Mangawhau is a place of great diversity with many wonderful schools, parks, and community centers. Having studied at Cornwall Park Primary and Auckland Grammar, I have spent my childhood in the area and it is a place I am passionate about serving.
Kiwi by birth, Indian by descent, I am proud of NZ’s multicultural heritage I have a Bachelor of Business degree from AUT and as General Manager of a successful construction-related company employing over 70 people, I bring a wealth of knowledge in leadership, management, construction and infrastructure.
I am a proud member of the Executive Committee of the Bhartiya Mandir Indian Temple serving many people in the Mangawhau region.
I envision local boards that are more responsive and empathetic to the needs of citizens and propose to introduce modern management & business practices to bring in greater efficiency while removing red-tape and I strongly oppose massive rate increases.
Please support myself and the rest of the C&R Team
Top 5 Issues
- Community: Strengthening and protecting our vibrant communities
We recognise the individual neighbourhoods and communities that combine as the fabric of the Auckland region.
Aucklanders need to feel safe in our Region. We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour on our streets and in our communities, and will advocate vigorously for effective policing.
We will encourage and support arts, sport and cultural activities across our Region. We will work collaboratively with community, cultural and sports groups to build the facilities that our neighbourhoods expect of a world-class city
Auckland’s multi-cultural communities are at the heart of our unique culture. We will strengthen our rich culture working with Maori and local Iwi, and also with Pasifika, other ethnic and community groups. We will promote and invest in programmes that celebrate the things we share and recognise our diversity - both of which make Auckland a great place to live.
- Leadership: Leading positively and effectively
With an experienced and capable team we will make our Region’s complex new arrangements work.
We will require full accountability from all Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs), and will expect them to deliver the best possible results for our communities.
We will enable communities to make decisions on local matters and will ensure that the Auckland Council and CCOs work constructively with Local Boards.
We are committed to working together as a team to provide the local and Auckland-wide governance and leadership our Region needs.
- Affordability: Creating an affordable region to live and work in
You know that living in Auckland can be expensive. We are determined to minimise the burden on households and businesses both urban and rural by extracting savings from the new, streamlined council arrangements.
We will channel investment into the essential infrastructure our region and local communities need. We will commit to keeping Auckland Council rates as low as possible without decreasing the core services that residents expect.
We will deliver you better value for money. We will keep Auckland Council spending under control by focusing on core local government activities and services. We will focus on essential Auckland Council services and not duplicate central government’s welfare functions locally.
Water and waste water costs will be kept to the minimum necessary to maintain a world class system.
- Prosperity: Welcoming progress to a world-class Auckland
We want a world-class, prosperous Auckland. We will create an encouraging and welcoming environment for entrepreneurs and innovators backed by infrastructure and regulations that enhance growth and opportunity.
We will create a new Auckland Council which champions a culture that helps people get things done.
Partnerships with the private and not-for-profit sectors to build and grow our community assets will be a core element.
We will foster the Auckland Region becoming a major events destination that benefits our local economy.
- Transport: Making it easier to get around
We will invest in transport options which enable more of us to move around more conveniently.
We will commit to essential public transport and roading infrastructure for people and goods. An effective single ticketing system for public transport will be implemented.
We will ensure that the new Auckland Transport agency works constructively with central government to complete the motorway network and major arterial routes across the Region.
We will ensure careful benefit cost consideration is undertaken before ratepayers’ money is invested in these major projects.
Environment: Preserving and enhancing the Auckland region’s environment
We are proud of our unique environment, with its combination of harbours and the gulf, volcanoes, parks, forests, as well as the architectural heritage across the Region and the special flavour of its rural hinterland.
In establishing a single vision and plan for the Auckland Region we will preserve and protect our environmental assets, while allowing individuals the freedom to enjoy and improve their urban and rural private property.
High quality design and planning will be encouraged together with the sensible management of growth and development.
We will advocate for stricter vehicle emissions standards to improve our Region’s air quality, and enhance the water quality in all our streams and harbours.
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Results - Final
- Tim Woolfield
- Simon Mitchell
- Lee Corrick
- Peter Haynes
- Tracey Simpson
- Rakesh Nauhria
- Rochelle Rees
- Bob Demler
- Virginia Chong
- Keith Scott
- Peter Boys
- Julie Kelleway
- Beverley Roser
- Gayatri Jaduram
- Matthew Goode
- Martin MacKenzie