Mayor of Auckland

The Auckland Mayor leads the governing body of Auckland Council. The mayor’s job is to promote a vision for Auckland and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Auckland Council mayoral election.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

  • Council employee wages and working conditions to be improved, increased and supported because they are regular people doing a great job.

    Increase ethnic communities representation and engagement and Māori representation and engagement substantially with stronger consistency.

    Establish significant increase in public engagement through internal operations and resources within the established city council.

  • Greater control of the council controlled organisations by elected representatives with stronger new directions proposed by mayor, and greater compliance reporting.

    Establish citizen referenda where 7.5% (approx. 80,000 Aucklanders) can trigger a vote/change on an Auckland Council decision.

    Establish an independent watchdog to investigate and report on council complaints.

  • Legislate to make a requirement for Auckland Council to represent the diversity of our population, and increase Māori seats to 10.

    Overhaul communications policies to improve outreach to citizens and encourage participation.

    Become an accredited member of the living wage movement, paying council workers and contractors an Auckland living wage.

  • Provide a living wage to all council staff, including contractors, to be paid for by cutting numbers and salaries at the top.

    Hire more front line staff (engineers, customer service, rangers etc.) and fewer executives.

    Increase the role of local boards in making decisions.

  • Restore democracy to recognise the individual's birthright of body sovereignty i.e. no more mandates, fluoride or other poisons like 1080.

    Remediate the harms done to residents who were discriminated against and never again allow a global medical tyranny to divide and segregate.

    Call to account the action that saw people coerced into taking an experimental genetically engineered mRNA jab in order to keep their jobs.

  • Let's make amends from the past and let good management lead the way. As shown at the Matariki ceremony, culture and technology can entwine.

    We have many cultures. Our own Māori culture that we must protect like the birds and the plants.

    We also have a uni-culture in New Zealand as well, like BBQ's, pristine beaches, outdoors and technology sports.

  • Instigate a new process where local boards go to the people. This will be done with regular 'pop-up' sites.

    Initiate an audit of every department of Auckland Council to analyse and determine inefficiencies and solutions.

    Improve the 'panels' currently utilised by council. These need to be more inclusive and work directly with local boards.

  • Always consult with Māori re participation, engagement and respect of culture, Local Government Act 2002 obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

    Consult with other ethnicities including European, Asian, Indian and Pasifika re participation, engagement and respect of culture and future.

    The mayor is elected by the people and recognised as the civic leader of the community. I vow to be respectful, empathetic in representation.

  • Support Māori wards to be in place by 2025 to increase elected Māori representation at the governing body and local boards.

    Retain the disability, ethnic peoples, Pacific peoples, rainbow, seniors, youth and rural advisory panels and progress their priorities.

    Require maximum accountability and transparency of council controlled organisations and appoint councillors to all council controlled oranisation boards (some will require legislative change).

  • Take back control of council-controlled organisations so that they are focused on services that benefit ratepayers and residents.

    Make savings at the top by cutting the number of senior managers on big pay, not the frontline workers delivering services for the public.

    Encourage migrant communities to become more involved in local boards, council wards, and business associations.

  • Reform the consultation process so that ratepayer-derived solutions drive the process from the very beginning.

    Petition government for change to the electoral process so that it is fair to people with modest budgets. It currently favours the rich.

    Improve the diversity of engagement via the implementation of policies 1 and 2.

  • Celebrate and consult with the huge diversity of peoples in Auckland.

    Māori representation is vital, but hapū, iwi and urban Māori.

    Ensure council wages for upper management are not excessive. The bureaucracy must be competent and accountable.

  • More consultation is required to hear what the constituents require and actually listen to what is required.

    Give local boards more power to make better decisions for their areas. They know what's going on and can sort out problems better.

    Open up the workshops in Auckland Council so everyone is accountable for their elected position. Too much hiding behind a closed door.

  • Embrace the vision of NZ's national Anthem, God Defend NZ, and the call by Hoani Heke to be "all as one." Hobson agreed, "He iwi tahi taou."

    Rescind any policy that seeks to divide us as one people, New Zealanders. Council's job is to serve its ratepayers, not minority agendas.

    Introduce binding, public referendums on things like building bicycle lanes, which 82% of ratepayers don't want, costing $2000 million.

  • Ensure that council employee wages and working conditions attract quality employees who have the skills to perform and are held to account.

    Continue communicating council plans and performance by video conference and solicit pubic feedback through online surveys.

