whakaratohia.
5) Ko tā te Poari Hapori he ārahi ki te whakamana i ngā hapori me te tuku
    whakatau mō ngā take ā-rohe, me pēhea rānei te whakapau a te Kaunihera
    i ngā pūtea ki ngā ratonga ā-rohe.
6) Ko te mahi a te Tarahiti Tuku Raihana he hoko waipiro tika i roto i te rohe
    tarahiti me te whakarite me pēhea te whakahoki i ngā toenga pūtea ki te
    hapori. Ka tautoko ngā Tarahiti Hapori me ētahi atu Tarahiti i ngā mahi
    kaupapa aroha.
7) Kei runga anō pea i tō pepa pōti tētahi Pōti, Tāpaetanga Pōti rānei. Ka
    āwhina tō pōti i roto i tēnei i te Kaunihera ki te tuku whakatau mō ngā take
    e whakaaaroarohia ana.

NGĀ KAITONO E TŪ ANA MŌ TE PŌTITANGA
•    Ka whakarārangihia ngā kaitono i raro i te pōtitanga e tū ana rātau.
•    Ka taea e koe te pānui ngā kōrero i tuhia e ngā kaitono mō rātau anō me ā
     rātau kaupapahere i roto i tēnei pukaiti.

    Kia mōhio: Ahakoa e rārangi ana i tō pepa pōti ngā pōtitanga
    anake ka āhei koe ki te pōti, ka tū pea ētahi o ngā kaitono i roto i
    tēnei pukaiti mō ngā pōtitanga kāore nei e hāngai ana ki a koe.

ME MĀTUA WHAKARITE KA TAEA E MĀTAU TŌ PŌTI TE TATAU
Kia tika te whakakī i tō pepa pōti:
• Me mātua whai koe i ngā tohutohu.
• Māu anake tō pepa pōti – i raro i te ture kāore tētahi atu e āhei ana ki te
    whakaoti, taruweku, tūkino rānei i te pepa a tētahi atu. Kia mōhio koe, ka
    taea anō e koe te tono ki tētahi atu ki te āwhina i a koe ki te māka i te pepa
    mēnā he uaua tō kite, pānui, tuhi rānei, he uaua rānei ki a koe te kōrero
    Pākehā.
• Me whakahoki mai i te wā tika.
• Kaua e whakaurua mai te pepa pōti a tētahi atu ki roto i tō kōpaki.
• Mēnā kāore koe i te tino mārama me aha koe, me waea atu ki te nama a Te
    Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri kei runga i tō pepa pōti.
• Ki te kore koe e hiahia pōti, me whakakore e koe tō pepa pōti.

    Kāore e taea e mātau te tatau tō pōti mēnā ka tae tōmuri mai,
    nō reira me tae mai i mua o te 12 karaka i te ahiahi, Rāhoroi,
    12 Whiringa-ā-nuku 2019.
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Waimate District Council
Mayor
Electing the Mayor

              Murray LUDEMANN

              My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
              District Council area. I am also standing for
              Waimate Ward.
              65 years old. Waimate Ward ratepayer since 2007.

              Craig ROWLEY

               My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
               District Council area.
               I am asking for your vote again this year so that
               we can continue to drive the Waimate District
               ahead.
               Waimate is facing some serious challenges over
the next three years. Particularly with the government's current
focus on the three waters Drinking, Waste and Storm.
We are going to need to continue the hard work that we have
done lobbying for a fair and cost effective drinking water
delivery system. There has been little detail around waste and
storm water but we need to make sure that we are represented
when decisions are made.
Waimate is in a period of rapid growth which needs to be
planned for. We have achieved some good results, particularly
with our economic development group and I am looking
forward to seeing this develop in the coming years.
Vote for me and I promise to continue to lead and represent the
Waimate district.
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Waimate District Council
Waimate Ward
Electing 4 Councillors

               John BEGG

                My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
                Ward area.
                I spent my earlier working years as an exploration
                geologist, leading exploration work for Reefton
                Oceania Gold Mine followed by ten years dry
                land plant research for DSIR in Alexandra.
Seeking a career change I came to Waimate with my young
family to become a part-time church minister, also working in
the community. I enjoy learning and volunteering, so ten years
ago I trained as a St. John ambulance officer, which is now my
employment.
Since 1998 I have been a trustee for the Community Resource
Trust, chairing it since 2015. Twelve years ago I gathered a team
of people to create Christmas in Square.
I have learned the value of team work and its ability to bring
change. Limited resources make change difficult, but steady
steps with the right team players can produce results. I
encourage Council to continue to be Pro-active rather than re-
active, as they push forward.

