IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE – VOTE ROSS MEURANT FOR MAYOR – 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
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For the past 10 years I have visited Gisborne twice monthly and together with local tradies have taken the Old Post Office from a derelict edifice with 4 tenants to a fully earthquake-compliant hub of commercial activity with 40 tenants. During this time, I have also watched Gisborne atrophy. It’s as if a handbrake has been applied. … Read More
ENVIRONMENT! Now that’s a contentious topic, but as divisive as it can be, consistent with my approach to issues; I WILL NOT AVOID IT OR SIT ON THE FENCE.
A comprehensive contribution I made to environmental protection,…. Read More
If there is one issue which keeps coming to the fore, as I make my way through the labyrinth of campaigning for the Mayoralty, it is the Eastland
Community Trust and its commercial arm, Eastland Group Limited. Overwhelmingly, feedback I receive delivers a strong message….. Read More
I have made it clear that my focus as Mayor will be to GET GISBORNE MOVING. A core policy has been to improve transportation infrastructure including:
1. A second air carrier to Gisborne to provide competitive pricing and increase tourists…. Read More
For the past 10 years, my association with Gisborne and the East Coast, has been as trustee and managing director of absentee Russianowned assets.
For the record, the $5 million the Russians have spent over this period, tending their forestry block and upgrading the Old Post Office… Read More
They are the biggest earners for the district and their success filters through to the townies.
They need infrastructure which ensures competitive prices, to freight their products to market where their profit margin benefits.
Infrastructure is a local government obligation and a goal for me as Mayor… Read More
The output, of farmers and growers, is the mainstay of this region. Farmers and horticulture deserve more support.
My quest is to deliver this with enhanced infrastructure in rail and access to the region…” Read More
MAYORAL candidate Ross Meurant has responded to a reader posting on social media a New Zealand Herald article from 2002 about a court case involving an assault conviction.
The post was made in the comment section of the online Gisborne Herald story of his announcing his candidacy yesterday…” Read More
The contest to be Gisborne’s next mayor has heated up somewhat with the injection of former police officer (1966-87), Member of Parliament (1987-96), political lobbyist and businessman Ross Meurant into the race this week….” Read More
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To address these obstacles to future economic and commercial expansion of Tairawhiti industries, my goal would be to re-introduce a second air transport provider and reinstate the rail link to Hawkes Bay and Gisborne Ports and to expand Port Gisborne. Competition benefits the user!