John Freer

The Wharekaho Resident and Ratepayers Association had their annual meeting yesterday which was well attended and included the two mayoral candidates who have come forward and declared their intention to stand for Mayor. The meeting expressed frustration with slow progress on a number of issues impacting the area and the lack of response from Council, […]

Mayoral hopeful John Freer sees the need for substantial change for our Council and is already on the campaign trail to promote his ideas for a more inclusive, transparent and effective team-based approach. He is particularly engaged in rebuilding community links and developing greater involvement with local groups in the day-to-day activities of Council. He […]

For nearly 30 years a skatepark in Tairua has been the subject of intense discussion and debate. A situation that’s escalated with time, as the community has been unable to find agreement on a skatepark for an area with a growing population. In more recent times the campaigns have become intense with locals split, particularly […]

TCDC is scheduled to discuss the controversial Three Waters Proposal at its Council meeting tomorrow. Candidate for the TCDC Mayoralty, John Freer has today issued a media release saying that the Council should reject the Three Waters Reform because of a lack of information available and Mayor Sandra Goudie has come out in support of […]

It may still be 14 months out from the local body elections but we have a race on already for the mayoralty of  Thames Coromandel District Council with newcomer John Freer today announcing his intention to run for Mayor. He joins Whitianga local and previous contender, Len Salt in seeking the councils top job. Other [...]

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