Why I’m running
I'm running as a candidate because I believe it's our people, our families and communities that make New Zealand the best country in the world. Providing equal opportunities for all New Zealanders to learn, to work, to create, to be the best they can be makes our country better. New Zealand provided opportunities for my Samoan migrant parents when the arrived in the 1960s. I am a product of their values of hard work, family, faith, resilience and a desire to succeed.
I was born and raised in Auckland to Samoan migrant parents. I am married to Ward Kamo and we have been blessed with five children. I have completed a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Auckland and have run a successful retail clothing and export business with my sisters for the past eighteen years. As a working mother I have been involved in coaching kids netball teams and being the chair of the school board. Family, enterprise and resilience is what I bring to this role.