Mt Roskill warriors step forward

The Roskill Community Voice, a brand operated under City Vision, endorsed by Labour, Greens and Independents, has announced the following candidates for the Local Board of Puketapapa (Mt Roskill) in the election scheduled to be held on October 12, 2013.

The picture appearing here shows the candidates (from left to right) in the order of their brief profile below

Julie Fairey is a current member of the Puketapapa Local Board. He helped to establish the Puketapapa Garden Web to support Mt Roskill’s community gardens. She has a strong interest in helping advocate for our area’s needs, in particular, better access to community funding and public input to Council decision-making.

Harry Doig has been involved with community development for a number of years – the last two in Puketapapa/Mt Roskill. He believes that Puketapapa residents should have a greater say in how their community works and believes that the Local Board is a great way for residents to have their say.

Michael Wood is a father of two children from Roskill South. Michael is a sitting member of the Puketapapa Local Board, and has wide involvement and experience in a range of community groups. He is a passionate supporter of Roskill’s parks and heritage, and believes that it is time for Roskill to receive a fairer share of Council resources

Garth Houltham is a father of one son, and has resided in Hillsborough for sixteen years. He is committed to protecting the heritage of Roskill, improving public transport and getting a fairer deal for Roskill residents.

Shail Kaushal is City Vision’s youngest candidate and brings with him fresh thinking, new ideas about leadership, and great energy. He is also committed to being a voice for Mt Roskill’s diverse ethnic communities. A graduate from Mt Roskill Intermediate and Grammar, he is passionate about sustainability, giving youth a fair go, putting families first and developing safer communities with better resourcing for Roskill.

David Holm has lived in the Puketapapa Board area since 1970 and sees it as a great place to bring up a family. He is keen that the Board should be involved in the community in initiatives to provide local employment, reduce congestion and plan for livable housing and recreation facilities.

Further information about the Roskill Community Voice team can be obtained on (09) 6209257. Email:

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