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Kropp rates healthy harbour work at top of council achievement

Oct 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Bronwyn Kropp showing her love for the area at a local walking track. IMAGE: SUPPLIED

After two terms as a Porirua City Councillor, Bronwyn Kropp is taking a much earned break from politics.

Now 25, Bronwyn first joined the council at just 19.

And while running for council again hasn’t been ruled out, right now she is staying true to her original word.

“When I stood the first time, I said I wanted to do two terms and then take a break, and I’m staying true to that.”

She says there’s no one thing that highlights her career – instead she has three.

“The things that I am most proud of have related to the health of our harbour and catchment.

“Early on in my time as a councillor we increased our investment into the underground wastewater network to help to renew old pipes and fix the problems of an aging network.

“We also connected the Pauatahanui village to the sewer system, which is important because this area wasn’t coping with septic tanks.”

She says the two projects reduced the contaminant loads going into the harbour.

The third highlight was being part of the creation of the Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and Catchment Joint Committee.

It is the one place for all information about the Harbour Strategy, such as what is being spent, where and by who.

Bronwyn Kropp and the Paremata bridge that she feels stongly about.

Bronwyn Kropp and the Paremata bridge that she feels stongly about. IMAGE: SUPPLIED

Bronwyn was one of the council representatives on the committee.

It also has representatives from Wellington city and Greater Wellington regional councils and Ngati Toa Rangatira.

As for her next steps in life, finding a job is at the top of the list.

While she was a councillor for the Northern Ward, she also completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy.

She says she’d like to find a job incorporating these degrees with some environmental component.

It would also involve working with community and lots of people from different walks of life and different backgrounds.

And of course, it will no doubt be political.

“I think being in an embassy abroad would be really exciting, or the World Trade Organisation would be super interesting.

“Just in that international trade and negotiations space, where you’re meeting a lot of people and you also have the ability to travel and see the world at the same time.

“Those are the sorts of things I could get excited about”.

However, she also wants to travel everywhere.

But if she had to pick one place, she’d head over to Africa – Tanzania to be specific.

“Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

“So to be able to go there to work would be amazing, just to see that kind of development.

“And to see how a city goes from a village to a metropolis.”

But right now, she is happy to just stay home and follow the Phoenix Football team.

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