    Continue to empower communities with contestable grants to improve their areas, including graffiti, litter and cleaning up public places.

  • Council employee wages and working conditions to be improved, increased and supported because they are regular people doing a great job.

    Increase ethnic communities representation and engagement and Māori representation and engagement substantially with stronger consistency.

    Establish significant increase in public engagement through internal operations and resources within the established city council.

  • Greater control of the council controlled organisations by elected representatives with stronger new directions proposed by mayor, and greater compliance reporting.

    Establish citizen referenda where 7.5% (approx. 80,000 Aucklanders) can trigger a vote/change on an Auckland Council decision.

    Establish an independent watchdog to investigate and report on council complaints.

  • Legislate to make a requirement for Auckland Council to represent the diversity of our population, and increase Māori seats to 10.

    Overhaul communications policies to improve outreach to citizens and encourage participation.

    Become an accredited member of the living wage movement, paying council workers and contractors an Auckland living wage.

  • Provide a living wage to all council staff, including contractors, to be paid for by cutting numbers and salaries at the top.

    Hire more front line staff (engineers, customer service, rangers etc.) and fewer executives.

    Increase the role of local boards in making decisions.

  • Restore democracy to recognise the individual's birthright of body sovereignty i.e. no more mandates, fluoride or other poisons like 1080.

    Remediate the harms done to residents who were discriminated against and never again allow a global medical tyranny to divide and segregate.

    Call to account the action that saw people coerced into taking an experimental genetically engineered mRNA jab in order to keep their jobs.

  • Let's make amends from the past and let good management lead the way. As shown at the Matariki ceremony, culture and technology can entwine.

    We have many cultures. Our own Māori culture that we must protect like the birds and the plants.

    We also have a uni-culture in New Zealand as well, like BBQ's, pristine beaches, outdoors and technology sports.

  • Instigate a new process where local boards go to the people. This will be done with regular 'pop-up' sites.

    Initiate an audit of every department of Auckland Council to analyse and determine inefficiencies and solutions.

    Improve the 'panels' currently utilised by council. These need to be more inclusive and work directly with local boards.

  • Always consult with Māori re participation, engagement and respect of culture, Local Government Act 2002 obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

    Consult with other ethnicities including European, Asian, Indian and Pasifika re participation, engagement and respect of culture and future.

    The mayor is elected by the people and recognised as the civic leader of the community. I vow to be respectful, empathetic in representation.

  • Support Māori wards to be in place by 2025 to increase elected Māori representation at the governing body and local boards.

    Retain the disability, ethnic peoples, Pacific peoples, rainbow, seniors, youth and rural advisory panels and progress their priorities.

    Require maximum accountability and transparency of council controlled organisations and appoint councillors to all council controlled oranisation boards (some will require legislative change).

  • Take back control of council-controlled organisations so that they are focused on services that benefit ratepayers and residents.

    Make savings at the top by cutting the number of senior managers on big pay, not the frontline workers delivering services for the public.

    Encourage migrant communities to become more involved in local boards, council wards, and business associations.

  • Reform the consultation process so that ratepayer-derived solutions drive the process from the very beginning.

    Petition government for change to the electoral process so that it is fair to people with modest budgets. It currently favours the rich.

    Improve the diversity of engagement via the implementation of policies 1 and 2.

  • Celebrate and consult with the huge diversity of peoples in Auckland.

    Māori representation is vital, but hapū, iwi and urban Māori.

    Ensure council wages for upper management are not excessive. The bureaucracy must be competent and accountable.

  • More consultation is required to hear what the constituents require and actually listen to what is required.

    Give local boards more power to make better decisions for their areas. They know what's going on and can sort out problems better.

    Open up the workshops in Auckland Council so everyone is accountable for their elected position. Too much hiding behind a closed door.

  • Embrace the vision of NZ's national Anthem, God Defend NZ, and the call by Hoani Heke to be "all as one." Hobson agreed, "He iwi tahi taou."

    Rescind any policy that seeks to divide us as one people, New Zealanders. Council's job is to serve its ratepayers, not minority agendas.

    Introduce binding, public referendums on things like building bicycle lanes, which 82% of ratepayers don't want, costing $2000 million.

  • Ensure that council employee wages and working conditions attract quality employees who have the skills to perform and are held to account.

    Continue communicating council plans and performance by video conference and solicit pubic feedback through online surveys.

    Continue to empower communities with contestable grants to improve their areas, including graffiti, litter and cleaning up public places.

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