Horowhenua campaign heats up this week

Local body election candidate meetings in Horowhenua are heating up –0 with a Horowhenua Greypower meeting, and a joint meeting by Ratepayer and Residents Association and Water and Environmental Care, first out of the starting blocks.

Eligible voters get a one-in-three year chance to decide who they want to represent them on Horowhenua District Council.

And they are voting for two representatives on Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council, and representatives on the MidCentral District Health Board too.

Greypower leads the way

#Leading the pack out of the blocks is Horowhenua Greypower who invited candidates to speak at a public meeting this Friday, August 23, at the Levin Cosmopolitan Club at 1.30pm.

The letter from Horowhenua Greypower president Terry Hemmingsen to candidates asks, “how you can assist in providing a fairer, more equitable distribution of the ‘rate-take’ for our older citizens.”

Mr Hemmingsen is also a candidate for the Levin Ward of Horowhenua District Council.

The intention of the public meeting is to ask the candidates questions about (a) what they have to offer (b) how they would represent “the older members” of the district, (c) solutions to the impacts flooding in the district is having on residents’ lives and (d) solutions for Lake Horowhenua.

Environment a hot topic

Also hoping to hear from candidates about their views on the environment – a hot topic in its own right locally, nationally and globally – will be members of the public who attend a candidates meeting organised by Horowhenua Ratepayer and Residents Association and Water and Environmental Care.

The ratepayer and water care group are holding a “Public Campaign” meeting on the environment at St Mary’s Church on the cormer of Manchester & Cambridge Street, Levin on Sunday, August 25, at 2.30pm.

Keep a look out on Facebook too as more and more candidate’s harness social media platforms to send out Facebook invites, some even promising free food and a hot drink too!

Donald Duck meetings

Such as Sam Fergusson who is running for a seat as Horowhenua representative on Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council.

He is holding two “Street Corner Meeting’s” including one on Saturday 24 August at 2pm and one on Sunday 25 August at 11am at Jubilee Park (Donald Duck Park) in Bath Street, Levin.

So, the challenge has been laid down candidates! Can you beat an offer of free food and a hot drink!

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