Feilding Herald : November 17th 2011
31 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 ELECTION 2011 Privacy and views on 20 hectares FEILDING This is Property Brokers' Country! 120 Fergusson Street firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 06 323 5544 www.propertybrokers.co.nz OFFERS BY 8/12/2011 Stuart Sutherland Office 06 323 5544 Home 06 323 7193 Mobile 027 452 1155 email@example.com Terry Patching Office 06 323 5544 Home 06 323 4753 Mobile 027 448 5816 firstname.lastname@example.org Situated on a sheltered elevated site, this home enjoys commanding views across rolling farmland and up to the mountain. Extensively renovated with large living areas, the home has a modern, comfortable style. With a range of other buildings, it is well subdivided and on the district water scheme. Currently grazing heifers and previously used to rear 600 calves. School bus at the gate and only 10 minutes to Feilding. HALCOMBE 623 Tokorangi Road WEB ID FR12303 OFFERS close 4pm, Thursday 8th December 2011, 120 Fergusson Street, Feilding. Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 Rural 4162515AA Come down and see us, the flower and vege plant specialists. Pedleys Nursery 32 Queen Street, Feilding Phone: 323 4729 plant now! 4189684AA SUMMER COLOUR Portulaca Petunia Salvia Bedding Dahlia Ageratum Impatiens Lobelia Chrysanthemum Marigold Verbena Bedding Begonia Alyssum Nicotiana Zinnia Aster Garden Bride Gypsophila CHARLES TURNER A.N.Z.E.I independent Candidate for Rangitikei Mobile:022 046 3820 Email:email@example.com Aroha New Zealand www.charlesturner.co.nz Authorised by Charles Turner 32a Manson st, Palmerston North 342Turner @342Turner 4166677AA PROPERTY AUCTION 4192023AA Seton for service Grant Seton, Independent Born in New Zealand, I came to Rangitikei electorate in 1975 (from Whanganui). I have 36 years experience with elec- torate challenges. I have strong experi- ence from public and private sectors. Resolving issues is a strong ability I have, for your benefit. There are some good people in parlia- ment, but the parties have turned many of them into not very friendly and not practising New Zealand laws -- laws that have taken a long time [and many lives] to get to law. Jobs (ideally with career paths), and roads and transport -- prompt services are a must. Two and a half hours to get to services is a regular complaint, when 30 minutes to services and short waiting lists is my goal, among many [goals]. More youth jobs a priority Josie Pagani -- Labour Party What attributes and experience make you the right person to repre- sent Rangitikei? I ve spent my working life looking at how to create jobs and grow communities. I worked with Jim Anderton and for Helen Clark when she was prime minis- ter. I saw what could be achieved when you have a government with a plan for jobs, and the courage to act. I want to bring that practical experience to Rangitikei. We need action and a plan for jobs. I worked for the OECD on economic development in some of poorest countries in the world. The lesson was the same, whether in Rangitikei or Ethiopia: we must get young people working. I grew up in a small community in the country, and came back to New Zealand so my kids could have a similar child- hood. That s why I m campaigning on a horse, so I can make this election about rural issues. What are most motivating factors which drive you? Good governments make a difference. The right policies make a difference. I m motivated to stand up for that. I m prepared to argue and win the debate for a practical plan to back local businesses, fund local research and devel- opment, and train and upskill our young people. Standing up for policies that create jobs and opportunities in the regions is what drives me to represent Rangitikei. I believe politicians should have the courage to argue their position in front of voters, and listen and work with local people to get the best policies. Then act on those ideas. That s what I will do if I m the next MP for Rangitikei. What issues are the most important in respect to those living within the Rangitikei? There aren t enough jobs in our towns. People don t have choices. In Taumarunui the only new jobs are at New World or McDonald s. That s not enough. Wood-processing mills are closing. Prices at the supermarket and the petrol pump have gone up four times faster than wages since National came to power. Local people in Marton are being asked totakea20to30percentpaycutatCMP meat works. We re a low-wage, low- productivity economy. We have to change that urgently. I want to see us play to our advantage in this region. We produce some of the best wool, meat and wood, but we ship too much raw produce offshore. Get the value from it here. Grow our economy not someone else s. Labour will help you pay your bills. The first $5000 you earn will be tax-free. We ll take the GST off fruit and vegetables. How long have you been a member of your party and what is your experience in national politics? I have been a member of the Labour party for two years, although I was active in Labour in my twenties. I stood for Jim Anderton s Progressive Party in the 2008 election, and have since rejoined the Labour party. Before that I worked in the Beehive as a press secretary in Helen Clark s office when she was prime minister. I m proud to have helped run campaigns that introduced paid parental leave in New Zealand so mothers could stay home with their babies, and four weeks annual leave so that families could have more time together. I remember when we first decided to campaign for a New Zealand-owned bank, and every time I see a Kiwibank branch, I tell myself what a difference politics can make. National will sell our assets. I will con- tinue to fight not to see our airline or our power companies sold. Charles Turner for Rangitikei Charles Turner What attributes and experience make you the right person to rep- resent Rangitikei? I have wide experience of life, worked in many industries -- farming, mili- tary (eight years RNZAF), teaching, (all levels) and hospitality. Worked abroad in Australia sell- ing and taught oral Eng- lish in China. A negotiator and advocate for others, served as a member of NZEI, awarded associate membership in 1981. I believe a team working in consensus can achieve our aims. Experienced organiser able to create and build a successful team. To receive from society one must give. What are most motivating factors that drive you? I am driven by the need to empower all to grow and use their talents for selves and others. We live in a social environment and depend on each other. I abhor bullies and those who use positions of power to downgrade others using various forms of discrimination to achieve their aims. I believe that there needs to be equality in the use of resources, truth and responsibility by Government. One that draws people together, as only a common consensus will, overcomes the waves of change that threaten to overwhelm us all. What issues are the most important in respect to those living within the Rangitikei? Rangitikei is a cross-section. Solve our problems here and you solve the problems of the nation the main problem is the cost of living, but there are many problems -- housing, jobs, commodity prices, fluctuating exchange, environment, economy, taxation, shrinking rural towns. How long have you been a member of your party and what is your experience in national politics? A complete independent, believe in the collective wis- dom of all. In the 1960s I joined the Labour Party, the best option then. I worked at all levels regionally and sought election in 1981, holding the vote in a three-way split. I withdrew when Lange became leader. Now I stand as an Independent and have the opportunity to be effective in our Parliament and grow and develop a booming Rangitikei.
November 24th 2011