               Lyndsey BISHOP

                My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
                Ward area.
                I am 63 years of age, married to Jean for 33 years,
                and have three adult sons.
                I am Director of our home based business of 18
                years in Fishing Tackle manufacturing and sales
throughout Australasia and am employed by a nationwide
retailer in their Timaru outlet.
Having served on many committees mostly in sports leadership
roles, I have also held a senior rank in Levin Fire Brigade
including a role on their management committee for two terms.
Many Waimate benefits are understated and regeneration of
the town and district with Council assisted projects will change
this.
I look to the future as a member of your council, representing
your views and positive direction as Waimate transitions with
fresh development throughout the district.
Entrust me with your support so we can progress, empowering
each other.
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Waimate District Council
Waimate Ward
Electing 4 Councillors

              Sharyn CAIN

                My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
                Ward area.
                I am a current Councillor for the Waimate Ward,
                along with holding the positions of Deputy
                Mayor and Chair of Environmental Services and
                Finance Committee. Outside of Council I am
District Licensing Commissioner for the three South Canterbury
Councils, and work as an adult educator. I am actively involved
in our community and enjoy my roles as President of Rotary, and
Waimate St John Area Committee member.
Our challenge, as legislative requirements and unfunded
mandates get passed down from Government, is to be very
proactive. We have been fighting for equity around the 3
Waters Review, and successfully lobbied for a 2nd South
Canterbury representative on Environment Canterbury.
Important focuses for me are the District Plan review, Water,
Roading, and implimentation of our Economic Development
Strategy.
My priority will always be the well being of our District and it's
people, and I will continue to advocate vigorously for equitable
outcomes.

              Mike DOWNES

                My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
                Ward area.
                I am 67 years old and married to Janet. I was born
                and educated in Christchurch. I undertook
                military service in the Royal New Zealand Navy
                and subsequently worked in technical
management in the shipping industry with many years overseas.
We purchased our house in Waimate in 2016 and moved in
permanently in 2017. I am semi-retired, providing consultancy
services to the shipping industry and volunteer work to the
Historical Society and Civil Defence.
Waimate has been welcoming, friendly and inclusive and I
would like to offer something back to the community by serving
on the council and helping to foster the emerging vibrancy and
regeneration of the town. I am experienced in Committee work,
used to making decisions and considering financial impacts.
It would be a privilege to serve Waimate on Council and, if
elected, I undertake to do so in a measured and inclusive
manner.
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Waimate District Council
Waimate Ward
Electing 4 Councillors

               Simon FINCH

                My principal place of residence is not in the
                Waimate Ward area.
                I, with my young family, have made Waimate
                home having moved to our little piece of
                paradise just south of the township in 2017.
                Why Waimate? I was looking to bring up my
family in the rural heart of New Zealand and in an area with a
true community spirit. Whether it be exploring the region in my
classic Landrover, standing on the side-lines cheering on the
local sports teams or taking advantage of the great outdoors I
am proud to call Waimate home.
With over 20 years' experience in the public and private sectors I
bring an array of skills to help Waimate reach its true potential.
I want to give back to the community that has given my family
so much and would be proud to represent the people of
Waimate.
With your help I look forward to being your voice in creating a
better tomorrow for Waimate.

               Fabia FOX

                 My principal place of residence is not in the
                 Waimate Ward area.
                 Politics have changed, nationally and locally.
                 Decisions can no longer be made by faceless
                 councillors behind closed doors. Waimate
                 shouldn't be left behind. I am excited to help lead
this change in the district where I grew up, and chose to live.
Council's key purpose is to promote the social, economic,
environmental and cultural wellbeing of their community, now
and into the future. To achieve this, in the face of so many
challenges, requires fresh ideas and clear strategic thinking. My
experience providing strategic advice to councils means I have
the skill-set to meet this challenge.
I believe that conversations with the community shouldn't be
token. There are many important voices in our community not
being heard. Waimate has great potential, and this potential
needs to be realised for the whole community - ratepayers,
renters, rural, urban, old and young. I will work hard to ensure
all these voices are heard.
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Waimate District Council
Waimate Ward
Electing 4 Councillors

