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Opinion Piece

On behalf of the members and board of Tourism Eastland we would like to congratulate our newly-elected Mayor Rehette Stoltz along with the 12 successfully-elected councillors. In addition, our thoughts go to all the candidates who missed out, all of whom also showed the skills and expertise that is required to be efficient on a local body council and represent the whole electorate.

Tourism Eastland will eagerly follow decisions by our new Mayor and councillors, especially concerning all aspects that relate to the important tourism industry in the region.

With the launch of Trust Tairawhiti — Takitapuwae last week and the success of the Tuia 250 commemorations, we hope that the council in conjunction with Trust Tairawhiti continues to build upon Dual Heritage — Shared Future.

The whole community needs to work together to develop our region not only for today but for future generations to live, work, play and visit.

Kia kaha

Penny Shaw and Chris Savage

Tourism Eastland executive board co-presidents