Craig SandersChairperson

I am a Te Awamutu resident who is an advocate for increasing home efficiency. I want to continue initiatives such as promoting use of energy efficient light bulbs, housing insulation and solar energy.

We are entering a new era in electricity distribution so we need to ensure our network can handle the increased demand for electric vehicles and other emerging technologies. Yet we must make sure that our farmers can milk their cows at the same time.

I strongly support retention of the existing Trust ownership structure and encourage the return of benefits to our beneficiaries. We should stay consumer not government owned. I am an experienced leader, company director, trustee and business owner with a passion for developing the Waipa and wider community.

In summary we want a Power Lines Company that when we flick the switch the lights turn on.

We look forward to doing great things for you throughout our waipa community.