Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board

Ōtara Subdivision

The Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board is one of 21 local boards in Auckland. The local board makes a plan for your area and decides on local issues, activities and facilities. It also oversees council services and facilities in your area, including libraries and parks. The local board is made up of seven members. Members are elected to represent different subdivisions within the local board area. Three members will be elected from your area. 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 Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board election.

Apulu Reece Autagavaia

Labour

Apulu Reece Autagavaia

Labour

Why I'm standing

I believe Ōtara is vibrant – oozing with talent and potential. It is a beautiful story of families with great aspirations, leaving their paradise homelands and papakainga, in search for better opportunities for their children. By no means is it a story that is finished. Ōtara has produced and will continue to produce our leaders of Aotearoa. I want our families and youth to reach their potential and thrive in this increasingly complex, ever-changing world.

My priorities
  1. Continue to advocate for council to honour its Te Tiriti obligations to Mana Whenua hapū and iwi.
  2. Push for equitable outcomes for Ōtara and South Auckland and for more investment and resourcing.
  3. Implement in the local board and advocate for council to meet the challenges of climate change.
About me

I am a proud Samoan, born and bred South Aucklander. I come from a working class family, and have been blessed by my parents' sacrifices to become a lawyer. I have extensive governance experience with private companies and community organisations. I have astute analytical and advocacy skills which I am honoured to continue to use to serve the Ōtara community. I am proud to represent Ōtara – the home of the brave!

Current role

Chair of the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board

Before politics

Lawyer

Residence

Manukau

Age

39

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Why I'm standing

I believe Ōtara is vibrant – oozing with talent and potential. It is a beautiful story of families with great aspirations, leaving their paradise homelands and papakainga, in search for better opportunities for their children. By no means is it a story that is finished. Ōtara has produced and will continue to produce our leaders of Aotearoa. I want our families and youth to reach their potential and thrive in this increasingly complex, ever-changing world.

My priorities
  1. Continue to advocate for council to honour its Te Tiriti obligations to Mana Whenua hapū and iwi.
  2. Push for equitable outcomes for Ōtara and South Auckland and for more investment and resourcing.
  3. Implement in the local board and advocate for council to meet the challenges of climate change.
About me

I am a proud Samoan, born and bred South Aucklander. I come from a working class family, and have been blessed by my parents' sacrifices to become a lawyer. I have extensive governance experience with private companies and community organisations. I have astute analytical and advocacy skills which I am honoured to continue to use to serve the Ōtara community. I am proud to represent Ōtara – the home of the brave!

Current role

Chair of the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board

Before politics

Lawyer

Residence

Manukau

Age

39

Connect via
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