              Jakki GUILFORD

                My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
                Ward area.
                I am the Operations Manager at Community Link
                - a job that I love, in a fantastic organisation,
                supporting community services and development
                in Waimate. In 2017 my husband Colin and I
moved to a lifestyle block on the edge of the Waimate township
where we now run a busy Alpaca stud. I am very passionate
about the Waimate District and have loved seeing our
community move forward over the past 3 years.
I have a strong business administration and finance background
and have a common sense approach to council matters. I
recognise the need for investment in infrastructure and
development - whilst always being mindful of the rating impact
on our community. We have commenced some great work with
economic development and drinking water, and I am committed
to ensuring that this continues.
I bring a positive and proactive voice to the Council table and
will encourage openness and transparency.

              Murray LUDEMANN

              My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
              Ward area. I am also standing for Mayor.
              65 years old. Waimate Ward ratepayer since 2007.
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Waimate District Council
Waimate Ward
Electing 4 Councillors

              Miriam MORTON

                My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
                Ward area.
                I am a current councillor, willing to serve a third
                term on Waimate District Council.
                Waimate has been my home for nearly 25 years,
                along with my husband Tony and our four
children, who have been raised and educated here. Involvement
in the community has been influenced by our children's varied
activities - sporting and cultural. My background includes music,
church, education, stay-at-home parent, administration,
governance and advocacy.
I bring knowledge and understanding of what local government
involves, and of the balancing required to provide the best
assets and service for the least impact on rates.
I believe good decision-making requires accurate information,
researching relevant background data, and looking at the
situation from a variety of perspectives. Being Council's
representative in community groups and Canterbury working
groups enables a wider view of how Waimate District Council
can play its part in creating a positive future for our district.

              David OWEN

                My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
                Ward area.
                Hi to Waimate Ward electors. I earnestly
                encourage you to vote for David Owen, a long
                serving proven worker in our community.
                David Owen has committed many years to our
council, J P duties and community organisations including Lions
and take active interest in our town's past and future.
Central government policies are shovelled onto ratepayers
without funding and more central services will pass onto
ratepayers as central government devolve themselves of further
policies over next term.
Be assured I will continue to battle for any best deal for
ratepayers. Central Governments 3 Waters are huge items
collectively costing millions to upgrade with faceless people
about to control these systems but local staff to maintain them!
Council's economic strategy recently approved will roll out, so
we await exciting benefits from those investments.
Roading and footpath maintenance progress increases in
priority.
Please Vote David Owen your preferred councillor.
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Waimate District Council
Waimate Ward
Electing 4 Councillors

               Tom SULLIVAN

               My principal place of residence is in the Waimate
               Ward area.
               Born in Temuka, educated at The school of hard
               knocks & University of life, having recently retired
               from 51yrs of active work, 40yrs of those years at
               Pukeuri Freezing works, where I was involved
with the Fire Rescue Squad for 30 yrs and President of the Union
looking after 850 workers. I am standing as a voice for the
everyday woman/man.
I am a father of 5, having lived in South Canterbury & North
Otago, serving as the Chief of Windsor Rural Fire Brigade &
Chairman of St Patrick's Bascillica Parish Council. Currently I am
the owner and property developer of the Empire Hotel
Waimate.
I am a team member who can see the Bigger Picture without
losing sight of what is required to move forwards within the
boundaries of Local Government strategies.
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Environment Canterbury
South Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency
Electing 2 Members

               Phil DRIVER

                My principal place of residence is in the South
                Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency area.
                Climate-elder, independent.
                Many of our children and grandchildren know
                that our climate crisis threatens their lives. As a
                passionate Cantabrian, grandad, PhD scientist,
engineer and climate-elder I care about their future. So I will
prioritise clean, safe drinking water, a stable climate,
swimmable rivers and an ecologically and economically resilient
environment over short term profits from pollution which
creates unforgiveable and unacceptable costs for future
generations.
I'm active on three water management committees,
representing the voice of this community. I understand the
science of climate change and its serious social, environmental,
cultural and economic impacts. I've learned what we must do
before it's too late.
With the return of democracy to ECan, the true interests of our
communities can now be served. With your vote and support, I
can help lead this transformation to restore our province and
create a sustainable future we can be proud of.

