#nzpol Damian Light: Let’s Talk Local has recently had it’s 1st Birthday. How has it changed you and your view of the local area?

I can’t  believe it’s been a year already!

It’s a great opportunity to engage on local issues and with local people. Obviously it’s about the local politicians (and the hopefuls) but for me it’s more about the people of Kaipātiki connecting with them.

The questions that get asked are fantastic – such a wide variety of questions which makes it really interesting to respond and see the responses. It also shows the diverse nature of the community and their interests.

It’s made me appreciate the people of my local community more and also makes me more confident about their desire to be engaged in good government (at all levels).

-Damian Light, United Future