Elections > 2010

Candidate Endorsements 2010

The information used to assess candidates included their returned questionnaires and other publicly available information. The candidates were assessed according to our criteria and all completed questionnaires are available. We only assessed candidates who engaged with our assessment process by completing a questionnaire.



Sustainable Waikato is pleased to endorse the following candidates who have rated well against our assessment criteria:

ENVIRONMENT WAIKATO

Guy Sowry (Hamilton)
Jane Lawrence (Hamilton)
Laurie Burdett (Taupo)
Lois Livingston (Hamilton)
Paula Southgate (Hamilton)
Stuart Kneebone (Waipa/King Country)

HAMILTON CITY MAYOR

Bob Simcock
Julie Hardaker

HAMILTON CITY EAST WARD

Daphne Bell
Denise Harding
Clare Kowalewski
Gordon Chesterman
Mark Servian
Peter Bos
Pippa Mahood

HAMILTON CITY WEST WARD

Dave Macpherson
Ewan Wilson
John Gower
Maria Westphal
Martin Gallagher
Sharyn Cawood


Assessment of candidates
When it came time to decide how to assess the candidates on a fair and rigorous basis, three teams were convened. One was charged with establishing the assessment template for candidates and developing the attributes. A second group compiled dossiers on the candidates and prepared the questionnaires. The third group arranged publicity and promotional activities and corresponded with candidates. All candidates for Hamilton City Council and Environment Waikato were invited to complete our questionnaire and therefore to engage with our assessment process. An assessment panel of seven people was drawn from the wider group.

Read the candidates’ responses to our questionnaire:
All questionnaire responses

Download the assessment criteria and candidate questionnaires:
Assessment criteria
Environment Waikato candidate questionnaire
Hamilton City Council candidate questionnaire