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“Working hard for the whole Northern Ward”





TOWARDS THE ELECTION:

THURSDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2016 - CAMPAIGN MEETINGS
Two campaign meetings on two consecutive nights. Yesterday's was in Johnsonville with 65-70 people attending, tonight's in Tawa with around 50 people. On both occasions each of the six candidates gave a 5-minute speech, followed by 35-45 minutes of questions. I think they both went off well. No more campaign meetings for us!
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SATURDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 - DELIVERY OF FLYERS
From today around 16,000 flyers will be delivered to most households in the Northern Ward, primarily by the posties. They outline why I'm standing again and list some of my accomplishments in the past three years, providing sufficient reason(s) to vote for me again!
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EARLY SEPTEMBER 2016 - FIRST NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT
I'm running an advertisement in the Independent Herald over three successive weeks, sharing space with fellow candidate Jill Day. She, Peter and I have worked well together over the past months and would be a great team in the Northern Ward, despite slightly different political ideologies.
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SATURDAY, 27 AUGUST 2016 - HOARDINGS ON COUNCIL SITES
There are a number of Council sites where we're allowed put up election hoardings, but not before first thing on the morning of Saturday 27th. I assisted fellow candidate Peter Gilberd (pictured) in constructing some of the frames in preparation for the signs. It took a little while because Peter's designs are solid enough to withstand 200km/h winds (or so it would seem)!
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SUNDAY, 21 AUGUST 2016 - FUNDRAISING IN JOHNSONVILLE
Another joint effort with Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and council candidates Peter Gilberd and Jill Day. We cooked outside Countdown Johnsonville and raised funds for the local Plunket Society. We also sold 200L emergency water tanks, around 80 over three recent weekends.
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MID-AUGUST 2016 - LOTS MORE SIGNS IN PLACE
There are now quite a few signs in place. Robert Tredger and I have had many years experience in putting up community signs around the place, and I appreciated the assistance Robert gave me once again. This one is on a street corner in Woodman Drive, Tawa. I'm looking at putting up few more signs in Johnsonville and Newlands one over the next couple of weeks.
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FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2016 - SIGN WAVING IN NEWLANDS
I joined fellow campaigners Peter Gilbert and Jill Day, along with mayoral candidate Justin Lester, to wave signs for more than an hour in Newlands Road on a cold Friday morning. It was okay and we got a few friendly toots. Not sure that it's really my cup of tea however. I'd rather knock on doors and say hello to people face-to-face!
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EARLY JULY 2016 - FIRST HOARDING UP IN TAWA
Justin has had his sign on this fence in Tawa since the end of May. This is the first of mine to go up in Tawa, still more than three months out from the election!
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SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2016 - DOORKNOCKING BEGINS
It was another joint effort today with fellow candidates Peter Gilberd and Jill Day. There are three 'spaces' in the Northern Ward, and three good people available to fill those spaces. There are differences politically, but that doesn't stop our working together for the benefit of the wider community. We spent the best part of three hours knocking on doors in Churton Park and handing over each others' flyers.

As I reported in July 2013: "Most Kiwis are jolly decent people. I've found that almost everyone is willing to accept my flyer. Some have told me they appreciate the effort I've made to call on them in person. A few have wanted to discuss the issues. A small number, having taken my flyer, are beginning to shut their door before I've even finished my short spiel!"

It is definitely worth the effort although the reality is I simply won't have the time to knock on anywhere near as many doors as I did three years ago!
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SUNDAY, 27 JUNE 2016 - FIRST SIGNS UP
Assisting fellow candidate Peter Gilberd constructing the framework for four lots of election hoardings in Westchester Drive, Churton Park. This is the first of my signs to go up. With the election still more than 3 months away, I'm holding off putting other signs in place as long as possible!
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SATURDAY, 11 JUNE 2016 - WORKING TOGETHER
Joint effort with Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and council candidates Peter Gilberd and Jill Day cooking the food outside Churton Park New World and raising funds for the local Plunket Society. We also sold a total of ten 200L emergency water tanks.
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