I’m a passionate supporter of the Arts and avid supporter of the Hawkes Bay Opera House as it’s a national treasure and therefore it deserves significant funding from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.
We want to attract more people to live in Hawke’s Bay and Hastings. To do that we must keep council rates below inflation.
Economic growth brings jobs to Hawke’s Bay, not just for breadwinners but smart planning also brings jobs for the youth. It’s great if we can keep our young people here in Hastings and Hawke’s Bay.
This water issue has become the ‘million dollar mistake’ and we ratepayers are paying for it. 700k and climbing.