Sorcha Ruth grew up in Paekākāriki and is looking to give back to the community that raised her as she stands for a seat on the Paekākāriki Community Board.
“I whakapapa to Ireland, and grew up in our beautiful Paekākāriki Village.
“I love our close, vibrant, diverse community, nestled between mountains and sea, and because of all that Paekākāriki has given me, I want to now give back through being on the board,” says Sorcha.
“I have experience on my school board and with various community climate groups, and I’m currently studying environmental studies. I also worked in our pub, where I connected with many of you – an experience I hope to enjoy again as board member.”
Sorcha says she wants to support the initiatives and projects being done, to bring the community together, and to ensure a focus on protecting the wellbeing of our whenua. “I bring a youth, future-focused, environmentally minded voice, with strong commitment and energy. I would be honoured to work with our incredible community; let’s get started.”