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I am the Principal of Puketaha school with a masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Waikato.
The last few months has rocked our equilibrium and as a result we have a unique opportunity to ensure that the Wel Energy Trust really delivers on the needs and aspirations of our community. It requires both a strategic approach and strong moral compass to achieve positive, tangible outcomes for our customers and region. I bring experience, Independence and can collaborate with anyone to drive such results in a fair and equitable manner.
Born, raised and educated in Hamilton, this place is home to my family, which includes my wife and two boys (11 and 9).
The many families I interact with daily provide me inspiration and energy to join a board that will be driven to support the Waikato Region's prosperity.
The Government has thrown $124 million at reducing the country’s growing waste pile, but not everyone agrees that’s enough.
Local Government NZ says the funding should be matched with a “strategic waste plan”, with the goal for New Zealand to be able to process its own waste onshore.
In the last decade, the amount of waste at council landfills has increased by 48 per cent.
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17.1% Yes, more money and time is better spent elsewhere17.1% Complete
82.9% No, NZ's waste and recycling system needs more focus82.9% Complete
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I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.