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Karl Herman

Southland horticulturist Karl Herman is from a strong engrained sheep farming family in Kennington, but many people may know him better for his passion towards rock n roll dancing.

That passion he brings to the dance floor will also hold him in good stead as an Invercargill City councillor, having the dynamics, positivity and energy to help turn this council around.

Married with five children, Karl has been the president of the Invercargill Rock n Roll Club for the past 14 years, and has built it up from nothing to becoming one of the most successful, active and vibrant clubs in the country.

The club now has a strong presence in the community, thanks to Karl’s dedication to helping out others with their own events across the entertainment sector.

He has also played a very active roll both on and off the stage for the last 20 years, with the Invercargill Musical Theatre company.

“As the driving force behind hosting four rock n roll nationals in Invercargill, and the present Director of the famous Rocking With the Stars, I have a strong passion for this city, the uniqueness, vibrancy and culture is fantastic.

“It’s time for a major change in our council and I’m committed to the people of this city to bring you a better more outgoing voice. It would be a privilege to be part of this city moving forward.”

Loving absolutely everything there is about our great city of Invercargill, my background involves 30 years in the horticulture industry, including

There are 5 major reasons that are extremely important for me to sort out if elected:

-Better governance in our council. Need to focus on what’s important in the council and our city instead of personal attacks, personal agendas and negativity within the 12 councillors. Keep it positive, move on and focus on what your there for, the people of Invercargill. 

– sensible spending of funds available. There has been some ridiculous and wasteful spending of the funds that don’t make any sense. 

– get the major assets of Invercargill back open that shouldn’t have been closed to start with. Assets like Anderson’s park and our amazing museum need to be back open, this will be a major important area I would like to focus on. 

– Our major entries to Invercargill are an embarrassment to say the least. The landscape or plantings especially coming from our airport is a major problem that needs addressing. Our visitors need to be impressed of our city and leave with a positive impression of beauty and tidiness.

– our arts and performances of Invercargill need a major lift. There are performers and tours that skip our city for one reason or another do we need to encourage more down our way which will lift our local economy and give our community events  to attend and support the arts sector. 

These are my major points that need attention that I will be pushing for. 

20 years in management across several business sectors.

As part of this management experience I also have a strong customer relations background, and being able to relate to people is what I do well.

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