We asked the Council candidates 20 questions. Here are links to their responses.
TRA welcomes feedback from the public on our draft submission for the GDC Representation Review.
ECT funds community grants and regional development by overcharging its beneficiaries.
We see this project extremely beneficial to the community and the effect such a small gesture like this can have socially, environmentally and even economically for people is huge.
Our group also views the ‘Flag the Bag’ campaign as a change to put Te Tairāwhiti on the map for something positive, and to show the rest of the country some of the great things that happen here.
Should our electricity network profits of $9.6M last year, instead be channeled to support funding community infrastructure?
A clear priority list from council, with some completion dates, would go a long way to satisfying residents concerns.
Should we charge logging trucks a road toll of $0.30 to $0.50 per kilometer?
Should we revisit the option of asset sales?
Is forestry so important to our local economy that we continue to allow them to breach their consents and subsidise the cost of their roading?
Mayor Meng Foon has attended only forty percent of the Council and committee meetings.
GDC will soon be consulting on the transfer of these properties to Gisborne Holdings Ltd.