               Peter MCILRAITH
               Independent
               My principal place of residence is in the South
               Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency area.
               I am a married man with family and
               grandchildren.
               South Canterbury has been my home, I was born
               in Oamaru.
My life has been as a primary producer living and working with
the natural environment.
The 2019 elections are the first time in 11 years that you, the
voter, have the opportunity to choose your elected
representative.
In what has been a time of bogus democracy, impairment has
been done to the concept of 'governance for the people by the
people'. Large bureaucracies, with huge rate rises and
centralised power, have tainted the notion of local solutions to
local issues.
I have the knowledge and experience to correct that damage.
Councils, are here to serve the constituents, not rule as a giant
central administration controlling with rules regulation and
threats.
Every new rule is a loss of someone's liberty.
I support freedom, liberty and choice.
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Environment Canterbury
South Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency
Electing 2 Members

              Elizabeth MCKENZIE
                Independent
                My principal place of residence is in the South
                Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency area.
                I am a 46-year-old New Zealand-born scientist
                with 17 years' experience in geochemistry,
                forensic science, environmental analytical
                chemistry, and biomedical science.
In 1995, scientists warned of the risk of a large earthquake in
Christchurch, yet their warning was not acted on. Now, over-
reliance on large-scale dairying has resulted in nitrate-
contaminated water, presenting a health risk to Cantabrians,
yet local government response has been slow. This disconnect
between science and local governance has serious consequences
for our people and environment.
In South Canterbury, climate change means loss of snow and
glaciers, with sea level rise impacting our coastal towns.
However, warmer temperatures will increase the growing
season, providing opportunities for new crops.
Climate change is both a risk and an opportunity. I am standing
to advocate for people and environment before profit, and for
development of a resilient and sustainable infrastructure and
economy in Canterbury.

              Jared ROSS
               Independent
               My principal place of residence is in the South
               Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency area.
               I seek election to represent the South Canterbury-
               Otuhituhi constituency.
               Urban raised and Auckland educated, I have a
               B.AgCom (FM) from Lincoln University and a long
association with the Waitaki Valley. With my wife Susan, we
own and operate dryland property near Kurow.
I am the Vice President of North Otago Federated Farmers and a
community member on the Lower Waitaki South Coastal
Canterbury Zone Committee. I serve on the Central South Island
Beef and Lamb Farmer Council and as a Director for the Kurow
Duntroon Irrigation Company.
As a determined individual (36), intent on providing balanced
and informed representation, I want to continue strong,
mutually beneficial collaboration between constituents and the
regional authority.
I have empathy for the impact increased regulation brings to
our communities, nonetheless, I expect we should operate with
a view to continual improvement. It is imperative that current
and future ECan administration is robust and effective.
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Environment Canterbury
South Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency
Electing 2 Members

               Peter J SCOTT
                Independent
                My principal place of residence is in the South
                Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency area.
                I want to be re- elected to the Canterbury
                Regional Council because I believe the progress
                that ECan has made in the last 3 years is due to
                strong governance.
I want to be supported by voters in South Canterbury so that I
can play a role in having a good transition to a new council. I
have been supported by existing ECan councillors into the role
as Deputy Chairperson. I am grateful for that support and
confidence that they have had in me and would hope to have a
similar role in a new council.
My portfolio responsibilities include Air, Regional Transport,
Finance and Water.
Strong relationships that ECan staff and ECan councillors have
with the Crown, with Rununga, with District Councils and with
our Zone committee's needs to continue. Our new council will
need to work out how to work together.
I can help achieve focus and leadership.

               Herstall ULRICH

                 My principal place of residence is in the South
                 Canterbury/Ötuhituhi Constituency area.
                 Hello. My name is Herstall Ulrich. I'm a keen fly
                 fisherman, skier, tramper, farmer and
                 experienced company director, eg Silver Fern
                 Farms, VetLife.
I'd like to represent you as an ECan Councillor for South
Canterbury.
Water is our region's number one environmental and economic
challenge and as vice chair of the OTOP Zone Committee I have
a deep understanding of the issues. I know how important it is
to build environmental policy that satisfies the expectations of
all sectors of our community. Our rural, urban, recreational and
commercial needs are interdependent. We must all work
together, using sound science and economics to achieve timely,
win-win solutions.
I'll take a similar approach with other ECan workstreams:
regional transport; biosecurity; pest management; natural
hazard protection. It's about getting the balance between
social, environmental, cultural and economic outcomes right.
Please make the effort to vote, I hope you'll vote Ulrich. Thank
you.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Paul ANNEAR

