Local body elections have begun…

“….. environmental activist and school teacher Sarah Roberts made good on her promise to stand for the Taranaki Regional Council and will also bring a bit of spice to the usually staid regional election campaigns”.

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“I think I have already made a difference and continue to make that difference,” Ms Roberts said ”I think I am putting forward that the environment is the heart of the matter and we have to get it right”.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/9053828/Surprises-aplenty-in-nominations