Wellington Regional Council needs culture change and new ideas. The bus meltdown shows how out of touch it’s become. We need a mix of ages around the council table and renters as well as homeowners. We need a council that listens and represents us all.
Wellington has all the ingredients to be the most liveable 21st century city - the nature capital of the world. Guided by mātauranga Māori, we can lead by example with agenda-setting climate and biodiversity action. But we need to get serious about change.
I’m an effective leader with a proven track record of international success as a humanitarian campaigner. I played a leading role in the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. I now work on social enterprise and student development at Massey University in Wellington. I’m ready to serve our city and our region with energy, fresh thinking and dedicated leadership.
This is not the time for tweaking around the edges. We need a positive vision for the future of Wellington and a plan to get there. With your support I’ll prioritise serious action on transport, climate and water.
My commitments are:
- a reliable, affordable, electric bus service
- a fair deal that values drivers with decent pay and conditions
- a modern light rail network through the city
- climate action at the heart of all council decisions
- a citizens “Climate Assembly” for locals to drive regional climate policy
- healthy, protected rivers, streams and wetlands
- a moratorium on extractive water bottling
- a “blue belt” for marine conservation around Wellington’s coast.