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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Privacy and views on 20 hectares
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120 Fergusson Street email@example.com Telephone 06 323 5544
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Home 06 323 7193
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Home 06 323 4753
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Situated on a sheltered elevated site, this home
enjoys commanding views across rolling
farmland and up to the mountain.
Extensively renovated with large living areas,
the home has a modern, comfortable style.
With a range of other buildings, it is well
subdivided and on the district water scheme.
Currently grazing heifers and previously used to
rear 600 calves.
School bus at the gate and only 10 minutes to
623 Tokorangi Road
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CHARLES TURNER A.N.Z.E.I
independent Candidate for Rangitikei
Mobile:022 046 3820
Aroha New Zealand www.charlesturner.co.nz
Authorised by Charles Turner 32a Manson st,
Seton for service
Grant Seton, Independent
Born in New Zealand,
I came to Rangitikei
electorate in 1975
I have 36 years
experience with elec-
torate challenges. I
have strong experi-
ence from public and
Resolving issues is
a strong ability I
have, for your benefit.
There are some
good people in parlia-
ment, but the parties
have turned many of
them into not very friendly and not practising New
Zealand laws -- laws that have taken a long time [and
many lives] to get to law.
Jobs (ideally with career paths), and roads and
transport -- prompt services are a must. Two and a
half hours to get to services is a regular complaint,
when 30 minutes to services and short waiting lists
is my goal, among many [goals].
More youth jobs a priority
Josie Pagani -- Labour Party
What attributes and experience
make you the right person to repre-
I ve spent my working life looking at
how to create jobs and grow communities.
I worked with Jim Anderton and for
Helen Clark when she was prime minis-
ter. I saw what could be achieved when
you have a government with a plan for
jobs, and the courage to act. I want to
bring that practical experience to
We need action and a plan for jobs. I
worked for the OECD on economic
development in some of poorest countries
in the world. The lesson was the same,
whether in Rangitikei or Ethiopia: we
must get young people working.
I grew up in a small community in the
country, and came back to New Zealand
so my kids could have a similar child-
That s why I m campaigning on a horse,
so I can make this election about rural
What are most motivating factors
which drive you?
Good governments make a difference.
The right policies make a difference.
I m motivated to stand up for that.
I m prepared to argue and win the
debate for a practical plan to back local
businesses, fund local research and devel-
opment, and train and upskill our young
Standing up for policies that create jobs
and opportunities in the regions is what
drives me to represent Rangitikei.
I believe politicians should have the
courage to argue their position in front of
voters, and listen and work with local
people to get the best policies. Then act on
those ideas. That s what I will do if I m
the next MP for Rangitikei.
What issues are the most important
in respect to those living within the
There aren t enough jobs in our towns.
People don t have choices. In Taumarunui
the only new jobs are at New World or
McDonald s. That s not enough.
Wood-processing mills are closing.
Prices at the supermarket and the petrol
pump have gone up four times faster than
wages since National came to power.
Local people in Marton are being asked
meat works. We re a low-wage, low-
productivity economy. We have to change
I want to see us play to our advantage
in this region. We produce some of the
best wool, meat and wood, but we ship too
much raw produce offshore.
Get the value from it here. Grow our
economy not someone else s. Labour will
help you pay your bills. The first $5000
you earn will be tax-free.
We ll take the GST off fruit and
How long have you been a member
of your party and what is your
experience in national politics?
I have been a member of the Labour
party for two years, although I was active
in Labour in my twenties.
I stood for Jim Anderton s Progressive
Party in the 2008 election, and have since
rejoined the Labour party.
Before that I worked in the Beehive as
a press secretary in Helen Clark s office
when she was prime minister.
I m proud to have helped run
campaigns that introduced paid parental
leave in New Zealand so mothers could
stay home with their babies, and four
weeks annual leave so that families could
have more time together.
I remember when we first decided to
campaign for a New Zealand-owned bank,
and every time I see a Kiwibank branch,
I tell myself what a difference politics can
National will sell our assets. I will con-
tinue to fight not to see our airline or our
power companies sold.
What attributes and
experience make you
the right person to rep-
I have wide experience
of life, worked in many
industries -- farming, mili-
tary (eight years RNZAF),
teaching, (all levels) and
abroad in Australia sell-
ing and taught oral Eng-
lish in China. A negotiator
and advocate for others,
served as a member of
NZEI, awarded associate
membership in 1981. I
believe a team working in consensus can achieve our
aims. Experienced organiser able to create and build a
successful team. To receive from society one must give.
What are most motivating factors that drive
I am driven by the need to empower all to grow and
use their talents for selves and others. We live in a
social environment and depend on each other. I abhor
bullies and those who use positions of power to
downgrade others using various forms of discrimination
to achieve their aims. I believe that there needs to be
equality in the use of resources, truth and responsibility
by Government. One that draws people together, as
only a common consensus will, overcomes the waves of
change that threaten to overwhelm us all.
What issues are the most important in respect
to those living within the Rangitikei?
Rangitikei is a cross-section. Solve our problems here
and you solve the problems of the nation the main
problem is the cost of living, but there are many
problems -- housing, jobs, commodity prices, fluctuating
exchange, environment, economy, taxation, shrinking
How long have you been a member of your
party and what is your experience in national
A complete independent, believe in the collective wis-
dom of all. In the 1960s I joined the Labour Party, the
best option then. I worked at all levels regionally and
sought election in 1981, holding the vote in a three-way
split. I withdrew when Lange became leader. Now I
stand as an Independent and have the opportunity to be
effective in our Parliament and grow and develop a
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