                 My principal place of residence is in the South
                 Canterbury District Health Board area.
                 I am a Physiotherapist and have worked in the
                 health sector for 35 years.
                 I am currently Deputy Chair of the Board, Chair of
                 Hospital Advisory Committee and Chair of the
Building advisory group.
I believe this health board needs to serve this community and
provide a high standard of health care across all sectors and age
groups.
There are many challenges in South Canterbury health, with an
aging population, tired and aging facilities and an aging
workforce. Managing all these on a tightening budget is our
challenge.
Building and redevelopment have already started within the
hospital and I would like to see this continue to develop to
bring our facilities up to a modern well worked hospital that
fully caters for our community
I will strive to make the SCDHB work within its budgets and
continue to provide better, faster health care for those in need
in our community.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I have the following conflicts of interest with the SCDHB.
I work as a Physiotherapist in Private Practice in Timaru.
My Daughter is employed by SCDHB as an Occupational
Therapist and NASC Assessor.
To the best of my knowledge I have no other conflicts of
interest nor do I foresee any conflicts arising in the future.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Peter BINNS

                My principal place of residence is in the South
                Canterbury District Health Board area.
                My professional medical experience as a doctor
                included fifteen years as an Orthopaedic Surgeon
                at Timaru Hospital. I have served five terms on
                your DHB. I have a clear understanding of the
resources and personnel necessary for safe, effective Health
Services. As your elected representative, I would continue to
contribute my medical experience towards improving our
Services, Urban and Rural.
The main focus must be on people. Our patients at the centre of
our plans. Our skilled workforce enabled by well-informed
Board decisions. I passionately believe that Timaru must keep a
full range of high-quality Hospital, Emergency, Aged Care,
Mental Health and Community Services here, at the centre of
the South Island.
I shall continue to strongly challenge any plans that threaten
our Services locally or regionally.
As a doctor, I am determined that we work to sustain and
continually improve our Health Services for the wellbeing of us
all.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I have the following current conflicts of interest with the South
Canterbury District Health Board:
(a) I am a Trustee of LineTrust South Canterbury which has been
involved with the DHB in funding the Healthy Homes insulation
programme locally;
(b) I am a member of the executive committee of GreyPower
Timaru Inc.
To the best of my knowledge and belief I have no other
conflicts of interest with the South Canterbury District Health
Board at the time of my notice of consent to being nominated
as a candidate for the Board. I do not anticipate any conflicts of
interest arising in the future, other than those stated above.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Michael BOORER

               My principal place of residence is in the South
               Canterbury District Health Board area. I am also
               standing for Timaru Ward.
               For the past two terms I've been a ministerial
               appointee on the SCDHB and deputy chair of its
               audit and assurance committee.
As an elected member I will continue to ensure Timaru retains
its hospital and management have the right resources to deliver
quality health services to the community.
As an experienced chartered accountant with a M.Com(Hons) in
economics, the skills I'll continue to bring to the SCDHB are in
the strategic planning, accounting and finance fields.
Having been the National Finance and Administration Director
for the Order of St John, I'm acutely aware of the region's
pressures from an ageing population and the challenges these
pressures pose.
I'm 59, married, reside in Timaru and recently retired as Group
Manager Corporate Services at Alpine Energy.
My community involvement and board experience has been
through current and past membership of education boards,
service clubs and charitable trusts.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I have the following current conflicts of interest with the South
Canterbury District Health Board.
a) I am a member of the Order of St John which has a contract
with the SCDHB for the transport of patients.
b) My sister is currently employed by the SCDHB as a Hospital
Aide at Talbot Park.
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have no other
conflicts of interest with the SCDHB at the date of my notice of
consent to being nominated as a candidate for membership of
the board of the SCDHB.
I do not believe that any conflicts of interest are likely to arise in
the future, other than the continuation of the conflicts of
interest stated above.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Sam CALLANDER

               My principal place of residence is not in the South
               Canterbury District Health Board area.
               As your representative on the Board I will ensure
               health services are designed with our
               communities' needs at the forefront. I will listen
               to clinicians who are closest to patients, who
know the improvements that are needed. My focus will include;
bolstering rural healthcare, ensuring the workforce is well
supported and activating preventative health initiatives.
I am well placed to bring the perspective and inquisitive mind
needed for bold decision making; having worked throughout
South Canterbury with health teams as 'Primary Health
Manager' at SCDHB from 2015-2018 and with businesses while
working for the economic development agency from 2010-2015.
I have had Board experience on region's YMCA and Community
Trust boards.
I recently moved from Timaru to Christchurch to gain experience
in civic governance at the Christchurch City Council where I
manage its Community Funding - I spend plenty of time back in
South Canterbury, which is home.

