Allan Taylor, Everest Street, Khandallah (September 2016)
“Over the last 12 months, Diane has demonstrated her undoubted qualities of leadership and commitment to the community. During this time Diane has established respected and valued working relationships with councillors, council officers and other resident associations. Her sound judgement, intellect and thoughtful viewpoint are qualities that we need on Council.
I commend Diane to you as a person who is deeply committed to the interests of all residents. Her own long-term residency here on the Onslow side of the ward is of material significance to her ability to represent us very well. She will get my #1 vote”
Christine Mitchell, Khandallah (September 2016)
Diane will be getting my vote for the Wellington City Council. Why?
She has been our neighbour for 16 years and, in that time, has shown, in many different ways, her capabilities.
There is no froth or bubble with Diane. She is honest and works hard. She approaches a task in a calm thoughtful way, watching the details, but always keeping in mind the big picture.
Her appraisal of any situation is always fair and balanced and her suggestions, when problem solving, are carefully considered.
Diane is passionate about her community and has demonstrated this by becoming more and more involved. Now she is standing for Council I, for one, will be giving her my Number One vote.
Vicki Greco, Island Bay (August 2016)
“I met Diane late last year when she got in touch to talk about Council proposals for medium density housing in our suburbs. Like us she was concerned about the lack of information and genuine engagement with the community; and “fait accompli’ plans from Council. Earlier this year, her local community were also faced with an ‘Island Bay” cycleway on Hutt Rd. I know she has worked hard at representing the issues and advocating well for her local community on both matters. Diane has also liaised with us and developed a good inter-community relationship, that I’m sure will continue.
I support Diane in her standing for Council in her local ward of Onslow-Western as we need more representatives that will champion, early on, listening to and getting the appropriate communities involved.”
Jane Byrne, Island Bay (August 2016)
“I have got to know Diane through her work with the Khandallah Residents Group and her own advocacy around medium density housing and cycleway impacts in our suburbs. Diane has spoken out clearly and strongly about Council’s need to significantly improve community engagement, transparency and governance processes. These issues are close to the core of the matter that we face in Island Bay around our cycleway. Diane has shared with and supported our challenge and I know she will effectively work with her Council colleagues if elected to the Onslow-Western ward.
Diane will make a great Councillor for her ward and city.”