8 Reasons Why We Are Voting For Sheldon Nesdale

To win this Tauranga City Council by-election which ends 1 May 2018

  1. Listens. Sheldon Nesdale has visited over 5800 homes in the Tauranga area to connect with residents and listen to their ideas and concerns
  2. Qualified. Sheldon has an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Waikato Uni
  3. Future. Sheldon has 3 young boys at home so he thinks about the future and the legacy we will leave behind
  4. Prepared. Sheldon has read thousands of pages of council documents already (his summaries and videos are on his website)
  5. Connected. Sheldon has interviewed 50+ national & local community leaders to understand their perspective and ideas
  6. Leader. You may recognise Sheldon’s name from the events he has brought here: TEDxTauranga, Tauranga StartUp Weekend, The Dry Dock Breakfast Club
  7. Action. Sheldon has a reputation for injecting fresh ideas, and taking action
  8. Solutions. He generates practical solutions to problems instead of complaining and blaming

Who do we need to represent us on Tauranga City Council?

I think we need someone who is passionate about families, who thinks about the future and the legacy we will leave behind.

Someone who cherishes our elders, and understands the value of our youth.

Who wants a council that provides excellent value for money, that is open, transparent, and inclusive.

Has business acumen, communication skills, and above all is a good listener.

Someone passionate enough to read thousands of pages of council documents, interview 50+ national & local community leaders, and visit over 5500 homes in the Tauranga area to connect with people and listen to their ideas and concerns.

Who is known for injecting fresh ideas, taking action, and leading teams to achieve remarkable results by setting ambitious goals and making relentless progress.

If these are the qualities you value, vote for Sheldon Nesdale.

I set a goal of visiting 4000 homes…

Today, I just wanted to share a milestone with you.

In May I set the goal of visiting 4000 homes in the Otumoetai/Pyes Pa ward before the election on 8 October 2016.

(The Otumoetai/Pyes Pa ward includes Matua, Pilans Point, Cherrywood, Bellevue, Otumoetai, Brookfield, Judea, Bethlehem and Pyes Pa).

On Tuesday night I visited home number 4,291. Continue reading

Solved: The Mystery Of The Midnight Doorbell

On Wednesday night I came across a shared driveway of 9 houses.

I had a good chat to a husband and wife and then visited their neighbours a few doors down, but found they were out.

As I was leaving that property, the first couple came out to see me again and said excitedly “You’ve just solved a mystery for us!”

“For a few months now our doorbell has been ringing in the middle of the night, which wakes us up, but we find no-one is outside and the sensor light hasn’t even turned on.

“But when you visited our neighbours just now, our doorbell rang at the same time you pushed their button, so they must be on the same signal!”

We had a good laugh about that. 🙂

strange-doorbell

Milestone: 1873 Matua Homes Visited (100%)

I’ve got a little story to tell you about a doorbell, but first, a quick update from me.

You may know by now that when I made up my mind to become a Tauranga City Councillor, I set a goal of visiting 4000 homes before the election in October.

It’s important to me to do this because I’m learning so much about what’s on people’s minds, what their ideas are for the city, what their concerns and worries are. This is valuable knowledge for me, and above all it’s really fun meeting people and hearing their stories.

I’m proud to announce that on Wednesday night I finished visiting EVERY house in Matua: All 1873 of them. Continue reading

What Can Happen When You Have 90 Minutes All To Yourself

I’ve just realised that I do my best thinking on planes.

And during my most recent flight, I made, what might be, one of the most important decisions of my life.

I had 90 minutes all to myself. No email. No phone calls. No wife. No kids. No wifi. No internet. No distractions.

I had just 2 choices.

  1. Read (Either the in-flight magazine, or whatever I had previously downloaded to my ebook reader)
  2. Think

I chose the latter.

Over the last few weeks I had compiled a list of all my fears, concerns, objections, worries that had been brought to my attention by friends, family and acquaintances. Continue reading

My Vision For Tauranga

Hi, my name is Sheldon Nesdale and in a moment I would like to share my vision for Tauranga with you.

If my vision resonates with you, I will ask for your help. I need your help to:

  1. Share the vision with your friends/family/neighbours/colleagues (the more people you share it with, the more chance it has of coming true)
  2. Vote for me (and encourage others to vote for me), at the 2016 Tauranga City Council elections on Saturday 8 October 2016

Before I tell you about my vision for Tauranga, I have a confession to make.

This is not my vision. It’s yours.

It didn’t come from me. It came from everyone I’ve talked to so far.

On the surface, they were talking about issues that were dear to them, but beneath the surface, I think this is what their hearts were trying to tell me. Continue reading