I've always loved Wellington and that's why when it came time to start a family I knew I wanted to make my way back home.
Our natural environment, our vibrancy, and our compact size make Wellington genuinely one of the best places to live in the world. As a kid I loved roaming around the city’s parks, visiting our libraries and swimming pools, and enjoying the waterfront as it was opened up to Wellingtonians.
Today my wife Kahlia and I enjoy exploring the city with our son Jack, including our local Waitohi and Pukehuia Park here in the Northern Suburbs.
Wellington is facing some huge challenges and the timing to fix it couldn't be worse.
Decades of council underinvestment has left our infrastructure in disrepair and the impact of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake is still being felt across the city, six years later. Meanwhile owning a house has become a distant dream for many Wellingtonians and a lack of rental supply is pushing teachers, students, nurses and other essential workers into permanent housing insecurity.
I'm running for council because I believe Wellington can be better.
If elected I'll be a fierce advocate for the Takapū ward from Tawa to Johnsonville. This is my home and I'll push for more housing, better infrastructure, and reliable and accessible public transport. We also need to make the city and suburbs an attractive place to invest and do business in order to drive our local economy.
I want to ensure that the Northern Suburbs aren’t forgotten and I will fight to ensure we receive our fair share of investment from Wellington City Council.
I've spent over a decade working in financial services through insurance broking, funds management and marketing. I currently work for a major KiwiSaver fund, run a small photography business and live in Johnsonville.
Authorised by Benjamin Patrick McNulty.