Tēnā Koutou katoa.
Ko Jon Turner taku ingoa. I have been a Mount Roskill local for 23 years, attending local schools and working in the area as a landscape gardener in my early adult years. My family has a close connection with the area – my Great, Great Uncle was a member of the Mt Roskill Borough Council and my parents have been scout and cub leaders for over 20 years.
I now work as a teacher and I am excited to run with Roskill Community Voice to help make Puketāpapa and the wider Tamaki Makaurau area a great place to live for the tamariki I teach.
Spending – perhaps too much – of my formative years involved with scouting invested me with a love of the outdoors and giving back to the community. I am a volunteer soccer and debating coach, have paced a number of half marathons and am often out trapping along the Waikowhai coastline with Conservation Volunteers and assisting community groups with weeding.
I am interested in protecting and enhancing our environment, improving public transport, improving walking and cycling safety, and ensuring our diverse local community has a voice that is heard by the council.
I look forward to working with Roskill Community Voice in our mission to ensure Puketāpapa continues to thrive.