Sheryl Matenga | Waikato District Council | Huntly Ward

This blog is part of a series of blogs profiling all candidates standing for Councils across the region who are 35 or under as we aim to increase youth engagement in local politics. Seed Waikato is non-partisan.


“Te oohonga ake i taku moemoea, ko te puawaitanga o te whakaaro”.

“Dreams become a reality when we take action”.

- Te Puea Herangi

Sheryl has had extensive involvement in youth-focused engagement in and around Waikato, and is passionate about further empowering rangatahi to take action.

Nurtured by the streets of Huntly, Sheryl knows the importance of establishing and maintaining “meaningful community engagement” with all whanau of Raahui Pookeka to enable Motuhaketanga at every level of decision making.

With that being said, she sees this as an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Waikato District council and the Huntly community and aims to be a true representation of the Raahui Pookeka she loves.

If not now, then when?

“Mo tatou, ma tatou, e ai ki a tatou.”

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