On behalf of the residents of the Gore District, I have much pleasure in welcoming you to the New Zealand Community Board’s annual conference.
Throughout New Zealand communities such as ours rely on people to step in the local government arena to work for a better future for all. Being a community board member is not a role envied by many, but it is an extremely important one to ensure small communities get the representation they deserve around their respective council tables.
As councils face increasing challenges and work to fulfill their obligations in terms of four well-beings – social, environmental, economic and cultural priority – it is vital people such as yourselves stand up for your towns.
While I appreciate you will be committed to conference activities during your time here, I guarantee it would be worth your while to have a look around our District. We are proud of the quality and variety of amenities we are able to offer, so I know you will not be disappointed.
In closing, I wish you an enjoyable and productive conference. Thank you again for choosing us as your host.
Gore District Council