My background

My brief past record which shows I can put vision into action:   
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, NZ pioneer in key-hole joint surgery, and past-president of NZ Orthopaedic Association. Past senior clinical lecturer in musculo-skeletal medicine at Wellington medical school.
  •  Working for a healthy climate and healthy people --executive member of OraTaiao: The NZ Climate & Health Council 420 NZ medical professionals.
  • Promoting a safe cycle & walkway around Wellington’s beautiful harbour—A member of ‘The Great Harbour Way’ trust.
  • One of the founding  organizers of  Wellington Ciclovia, a car-free celebration of all kinds of active transport.
  • Advocate for health through regular cycling on safe cycleways-- member of Cycle Aware Wellington.
  • Working for a nuclear weapon-free world. Past member and Wellington committee president of Nobel Peace Prize winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War ( IPPNW).
  • Preserving Wellington’s superb harbour open space and views: past executive member of Waterfront Watch and on Wellington City Council’s Citizens’ Advisory Group on the Waterfront.
  • Greening of Wellington city--past member of Chaffer's Park Make it Happen which was responsible for the creation of Waitangi Park.
  • Putting the urgent case for all-electric public transport for Wellington, including light rail for urban renewal and retaining the trolley buses meantime-- Member of FIT Wellington: Fair Intelligent Transport.
  • Enhancing our healthy environment and preserving our native flora and fauna—long-term member of Forest & Bird, and volunteer guide at Zealandia.
  •  Promoting clean waterways with swimmable rivers for all—long-term member of Fish & Game (NZ), and Wellington Fly-fishing Club.
  • Working with Wellington sport--past medical officer for the Wellington Rugby Union. Past member of the NZ Sports Medicine Federation ( now Sports Medicine NZ). Previous Otago rugby representative.
  • Supporting the arts in Wellington--long-term member of Wellington choirs (Orpheus & Bach). Served on Orpheus committee.
  • Asking the government for a risk assessment of imminent risks to New Zealand--member of Wise Response Society, a broad coalition of New Zealanders.

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