Conflict of Interest Statement
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have no conflicts of
interest with the DHB at the date of my notice of consent to
being nominated as a candidate for membership of the board
of the DHB.
I do not believe that any conflicts of interest are likely to arise in
future, other than the continuation of the conflicts of interest
stated above.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Rene CRAWFORD

               My principal place of residence is in the South
               Canterbury District Health Board area.
               Seeking re-election
               I live near Cave with my husband John and three
               daughters. As a farming wife and mother, I
               appreciate the unique challenges that rural living
poses to accessing health services and the importance of having
good primary health care services in our rural communities for
all.
My 24 years' experience as a physiotherapist both here and
abroad has given me an awareness of the challenges ill health
and disabilities bring. These challenges are best addressed by
retaining and recruiting excellent health professionals and
providing high quality accessible health services in South
Canterbury.
Working in the health sector, I see the emotions, success and
challenges families and staff experience.
With this knowledge and 9 years' experience on the Health
Board and other health committees, I have an understanding of
our community's health needs and how I would prioritise
services and funding to achieve the best health outcome for all.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I have the following current conflicts of interest with the South
Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB):
(a) I am currently employed by SCDHB as Director of Allied
Health, Scientific and Technical.
(b) My brother is currently employed by the SCDHB as a
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
(c) I am employed by the NZ Physiotherapy Board as a
Professional Conduct Committee member
(d) I am a Health and Disability Commissioner Physiotherapy
Expert Advisor
(e) I am a member of Physiotherapy New Zealand and attend
South Canterbury Physiotherapy Branch meetings.
(f) I am an elected Craighead Diocesan School Board of Trustee
member and Vice Chairperson
(g) I am a Trustee of the Temford Family Trust
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have no other
conflicts of interest with the SCDHB at the date of my notice of
consent to being nominated as a candidate for membership of
the board of the SCDHB.
I do not believe that any conflicts of interest are likely to arise in
future, other than the continuation of the conflicts of interest
stated above.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Raeleen DE JOUX

               My principal place of residence is in the South
               Canterbury District Health Board area.
               Seeking re-election for a third term.
               I have lived in the South Canterbury region for 46
               years. Married to Chris we have 4 children and
               seven grandchildren.
From a community nursing background most of my working life
has been spent in the public health sector. I gained a valuable
insight into governance and clinical governance through my
appointments on national boards and ministerial appointed
advisory committees. I am employed as a tutor at Ara Institute
of Canterbury.
I have a strong commitment to community development and
enjoy my involvement in a number of organisations and clubs.
Serving the SCDHB for 6 years has been both rewarding and
challenging in ensuring equitable access to health services while
maintaining financial viability.
I have a strong desire to continue as a Board member to lead
into a future that will enhance the health and independence of
the people of South Canterbury.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I, Raeleen Elva de Joux, declare that to the best of my
knowledge and belief, I have no conflicts of interest with the
South Canterbury District Health Board at the date of my notice
of consent to being nominated as a candidate for membership
of the Board of the DHB.
I do not believe that any conflicts of interest are likely to arise in
future, other than the continuation of the conflicts of interest
stated above.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Barbara GILCHRIST

                My principal place of residence is in the South
                Canterbury District Health Board area. I am also
                standing for Timaru District Council, Timaru
                Ward.
                From our first breath to our last, we all want to
                live a happy and healthy life. This means having
great healthcare that's close to home.
But with limited funding, DHBs need to make the most of every
dollar to meet the needs of our people.
I'll help our DHB do that by supporting them to keep the
workforce engaged, the buildings and services in great
condition and using technology to measure our progress and
adapt to the changing needs of our population. Because I
believe a strong DHB works best with strong local government,
I'm also standing for the Timaru ward of the Timaru District
Council.
A vote for me is a vote for a fresh voice - a voice that's backed
by years of nursing in our region, an optimistic yet realistic
outlook, and a deeply personal interest in the health of South
Canterbury.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I declare the following interests:
I am employed as a Registered Nurse on a casual basis by
SCDHB.
My sister-in-law is employed as a Registered Nurse/Anaesthetic
Technician by SCDHB.
I am a partner in the business Buzzword.
I am the current president of Run Timaru (Timaru Harriers Club).
I am also running for the Timaru Ward of the Timaru District
Council.
I foresee no future conflict of interests.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Jo GOODHEW

