early retirement from the University of Otago, where I held a number
of senior academic positions, I have centred my activities in the
Waikouaiti area. My wife, Sue, and I have a small holding in Merton,
where we grow fruit, nuts, vegetables and timber trees. I am a board
member of Dunedin Rural Development and co-chair of River-Estuary Care
I believe that the Waikouaiti Coast Community Board has a vital role
to play in the preservation and promotion of the unique character and
values of the communities it serves. I am convinced that the future of
our region will rely on appropriate and sustainable development of
local enterprises. If elected, I would strive to ensure that the Board
operates in an open and responsive manner and deals promptly with the
concerns of local citizens.
by Andy Barratt
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