"Think about our future generations."

That's the message to Rotorua Lakes Council from 18-year-old candidate, Fisher Wang.

Born and raised on a farm in rural Kaharoa, Wang attended local schools and was a prefect at John Paul College. He is using his gap year to run for council.

Wang believes the current council isn't making the right decisions for his generation.

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"They're thinking about them but not the impact it's going to have on me, or many others in our community."

Speaking to Local Focus in a video interview, Wang said that if elected the first thing he would do is make council more engaged with the community.

"At the moment I feel like there's a bit of a barrier between our families, our people and council. It's not very relatable. People don't really have a very good idea of what council does."

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