Candidate profiles 2019 local government elections - Voting Closes Saturday 12 October, 12 Midday - Waimate District Council
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candidate profiles 2019 local government elections Voting Closes Saturday 12 October, 12 Midday MT011
Page 2 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.
Page 3 1. Vote Follow the instructions on your voting document. VOTE. PACK. POST. THREE EASY STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR POSTAL VOTING. 2. Pack Put your voting document in the orange return envelope. 3. Post Seal the orange envelope and post To find a nearby Post Box or deliver. Scan QR Barcode or go to http://bit.ly/FINDPOST
Page 4 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.
Page 5 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.
Page 6 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.
Page 7 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.
Page 8 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.
Page 9 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.
Page 10 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.
Page 11 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.
Page 12 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.
Page 13 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.
Page 14 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.
Page 15 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.
Page 16 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.
Page 17 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.
Page 18 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.
Page 19 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.
Page 20 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.
Page 21 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.
Page 22 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.
Page 23 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.
Page 24 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.
Page 25 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.
Page 26 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.
Page 27 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.
Page 28 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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