               My principal place of residence is in the South
               Canterbury District Health Board area.
               Health Sector experience: Registered Nurse
               Timaru Hospital 1982.
               Hospital/general practice experience 1979-1998.
               Involvement in governance /fundraising
/membership roles with: Plunket, Multiple Birth Club, DHB
Community & Public Health Committee, Maternity Consumers
Council, Aorangi Nursing Agency, Mammography Unit, Hospice
South Canterbury (current Board), Presbyterian Support South
Canterbury (current Deputy).
Member of Parliament (2005-2017): Caucus spokesperson: Aged
Care and Rural Health. Health Select Committee (3 years).
Ministerial responsibility: Aged Care, Primary Health (including
screening programmes, immunisation, drinking water), Health
Quality & Safety Commission and Health Promotion Agency.
Governance experience: Chartered Member Institute of
Directors. Current membership, three boards.
I strongly support screening programmes and preventive
measures to keep people well and for early detection of
problems. I believe SCDHB may come under pressure to merge
with another DHB. I am not in favour of this as the DHB has a
strong track record of delivering healthcare for the region.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I have the following current conflict of interests with the South
Canterbury District Health Board.
1. I am the Deputy Chair on the Presbyterian Support South
Canterbury Board which is funded by the DHB to provide Aged
and Young Person Residential care as well as Community based
aged care.
2. I am a Board member of Hospice South Canterbury which is
funded by the DHB to provide palliative care services.
3. My husband and daughter are both dentists practising in the
SCDHB area.
4. My daughter works for the Medical Council in their legal
team.
5. I am a Director for Mark Goodhew Ltd which holds contracts
for the provision of oral health services for children and
adolescents and may in the future hold other contracts.
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have no other
conflicts of interest with the DHB at the date of my notice of
consent to being nominated as a candidate for membership of
the board of the DHB.
I do not believe that any conflicts of interest are likely to arise in
future, other than the continuation of conflicts of interest
stated above.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Sue HARREX
               The Timaru Senior Citizens
               My principal place of residence is in the South
               Canterbury District Health Board area.
               My name is Sue Harrex, my husband is Graeme
               and we have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. We
               have lived in the Taiko Valley, Timaru for 29 years
               and I have retired from Farming, Construction
and Business, but still a Director on several Family Companies.
I have been a volunteer and on the Board of the Timaru Senior
Citizens for the past 7 years and with a team, organise and cook
for The Friday Club. I am on the Disability Support Advisory
Committee to the District Health Board, the CBD Group
Executive and belong to the Taiko Women's Institute.
I am involved with and passionate about the Senior and
Disadvantaged Members of our Community and have an insight
into keeping these valued people active, by helping and
empowering them and ensuring that strategies are in place for
affordable healthcare now and for future generations.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I am currently on the Disability Support Advisory Committee to
the South Canterbury District Health Board as a Community
Representative.
I am currently on the Board of The Timaru Senior Citizens.
To the Best of My Knowledge and Belief, I have no other
Conflicts of Interest with the DHB at the date of my notice of
consent to being nominated as a candidate for membership of
the board of the DHB.
I do not believe that any conflicts of interest are likely to arise in
the future, other than my position on the above said Committee
and Board.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Gerrie LIGTENBERG
                Independent
                My principal place of residence is in the South
                Canterbury District Health Board area.
                As a nurse who has lived in Temuka for more
                than 15 years, I have extensive experience and
                understanding of health issues in South
                Canterbury. I have worked in a hospital, in rest
homes and in the community, and I have been on a nursing
advisory board.
My home visits have given me an excellent understanding of the
range of related issues that impact on our health like living
rurally, loneliness, lack of transport and inadequate housing.
I am passionate about standing up for the rights of patients and
I strongly believe that everyone has the right to have their
health needs met without prejudice or discrimination.
Caring for our health must also include looking after our health
workers and giving them proper tools and time to provide high
quality care. I care about your health.
Gerrie Ligtenberg, BSc, RN, gradCert Gerontology, gradDip
Hospital Management.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I declare that I do not have any conflicts of interest.
I do not foresee any conflicts of interest in the future.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Ron LUXTON

