Hi, I’m Tim Robinson & I’m standing for Whangarei District Council in the Okara ward this election.
As a passionate Northlander, I see the council as the enabler of success in our district, for individuals, community organisations, and businesses.
As an experienced trustee & company director, having spent over 30 years in the corporate ICT sector whilst owning and operating small businesses, I’ve decided that the time is right for me to put my actions where my words have been, and make a difference for the region that I love, and the region that I want to be the place of choice for my children & grandchildren.
Along with my wife Sandy, we proudly own Bernina Northland, a thriving retail and community hub in the CBD, where creativity is unleashed and inspirations are discovered. I understand the challenges and roadblocks that small businesses face on a daily basis, and I want to get on the solution side of those challenges! As the slogan says, I love it here, and I want to make it even better.
I bring proven governance experience, having been on the board of the Northland Chamber of Commerce where I have served for over 15 years including a term as President, providing effective governance for the Chamber’s strategic activities.
I’ve also served as a past board chair at WBHS where I oversaw greatly improved student achievement, consistently high rolls and the sign-off of a $50m+ school rebuilding project.
If I am elected, my promise is to work with my constituency to achieve the following:
Be fully engaged in the activities of the council on behalf of the Okara ward and the wider community
Build strong and positive relationships with stakeholders
Bring objective and well-informed debate to important issues
Focus on fair and equitable policy-making and principles of good governance
Make council business my priority and serve the district to the best of my ability
But I can’t do this on my own. I’d love you to join me on this journey. You can help me by sharing your stories and experiences of dealing with council, and, more importantly, your aspirations for our district going forward.