Māngere electorate

Māngere is currently represented by Labour's Aupito William Sio, who won safely with a margin of 14,597. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Māngere's votes – 71% to National's 17%. Labour has held the seat since its establishment in 1969. Over 36,000 people in Māngere identify as Pasifika – double the population of the Cook Islands.

Fuiavailili Ala'ilima
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Being a voice for conservative Christian Pasifika. This group who make up the majority in Mangere don't have one. Improving the quality of life for the community in Mangere. This is our wealth and social health. Ending the diaspora of Pasifika from one community to another due to lack of home ownership.
Why I’m running
I believe in serving my community, the Samoan word is 'tautua'. I look around my Mangere community and I can see that there are real problems that have existed for quite some time requiring real solutions and in my opinion these problems have only been exasperated over the years. This is an abject failure on the part of Government and community leadership which points the finger directly to the office of parliamentary representatives. I believe we can improve the quality of life of my community.
About me
I have been raised in a Samoan family that understands the importance of serving the people or 'tautua' regardless of where you live. Although I have a university degree in politics and have served in five campaigns (four in the USA as a Republican and one in NZ), I have always thought I would be serving my God and the people of my community through ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ as an evangelist like my mom So'oalo founder of the Emanuelu Ministry or my grandparents, Pastors of Metotisi Samoa.
Party list rank
18
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Public health educator
Place of residence
Auckland/Mangere
Age
53
Peter Sykes
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Advocate for decision making to involve those affected in the places that matter. Ensure that Ihumātao, as a real place and as a symbol of Māngere, is resolved in ways that honours the people and planet. Address the social and economic injustices that Māngere faces regarding income, housing and health.
Why I’m running
I believe that for NZ to be a thriving regenerative nation which offers social, environmental and economic justice we need a change in how we do things so that we can work together to build community wellbeing and community wealth. I believe that together we need to address the real issues and build local communities where our future generations are well and safe, in a place that we truly value our natural environment.
About me
I have been involved in social justice and community development my whole life, and in Māngere since 1990. I have been involved in all levels of leadership, and all aspects which wrap around the wellbeing and potential of ourselves, our family, our communities... health, education social services business and economic development. I learn for the place we stand and seek to weave together all aspects of the system to create a thriving Māngere.
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2017 electorate result
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CEO of ME Family Services, Mangere
Place of residence
Mangere
Age
64

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Aupito William Sio
MP for Māngere
My local priorities
More local groups accessing funding support for STEAM programmes to increase youth and family participation. More local families to set a goal of owning their own home, and accessing the progressive home ownership programmes. More Pacific young people thriving in confidence with their Pacific languages and cultures.
Why I’m running
I want to continue driving Labour's Pacific wellbeing agenda and ensure Pacific peoples are the authors of their own solutions, and leading their economic recovery and rebuild. I want to see more Pacific young people unlock their fullest potential by fully embracing the opportunities the digital economy offers so they can thrive and prosper. I want to see more Pacific people's own their own home. I want to underpin this work by the strength of Pacific values captured by our Pacific languages.
About me
It has been my privilege to serve as the MP for Mangere since 2008. In 2017, I was sworn in also as the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Courts, and Associate Minister for Justice. As Minister for Pacific Peoples I have driven a Pacific wellbeing plan to achieve thriving and prosperous Pacific communities. I have worked alongside the Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs to amplify the voices of the Pacific nations on climate change issues. I grew up Southside.
Party list rank
20
First entered parliament
2008
2017 electorate result
Won Māngere
Before politics
Deputy mayor for Manukau City
Place of residence
Mangere
Age
59
Grant Crowther
Not currently in parliament
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20
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Leslie Jones
Not currently in parliament
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7th in Auckland Central
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Wayne Nooroa
Not currently in parliament
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Agnes Loheni
List MP
My local priorities
Jobs: jobs provide the pathway to self determination and agency over your own life. Health: health outcomes for Pasifika are worse than the general population. A focus on early intervention is critical. Education: I believe that parents should have more choice in their children's education pathways, e.g. Charter Schools.
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.
About me
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.
Party list rank
28
First entered parliament
2019
2017 electorate result
2nd in Māngere
Before politics
Small business owner
Place of residence
Te Atatu South
Age
48

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