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The last post- a letter to my supporters

October 10, 2013

The last post- or least the last post before the election!

Before I continue I’d just like to say that I appreciate all the comments on the site and also all the feedback I’ve received privately. Your  insights are valuable. Your support has been much appreciated.

The challenge for me as a Green, is that its not enough to identify the problems- most of us are  only too aware of them. The challenge is to come up with workable and believable solutions,  to  articulate them clearly enough to gather widespread support, and then to break them into smaller plans that can be easily implemented. This applies whether it is making a difference to our cycling infrastructure, to getting healthier more affordable housing, or to getting our local economy in better shape.

We also need to challenge the motivations of some of our leadership and the growing worship of the market and the dollar.

I’ve  realised (and maybe most of you have as well)  its not money that makes things happen, its people! (even if its money that may motivate them)

And its not money that makes people happy, its people! (even if we need some money to live)- along with great communities, a healthy environment and a basic faith in the  goodness of the world.

It would be a privilege to serve as a Councillor for our wonderful city- and maybe that will happen. But even if it doesn’t, I will continue to work where and as I can to make a positive difference to my country, my city , my own local community and of course my hugely supportive and wonderful family…

Helen's wedding

Arohanui to you all,

Sarah

PS The site will continue…although you will see it change very shortly to be non-political to comply with electoral law

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