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Zaryd Wilson talks to Chester Borrows about his time in Parliament, his changing politics, youth justice, prisons, marriage equality and Whanganui’s changing fortunes.
Like most provincial cities, Whanganui suffers the annual exodus of teenagers heading off to university and to travel the word.
Numbers in the 20-35 age bracket are in decline and much of that is down to outside influences.
The Four Five Hundred had a conversation with two people who represent that key demographic: Whanganui District Council Youth Committee co-chairs Jack Southee and Macy Duxfield.
“I love abstraction. I like simplicity. The form is the most important. The little details don’t matter so much so there’s space for the person who has the work to find something in it of their own imagination.”
He’s won Mastermind, Sale of the Century and a Swedish national cricket title but he had never won an election until he was voted in as Whanganui’s mayor last year.
Marianne Archibald has been appointed to lead the Whanganui Chamber of Commerce following an eight-year stint at the Whanganui District Council, most recently as innovation leader, where she led the city’s digital strategy.
The Four Five Hundred spoke with her about regional economies, disruption and how Whanganui keeps pace with a changing world.