Takanini electorate

The newly created Takanini electorate comprises a mainly urban population east of Manurewa and south of Botany. It was created by merging areas from the Manurewa, Papakura and (now defunct) Hunua electorates. Takanini is expected to be a marginal electorate, as it includes both Labour and National-leaning areas.

Rima Nakhle
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50
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Elliot Ikilei
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My local priorities
Increase employment and employment opportunities to allow for strong and healthy families, and to facilitate one's dreams. Increase safety levels/reduction in crime with a priority towards neighbourhood policing teams and community safe groups. Lower taxes in order to allow Takanini residents to keep more of your own money.
Why I’m running
To defend New Zealand's values and sovereignty.
About me
I have spent years working in different sectors, the last 20 being mostly youth and community development, nearly all within the Takanini area, and am keenly aware of both opportunities and risks in our area, from Mission Heights to Takanini village to Sykes Rd. Being of Niuean, English, Tongan and Te Ātiawa/Ngāti Raukawa descent, my children being all of that and Chinese, the joining of cultures under the umbrella of our NZ system is just one of the reasons why I love our nation and traditional values.
Party list rank
2
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
6th in Manurewa
Before politics
Youth navigator
Place of residence
Papakura
Age
43
Neru Leavasa
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Investing into healthcare: in the midst of Covid-19 it is important to make sure that our healthcare system is strong. Investing into employment: we need to ensure our families are secure with employment or retraining for employment. Investing into housing and infrastructure: our electorate will see a major population growth so we need to plan ahead.
Why I’m running
I think it is the right time. I have lived and worked in south Auckland where many of our community members face much adversity. As a medical doctor, we are limited in the assistance we can offer families. However, our community requires much more support. We need advocates working outside the clinic walls toward equity and social justice. We need to support our communities to thrive. We need to ensure housing, education, job security and retraining needs are met. I hope I can help.
About me
I have lived in South Auckland for over 30 years. I love the diverse and colourful nature of our communities and Aotearoa as a whole. As a husband and father, I hope that we can create a place where our children grow up feeling valued and included. As a doctor on the front line of Covid-19, I understand how important it is for our families to first be safe. As a small business owner, I know that we must also look toward a strong economic response. I believe that together, we can make this happen.
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52
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GP doctor / Local Board member
Place of residence
South Auckland
Age
36
George Ngatai
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Supporting those New Zealanders affected by Covid-19, back to work by contributing to employment over a 12-month period. Affordable healthcare access for all New Zealanders at $2.00 per week per family. Kiwi first home owners receive support of zero percent interest on their first home.
Why I’m running
To represent the people who need a voice to speak for them and to also make a difference for at-risk communities.
About me
I'm a Christian, married to the gorgeous Raewyn and together we have a beautiful whānau including our grandchildren who also live with us. Our Whānau Ora practices are rolled out throughout the country. Not only are we busy providing quality medical care and Covid-19 testing, counselling, employment services and restorative Justice, we meet the immediate needs of the community providing food packs to those in need. I was humbled when peer-nominated and awarded the Queens Service Medal.
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4
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Director
Place of residence
Flatbush Manukau
Age
49
Mike McCormick
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45
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John Hong
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1
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Mitesh Kagathra
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44
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Did not stand
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