Sayers Does It Again!

8 October. Mahurangi Matters. Rodney’s representative on Auckland Council Greg Sayers says he is looking forward to working with the provisionally-elected Mayor Wayne Brown.

When voting closed at noon today, Sayers had a comfortable lead (9750 votes) over his nearest rival Beth Houlbrooke (3983).

A short time ago, Sayers thanked the voters of Rodney for their continued support and faith in electing him for a third term.

“It’s a privilege to represent Rodney,” he said.

He is looking forward to catching up with Brown next week and high on the agenda for their meeting will be the state of Rodney’s roads.

“I brought Wayne up here just after he announced that he was running for Mayor,” Sayers said.

“We drove around looking at the unsealed roads. He already has an understanding of the engineering behind the roading network from his years in the Far North.

“He talked about the different methodology that Far North used and said he would be keen to work with me and the Local Board to see if it could be implemented in Rodney.”

Sayers said he is optimistic that with a new Mayor and Council, he might be able to get some traction with his efforts to put an end to Council’s wasteful spending, streamline processes, cut red tape and get Council back to core business.

He said he would continue to lobby for a fair and equitable distribution of rates.

“While Warkworth has benefited from Council’s spending on big ticket items like the Matakana link road and the new wastewater treatment plant, rural areas are still not getting their fair share of the rates spend.”

On preliminary results, the other Rodney Ward candidates polled as follows: Rob Ryan 1013, Anne Perratt 693, and Hannah North 673.