                My principal place of residence is in the South
                Canterbury District Health Board area.
                A retired Pharmacist; I owned and operated my
                Community Pharmacy in Temuka for 34 years.
                This has provided me with a good understanding
                of people's health requirements.
As Chairman of the MRI fundraising group I headed the team
that raised the funds for an MRI Scanner at Timaru Hospital. I
continue as Chairman of the MRI Charitable Trust which holds
the MRI scanner in Trust for the people of South Canterbury. My
involvement in Lions Clubs has seen me serve to the level of
International Director on the International Board.
I am currently the Chair of the South Canterbury DHB and a
member of all committees of the Board as well as Chair of the
Remuneration Committee and a Director of the South
Canterbury Eye Clinic.
I intend to use my business and community experience to ensure
that quality, accessible and equitable health services are
available to all residents.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I have the current conflicts of interest with the South
Canterbury District Health Board:
(a) I am currently Chairman of the Aoraki MRI Charitable Trust
which retains ownership, on behalf of the people of South
Canterbury, of the MRI Scanner leased to the SCDHB.
(b) I am the South Island representative Director on the Board of
New Zealand Health Partnerships Ltd. A Company owned by all
DHB's to provide Finance, Procurement and information
management services to all DHB's.
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have no other
conflicts of interest with the South Canterbury District Health
Board at the date of my notice of consent to being nominated
as a candidate for membership of the board of the South
Canterbury District Health Board.
I do not believe that any conflicts of interest are likely to arise in
future, other than the continuation of the conflicts of interest
stated above.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Kari (AJ) MOHOAO

               My principal place of residence is in the South
               Canterbury District Health Board area. I am also
               standing for Mayor of Timaru.
               Kiaora
               I consider myself very lucky to have been born
               and raised in this region, experiencing a unique
upbringing in a staunch and historical local Maori whanau. I
grew up within the culture Arowhenua offers and it has gifted
me a perspective into a world few truly appreciate.
The wisdom and tradition is truly amazing and I believe if the
SCDHB could embrace a more holistic approach to health our
entire region would benefit, if even just the concept of Mana
was realised the mental health and suicide prevention area's
would benefit greatly. My upbringing inspired me to pursue a
career in personal development and holistic health and I have
represented Arowhenua Runanga on 2 advisory Committees for
the SCDHB for almost 3 years.
I have a great working relationship with their leadership team
and I have no doubt my input would impact positively.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I have the following current conflicts of interest with the SCDHB
a) I am a representative for Arowhenua Runanga on 2 sub-
committees at the SCDHB
b) I am preparing to launch a youth development business/trust
in South Canterbury
To the best of my knowledge I have no other conflicts of
interest currently or upcoming that will affect my nomination to
the SCDHB.
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South Canterbury District Health Board

Electing 7 Board Members

                Bruce SMALL

                My principal place of residence is in the South
                Canterbury District Health Board area.
                As a GP I have worked in the South Canterbury
                health field for over 30 years. I am involved in
                both hospital and primary care which has given
                me a broad view of our community's health
issues. My involvement in local sport, community groups, church
as well as my work mean I have built relationships with a wide
range of people which enables me to be a strong advocate for
my community.
I will focus on prevention of our big health issues and work to
improve your ability to obtain, understand and use health
information (health literacy). Our hospital must be sustainable
and retained as part of our local health system. I will look to the
future health needs of our community and work to improve
health services and outcomes across the whole of our
community.
I will be your voice on your board.

Conflict of Interest Statement
I have the following potential conflicts of interest with the
South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB):
1: Shareholder/director of Dee Street Medical Properties Limited
- owner of property in Dee Street Timaru where medical rooms,
pharmacy and medical laboratory are sited.
2: Shareholder in Timaru Health Limited which trades as Timaru
Primary Care and runs a General Practice in Dee Street Timaru.
3: General Practitioner working for Timaru Primary Care.
4: Chief Medical Officer / Clinical Lead for Primary Care division
of SCDHB.
5: Clinical Director for Older Persons Health at SCDHB.
6: Son works as a medical registrar in Hawkes Bay DHB.
7: Daughter works as a nurse for Canterbury DHB
To the best of my knowledge and belief, I have no other
conflicts of interest with SCDHB at the date of my notice of
consent to being nominated as a candidate for membership of
the board of the DHB.
I do not believe that any conflicts are likely to arise in the
future, other than the continuation of the conflicts of interest
stated above.
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