I might be knocking on your door soon.
I have set a new goal of visiting 5000 more homes before this Tauranga City Council election finishes on 12 October 2019.
I start knocking next Friday in the Otumoetai/Pyes Pa ward (which includes Matua, Brookfield, Judea, Bethlehem and Tauriko).
This effort will bring my total to 12,000 homes visited since my first campaign 3 years ago in 2016.
I think the issues are very different this year than they were in 2016 (or in the 2017 by-election), so I need your help to learn what’s on peoples minds.
What are the issues?
What needs fixing?
Here’s what’s been brought to my attention in the past.
Reply using the comment box below or email me or call me to tell me what’s on your mind.
In the meantime, I just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for your encouragement. Thanks for your votes. Thanks for engaging with the city. Thanks for taking an interest in local body politics.
F.y.i. the key dates for this Tauranga City Council election are:
- 1 Jul 2019: Electoral Enrolment Centre campaign starts
- 19 Jul 2019: Nominations open for candidates
- 16 Aug 2019: Nominations close and electoral rolls close
- 20-25 Sep 2019: Voting papers delivered
- 12 Oct 2019: Polling day and declaration of preliminary results
- 17-23 Oct 2019: Official results declared
Candidate for Tauranga City Council
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Phone: (07) 575 8799
Mobile: 021 128 5046
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Hi, my name is Sheldon Nesdale and I am standing for election onto TECT.
I believe I have the skills and experience to be a very effective trustee and I’d love to serve you in this way.
Can I count on you to vote for me and help spread the word that I am the candidate others should vote for?
Q: “Why Should We Vote Sheldon Nesdale Onto TECT?”
For 9 reasons: Continue reading
Today, I just wanted to share a milestone with you.
3 weeks ago I set the goal of visiting 1000 homes before the byelection closes on 1 May 2018.
As of Tuesday night I have visited 1107 homes. Yay! Continue reading
To win this Tauranga City Council by-election which ends 1 May 2018
- Listens. Sheldon Nesdale has visited over 5800 homes in the Tauranga area to connect with residents and listen to their ideas and concerns
- Qualified. Sheldon has an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Waikato Uni
- Future. Sheldon has 3 young boys at home so he thinks about the future and the legacy we will leave behind
- Prepared. Sheldon has read thousands of pages of council documents already (his summaries and videos are on his website)
- Connected. Sheldon has interviewed 50+ national & local community leaders to understand their perspective and ideas
- Leader. You may recognise Sheldon’s name from the events he has brought here: TEDxTauranga, Tauranga StartUp Weekend, The Dry Dock Breakfast Club
- Action. Sheldon has a reputation for injecting fresh ideas, and taking action
- Solutions. He generates practical solutions to problems instead of complaining and blaming
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 think we need a family man who cherishes our elders, who understands and encourages our youth.
Someone who wants a council that provides excellent value for money, that is open, transparent, and inclusive.
Someone who has business acumen, communication skills, and above all is a good listener.
Someone who has prepared for the role by reading thousands of pages of council documents, interviewed dozens of experts, and has visited thousands of homes in Matua, Pilans Point, Cherrywood, Bureta, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Brookfield, Judea, Bethlehem and Pyes Pa.
Someone who has a proven track record of injecting fresh ideas, taking action, and leading teams to create extraordinary results by setting ambitious goals and taking steps forward.
That someone is me.
If these are the qualities you value, put me, Sheldon Nesdale on Tauranga City Council.
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
The countdown to the election has begun! I’m so excited 🙂
In just 12 weeks from now the whole thing is over on Saturday 8 October 2016.
I’m finishing off my nomination form today and thought you might be interested in a quick update from me:
#1. I’ve visited 3463 homes so far
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. 🙂
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