ShaneMy principal place of residence is in the Ellesmere Ward area.

Kia ora my name is Shane Epiha,

I am a father of 5 aged between 17 years and 5 months old. We moved back to Aotearoa 2 years ago from Australia. We love the area and now call Leeston our home.

My intentions for running in the local body elections is to be a voice for the community.

To create opportunities of employment for our Rangatahi (young leaders)

To work with rural and urban businesses to develop pathways into our primary industries.

To educate safe road practises with the involvement of Transport Associations of which I am currently a committee member of.

I care for our community development and the welfare of those living within it.

I hope to work alongside the great team of councillors in the area and learn from those who have laid the path for me.

Nga Mihi.