Terry Sheldrake - Introduction

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Gisborne/Tairāwhiti is special to me. I have the energy. I am committed to serve as a Councillor, to help achieve positive change for our people and district.

For 19 years I was an elected board member of an Olympic sport, triathlon. I have extensive international board experience and offer strong governance qualities. My experience also spans finance and investment. I was also CEO for the Gisborne Chamber of Commerce.

I believe we must first get the fundamentals right: sewerage, water, footpaths. But I have a genuine interest across all issues. For example, future heavy transport movement options, including rail, environment and tourism.

I fully understand if my elected role will be to listen and be a voice of the people—to ensure things get done. I will be a team player. I strongly respect transparency and democracy.

My wife, Kathy, and I are proud to call this district home.