Sunday, September 18, 2016
Kia ora koutou,
I am seeking election to Environment Canterbury (ECAN) to make a positive contribution to our region, and in particular to support further work on protecting and enhancing our unique heritage, waterways and biodiversity.
I live in Halswell with my wife and our three children. We are active in our school community as well as many local sports teams. I have 20 years’ experience in the environmental planning space, including a long stint working for Te Rūnanga o Ngai Tahu, a lengthy stint at Landcare Research, and a short gig on secondment at CERA (I took away some important insights). I have been in my current role at an environment planning and design consultancy for the last three years.
I was an inaugural member of the CWMS Regional and Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committees, and am the current Co-Chair of Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management, and Post Graduate Certificates in Applied Science (Ecology) and Social Science. With your support, it is my hope that we can continue to progress our recovery and rebuild, while enhancing our special waterways, unique heritage and indigenous biodiversity.
Support a Halswell local onto ECAN and remember to vote!
Cheers and thanks, Craig.