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Page 9 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS FOR FINALISTS Pakuranga College singing duo Josh Naley and Sophie Bialostocki are one of the 10 acts in the Xtreme Talent Quest grand nal this Saturday. Page 3 Thursday, September 5, 2013 Vol 42, No 71 General 271 8000 Classi ed 271 8055 Delivery Enquiries 271 8014 Website www.times.co.nz 535 4190 WWW.GALBRAITHS.CO.NZ CONTACT US FOR ADVICE ON ALL LEGAL MATTERS Fencible Drive, Howick Village 100610 LAWYERS Go Cruising with Buffalo Luggage 2/239 Burswood Drive, East Tamaki Phone 272 9964 Open 10am -- 5pm Monday to Friday & 9.30am -- 1pm Saturday 206024 Est. 1972 MULTI AWARD WINNING NEWSPAPER INSIDE THE man who became the public face of an un- speakable tragedy feels he has even more to give to his community� Elim Christian College principal Murray Burton is campaigning for a seat on the Howick Local Board in the upcoming Auckland Council elections� He’s standing as an Inde- pendent candidate in the Howick subdivision� “It’s time for me to invest back into this incredible com- munity,” Mr Burton told the Times� “I want to lend my voice to decision making and contribute in any way I can� “Schools are communities in their own right, but they also interact with their wider community� “I’d like to extend my involvement beyond my school�” Mr Burton became known to New Zealanders in 2008, when six Elim Christian Col- lege pupils and their teacher died during a school trip to the Sir Edmund Hillary Out- door Pursuits Centre near Turangi� They were swept to their deaths by a fash food on April 15 while canyoning on the Mangatepopo River in Tongariro National Park� Mr Burton’s calm leader- ship in the face of the tragedy led to him being made a Mem- ber of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in a special honours list announced in April 2011, for services to the community� He was also named North and South magazine’s New Zealander of the year for 2009� The 55-year-old married father of three has led Elim Christian College for more than 10 years and says he’s excited about facing new challenges� “This is my frst foray into politics,” says Mr Burton� “As you get to know the environment and interact with a variety of issues, people come to know what you stand for� I’m keen to be part of the solution, not the problem�” Mr Burton is on a 10-week sabbatical from his role as principal and returns to the job in late October� He says he’d bring a number of skills to the new local board if elected� “I’m committed, caring and hard-working,” he says� “I want to ensure people’s voices are heard and under- stood� I offer an empathetic voice to the community�” Mr Burton believes the next local board needs to ensure it has a clear plan to work with its constituents to solve prob- lems that arise� “Its nine members need to determine for themselves their key roles and ambitions for the next three years,” he says� “They have to decide how they’ll work together with the community that’s helped to put them there� “We can understand the various issues, even if we can’t solve them all, and empower people to make a positive dif- ference in their street�” Mr Burton, who’s lived in Howick for 14 years, says one of his key strengths is his abil- ity to lead� “I’m an empathetic decision maker and I’ve gained leader- ship skills as a school princi- pal,” he says� “I bring a strong work ethic and want to work for the greater good, rather than the promotion of self�” The new local board should work together to avoid prob- lems that surfaced during this term, he says� “It was clear an internal problem took away from the good work it had been doing� “I’ve served on boards of trustees for many years and believe we can work together to maximise our strengths� My slogan is ‘where people matter’� “I know what it’s like to be a school principal and parent and I’ll bring a voice of reason to the new local board� “I can help to bring the community together�” Voters can contact Howick Local Board candidate Mur- ray Burton on phone 021-465- 090, email mrmurrayburton@ gmail�com� IN THE RING: Elim Christian College principal Murray Burton has put his name forward for the Howick Local Board in this September-October's Auckland Council poll. Times photo Wayne Martin "I'm keen to be part of the solution, not the problem." -- Murray Burton Candidate keen to lead 3Elections 2013 Your city, your votes A man declared 2009 New Zealander of the year is standing for the Howick Local Board, reports CHRIS HARROWELL.
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