We are now at Alert Level 2 (Auckland is at Alert Level Three) until Sunday 7 March. 

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Jude Battson

Jude Battson

Wānaka Community Board member

I have been involved with paid and voluntary work in the Upper Clutha region since 1976.  I was elected to the Wānaka Community board in 1998, and became a driving force establishing Wānaka Wastebusters, and participated in various activities supporting schools, clubs and groups and communities.  Advocacy, support, and engaging with the community to achieve sensible outcomes is what I am about, with significance given to our environment. It can't speak.  It relies on us to realise its sensitivity.  In return, we can live with integrity and vitality. 

I have raised my family in Makarora, Barn Bay, and Lake Hāwea.  I enjoy being a grandma, a motorbike rider, kitesurfer, and marriage celebrant.  Being involved in local politics is paramount to who I am.

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