Mana electorate

Mana is currently represented by Labour's Kris Faafoi, who won safely with a margin of 10,980. Faafoi is not contesting the electorate in 2020 but remains on Labour's list. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Mana's votes – 46% to National's 37% – and has held the seat since 1996. 11% of people in Mana travel to work by train – almost ten times the national average.

Stephanie Harawira
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
1
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Jo Hayes
List MP
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Why I’m running
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Party list rank
44
First entered parliament
2014
2017 electorate result
2nd in Christchurch East
Before politics
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Richard Goode
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says, "They suck". But where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. No, they come from NZ homes, NZ families, NZ schools, NZ churches, NZ businesses, and they're elected by NZ voters. This is the best we can do, folks. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out.
About me
I don't vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, "If you don't vote, you have no right to complain", but where's the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
7th in Mana
Before politics
Unemployed
Place of residence
K?piti Coast
Age
56
Helen Cartwright
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Put an end to our great recycling disgrace whilst creating new jobs, income and reducing environmental impact in Mana. A Single Infrastructure Agency to deal with large investments such as TG, ensuring Kiwi investment creates Kiwi jobs. Allow our must vulnerable children flourish by putting shoes on their feet and breakfast in schools.
Why I’m running
I believe there needs to be a new environmental option for voters, as the Green party holds a such strong socialist point. I believe that not only do the Environment and the Economy go hand in hand but a strong economy will both empower and underwrite the investments we need to make to protect New Zealand from the challenges which lie ahead. There are many local level issues which need attention in Mana: the Transmission Gully saga, the handcuffs of the RMA and child poverty to name a few.
About me
I have owned businesses since 2000, I have enjoyed many highs and also experienced lows that go hand in hand with business ownership. I started my first cleantech company in 2008, which brought together the environmental benefits and economic success I often talk about. I have a wealth of commercial, business and leadership experience to offer. I am passionate about creating better outcomes for people and see this as the ultimate opportunity to contribute to better future for New Zealand.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Company director and mentor
Place of residence
Whitby/Porirua
Age
48
Jan Logie
List MP
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
5
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
3rd in Mana
Before politics
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Place of residence
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Age
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Barbara Edmonds
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support and advocate for Mana through the rebuild and recovery post-Covid-19. Especially for SMEs and our families. Advocate for policies and initiatives that strengthen our local economy e.g. housing, education, business and healthcare. Champion local infrastructure projects e.g. Transmission Gully, Porirua regeneration, three waters reform.
Why I’m running
Quality local education, access to 24/7 health care and affordable, warm, safe and dry homes are the basics that I want for my family. This is what drives me to ensure that these opportunities are available for all. The next few years will be challenging for our country as we recover from Covid-19. Labour has a comprehensive economic rebuild and recovery plan to deal with the impacts of a one in 100 year global economic shock. We need that kind of leadership to keep New Zealand moving.
About me
Mana needs a strong local voice to advocate for us as we recover post-Covid-19. I've lived in Porirua for over a decade with my husband and 8 children. We are actively involved in local education and have advised, volunteered, coached, and managed at a number of our local clubs. I am a lawyer, and have worked in private insurance and the public sector, most recently as a senior advisor to a minister in Jacinda Ardern's cabinet. I am from the Mana community and for the Mana community.
Party list rank
49
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Public servant
Place of residence
Porirua
Age
39
Michael Walker
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Full employment so that everyone can participate and benefit from our economy without using handouts. Institute tax reform to address poverty, reverse the concentration of wealth and stop the inefficiencies that it causes. Tackle global climate change by establishing a renewable energy industrial complex and a mix of incentives and levies.
Why I’m running
I have always wanted to make a difference. I have been researching global climate change and modern theories of economics for 36 years and always looked for ways to contribute to our social, economic and environmental debate. The Progressive Party is a watershed moment in New Zealand politics, as it is the first truly 'wholistic' (see website) political party. I'm so excited to be a part of this historic undertaking in starting and running as a candidate for the Progressive Party.
About me
Three of my four sisters and my parents live in the Mana electorate. I am often overseas with work but want to return home and serve the people of Mana electorate. I have extensive experience in the areas of aid and development, environmental education, economics, research and administration, disabilities and youth. I have also run my own businesses and have worked for Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society. I have also worked on five successful election campaigns for the Greens here and in Oz.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Self employed disabilities support
Place of residence
Raumati South (when in NZ)
Age
54
Mike Iles
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
I consider peoples' health as the number one priority. Healthy, dry, affordable housing is possibly the first step. I think tax reform is a major step to making a community economically healthy. Cease GST is one of Attica's aims. I consider that justice reforms are a vital part of 'trust and accountability'.
Why I’m running
Because I personally feel that there is a huge disparity between 'truth and honesty' when we look at the last six years of politicians that we have in parliament. And the amount of dishonesty and corruption within our present political system. 'We need accountability'. This is one of Attica's policies.
About me
I was raised from childhood in the Mana electorate, and have a great passion for the area. I am an environmentalist therefore I detest the fact that current politicians agree and enforce the poisoning of our entire country via the spreading of deadly poisonous chemicals into our forests and into our drinking water catchments, therefore by default into every New Zealanders' being. This is causing huge spikes in the number of non-injury illnesses within the communities of New Zealanders.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Retired
Place of residence
Otaki Beach, Otaki
Age
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Edward Ponter
Not currently in parliament
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Why I’m running
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Party list rank
61
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Roy Barry
Not currently in parliament
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Gordon Marshall
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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About me
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
6th in Mana
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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