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YOUR COMMUNITY - YOUR CHOICE local body elections 2013
TAWERA SUBDIVISION: 3 CANDIDATES, 2 SEATS
Kerry Pauling: I have been heavily
involved in the community for the
28 years I have lived and worked
in the area and been active in
many community groups. Married
with two boys, I have been
involved with the Sheffield and
Darfield rugby clubs, Coalgate Fire
Brigade, Springfield Domain
Board, Malvern Collie Club and
the Malvern A&P Association.
Bob Mugford: I am a current
member of the Malvern
Community Board and have
lived in the area for nearly 40
years. I work for several other
committees within the local
community and want to bring a
closer relationship with
community boards and township
committees with council.
Bill Frost: My wife Vicky and I have
lived in Coalgate for 23 years. I
have had a 43 year career in the
transport industry and we have
our own business supporting the
industry. For the last 15, I have
been heavily involved in our local
community and feel very proud of
what we have achieved.
Four candidates are vying for two positions representing the Malvern ward on the Selwyn District
Council. Voting papers will be sent from September 20 and voting closes October 12. Candidates
tell you below why you should vote for them.
John Morten: I have enjoyed
the privilege of being your
councillor for the last nine
years. I am committed to
continuing to represent and
advocate on your behalf on the
issues affecting Malvern. I am
proven in facilitating positive
outcomes for individuals and
communities and welcome the
opportunity to work with you
and for you over the next three
Sam Broughton: I have been
your councillor for the Malvern
ward for the past three years
and am asking for your support
to continue as councillor and
become our mayor. I live with
my wife Liz on our family farm
near Darfield. I enjoy working
with people to create good
family and community
outcomes. I think the council
can do better.
Bob Mugford: I have had an
association with Malvern for
nearly 40 years, and I am
already working for our
community on the community
board and several other
committees. I am committed
to making Malvern's voice
heard at council. I consider
myself to being practical, easy
to communicate with and not
Bill Woods: Voting for Bill
Woods, the people's
champion, benefits everyone
in Malvern, due to my
unequalled proven record of
listening, understanding and
helping people when others
fail. I am a practical person
who built the donut at
Springfield, the Darfield St
John's Ambulance garage and
championed the extension to
the museum at Glentunnel.
WATER QUALITY is shaping as a contentious election
issue in the Malvern ward of the Selwyn District Council.
Four candidates are chasing two Malvern ward positions
on the council table. Incumbent councillor Sam Broughton
ranks water as the most important issue for the ward.
A number of water supplies have difficulty providing
safe drinking water at quantities required for new growth.''
Roading is another important issue for the ward, he said.
The government has reduced its help to maintain our
roads and there will be pressure to increase our rates to
cover this shortfall. In the meantime our sealed and gravel
roads get worse.''
Another incumbent councillor, John Morten, said main-
tenance of roading, supply and quality of water and afford-
able reticulated sewerage are major issues affecting Mal-
vern -- along with ensuring support for our changing
Bob Mugford said the biggest problem that we have in
some of our towns is maintaining a constant safe water
supply''. Another problem for the new council will be the
maintenance of roads, especially in rural areas, he said.
Bill Woods said volunteers of the community committees
are most important.
They need to be encouraged and supported. At the
moment they feel ignored or treated with contempt for
criticising the performance of council.''
Hawkins subdivison: Only three nominations -- Jenny
Gallagher, Mary Ireland and Judith Pascoe -- were
received for the three positions representing the Hawera
subdivision on the Malvern Community Board.
Lincoln High rocks up at Voices
By MATHEW KERMEEN
TOP of the POPS:
Lincoln High School
choir Pops performing
at the Voices of
LINCOLN HIGH School's choir is on
a high after winning best pop rock
song at the Voices of Canterbury
Thirty students were involved
in the Pops choir and the newly for-
med Creme Burlee band, which
accompanied the choir.
During the day, the students
attended workshops on various ele-
ments of pop singing before hitting
the stage to perform three songs
The choir performed Let It Be
Easy, by New Zealand artists Jed
Parsons and Hera, Rolling In The
Deep by Adele and Breaking Free
from the musical production, High
The students enjoyed the event
and gained valuable experience from
the workshop and the performance.
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