Auckland Council

Waitākere Ward

The Auckland Council makes strategic decisions for Auckland on public transport, urban planning, environmental protection and other big issues. The council provides funding to local boards to provide public services in their areas, and manages council-controlled organisations which provide infrastructure, such as public transport, water and sewerage. The councillors and mayor make up the governing body, which shares governance of Auckland Council with the 21 local boards. The governing body is made up of 20 councillors plus the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in Auckland). Two councillors will be elected from your ward. 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 election.

Tua Schuster

Independent

Tua Schuster

Independent

Why I'm standing

Auckland city is a different place now to when I arrived here in 1975 as a seven year old. It was a far simpler time back then. Today, Auckland is bursting at the seams as it transitions into a world leading 21st century city. As the population increases, so does the problems that come with it. Take a chance and vote for someone like me, who's not connected to any political party. My role is to serve you, the voter.

My priorities
  1. Work with local businesses to find solutions to combat crime.
  2. Work with central government, businesses, and local communities to combat climate change.
  3. Ensure changes to liquor license laws to allow fair competition.
About me

I've lived in Auckland for over 40 years – West Auckland in particular. I've seen some changes. Some good, some still work in progress. I've worked in menial and manual labouring jobs from the age of thirteen. I currently work in an industry that underpays, undervalues and under appreciates its employees. I work seven days simply to try and get ahead. If you vote for me, I'll take a pay cut and donate it to charity.

Before politics

Merchandiser

Residence

Te Atatu

Age

55

Why I'm standing

Auckland city is a different place now to when I arrived here in 1975 as a seven year old. It was a far simpler time back then. Today, Auckland is bursting at the seams as it transitions into a world leading 21st century city. As the population increases, so does the problems that come with it. Take a chance and vote for someone like me, who's not connected to any political party. My role is to serve you, the voter.

My priorities
  1. Work with local businesses to find solutions to combat crime.
  2. Work with central government, businesses, and local communities to combat climate change.
  3. Ensure changes to liquor license laws to allow fair competition.
About me

I've lived in Auckland for over 40 years – West Auckland in particular. I've seen some changes. Some good, some still work in progress. I've worked in menial and manual labouring jobs from the age of thirteen. I currently work in an industry that underpays, undervalues and under appreciates its employees. I work seven days simply to try and get ahead. If you vote for me, I'll take a pay cut and donate it to charity.

Before politics

Merchandiser

Residence

Te Atatu

Age

55

Auckland Council - Find Candidates
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