UPDATED SURVEYS AS AT 1 OCTOBER 2019. We surveyed candidates on their attitudes to issues facing the Western Bay Region, find out what they think:
“Closing the Gap” Tauranga, one of the area groups of Income Equality Aotearoa NZ Inc., has surveyed all candidates in the three local body elections to discover attitudes to some basic issues of the Western Bay region. We believe that this is important as income/wealth inequality, poverty , homelessness, affordable housing, and transport issues are serious problems in the Western Bay of Plenty. So it is vital to have local representatives who are sympathetic to these issues. The issues survey include attitudes to the “living wage”, provision of housing, free bus transport, incomes of staff at the local authorities, and attitudes to the “wellness” approach of central government.
A summary of the results will be published in the Tauranga Sun newspaper on Friday 20th September and the full results for each candidate who responded are available at https://www.sunlive.co.nz, https://bayonline.co.nz/closing-the-gap-2019-survey-summary-of-responses/, the Bay Waka special election edition, and on this website.
Click on the names below to see the responses from candidates prepared to share their thoughts on these issues with us. At the bottom is a fantastic summary of the responses with colourful pie graphs!
We hope we have made a contribution to the process of these elections. Enjoy finding out more about our prospective councillors.
Peter Malcolm – for Closing the Gap, Tauranga