Lorraine Wilson portrait photoVoting closes tomorrow in the Portage Licensing Trust by-election. You have until midday on 11 February to vote.

It is now too late to post your vote. Completed voting documents can be  hand delivered to a ballot box at one of the following locations:

  • Electoral Office, Election Services, Level 2, 198 Federal Street, Auckland;
  • Auckland Council Henderson Service Centre, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson.

For more information please contact: the Electoral Office, Portage Licensing Trust and Waitakere Licensing Trust, telephone 973 5212.

Introducing our candidate Lorraine Wilson

 Hi my name is Lorraine Wilson. I am standing with City Vision, a team of Labour, Green, and community independents that have been working hard in communities across Auckland for many years.

The Portage Trust area has been my home for most of my life. I attended Avondale College when I was younger, and raised four daughters in Blockhouse Bay, where I still live. I care about our community, and that’s why I’ve put my hand up to get involved over the last x decades, serving several years on the old Avondale Community Board. I have also been on the Portage Trust for over twenty years, from 1992 until 2013, and I was Vice-President for several terms.

In October I missed out on re-election by only 9 votes, which shows that every vote really does count!

During my tenure so far, we have ensured responsible provision of alcohol and gaming in our community, upgraded community facilities, and provided jobs and careers for young people. But my work is not done. I still have much to do and much to contribute, and I need your help.

If re-elected, I plan to continue my work to:

  • Bring sound financial management through the Trust Board.
  • Ensure social responsibility in operating liquor and pokie venues
  • Work to increase returns to community organisations
  • Maximise benefits for local people through job and career opportunities

Vote for social responsibility. Vote for experience. Vote for a proven track record of serving out community.

Please vote for me, Lorraine Wilson, City Vision, for the Portage Licensing Trust – Auckland Ward.

Portage Licensing Trust (covering Glendene, Kelston, Glen Eden, Kaurilands, Titirangi, Laingholm, Parau, Cornwallis, Huia, Little Huia, Whatipu, Green Bay, New Lynn, Avondale, Waterview, Blockhouse Bay, New Windsor and Owairaka west of Richardson and Boundary roads).