Welcome to Future West

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Future West has formed to make sure West Aucklanders get the best possible outcome from the ‘Super’ city mess. The coalition’s goal is to get strong, progressive local people elected, so the Waitakere way is kept alive in the new, amalgamated structure. The coalition backs community-power and keeping community assets like libraries, pools and water in community control. It wants safer streets, local jobs, better public transport and to see the Eco-City values spread across the region. It also supports Maori representation on Council.

Future West will co-ordinate, support and fundraise for a group of candidates that share these values and invites applications from people interested in standing in the Waitakere and Whau wards for Council, the Local Boards, Health Board and Licensing Trust seats this year. The coalition will be working with the City Vision team to select the best possible candidates for the Whau Ward.

Future West is also asking for volunteers to fundraise, deliver leaflets or display signs. People from all walks of life, all ages and all ethnicities are warmly invited to seek support as candidates or to get involved in the campaign.

The coalition includes independent West Auckland community groups and is supported by both the Green Party and the Labour Party. The first ‘Super’ City elections will be held in October this year and will be crucial in determining the future West Aucklanders enjoy.

For more information, to lodge a nomination or to volunteer contact:

Mels Barton on 021 213 7779 or mels@wombatsenvironmental.co.nz
Tony Dunn on 021 812 840 or tony.dunn@greens.org.nz
Or Greg Presland on 021 998 411 or walaw@paradise.net.nz

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  1. Indian says:

    I have a question, it talks about vournteeling and I was wondering what I could volunteer for. Because I had always wanted to help in some way, anyway at all that there is. Besides, if I’m going to be a marine biologist someday (hopefully) I’m going to need to know a thing or two about sharks and saving them.

    1. Greg Presland says:

      Hi Indian. Contact me at greg@gregpresland.com with your details and I will be in touch.

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