Standing for Kaipātiki Local Board
Kaipātiki is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I am standing for Kaipātiki Local Board to help protect what we love, to problem-solve and get things done, and to ensure we get the services and facilities that our growing community needs for the future.
I have been proud to call Beach Haven my home since immigrating from the UK in 2010. Kaipātiki is an awesome place to live. We're blessed with incredible kauri reserves, playgrounds that kids love, fantastic cafes, heritage, community spirit... all within a stone's throw of the CBD and the rest of the Shore.
I have been a leading physics teacher both in the UK and at Kristin School in Albany. I enjoy working with young people and I believe it is important to engage with youth to help shape Kaipātiki for the future. Currently I am a qualified driving instructor and I enjoy teaching driving skills and helping learners become safe and courteous drivers. I am keen to improve road safety in our community and ensure that we continue to improve transport options so we can drive, bike, scooter, bus or walk safely and effectively in Kaipātiki.
My wife and I have two young children at daycare in Birkdale and at St Mary's School Northcote. My oldest has been a member of Beach Haven Scouts for a year and loves the experience whether at the wharf or in the scout den. A core role of the local board is to support community organisations, recognising the good work they do for wellbeing in our community and I would strive to ensure that community groups get the support they need.
I have experience as a local councillor in England and I am currently a volunteer street contact for North Shore Neighbourhood Support, and I volunteer at Beach Haven Scouts and St Mary's School.
With my background in science, I inherently rely on solid-evidence and getting the big picture before making decisions. I am diligent and solution-focused so you can trust I will get the job done. I look forward to Working for Kaipātiki.