Meet the next generation of elected leaders in Auckland and Northland

ActionStation are profiling inspiring young independent candidates who are standing in local elections around NZ.

A collage of seven young people in different outside settings
Young independent candidates standing for local councils in 2019

The following candidates are standing in the Northland or Auckland regions.

Amy Macdonald

35, Northland Regional Council

Amy holding her child at  a beach with the moana (sea) and a motu (island) behind them

Shaquille Shortland

25, Whangārei District Council — Denby Ward

Shaquille smiling in the middle of a group of young people
Shaquille, centre, with members of a youth group he mentors

Victoria Tupou

34, Ōwairaka Subdivision, Albert-Eden Local Board, Auckland

Portrait of Victoria sitting on porch with a red bicycle in the background

Damian Light

35, Auckland Council — Howick ward

Damian at a local market looking to camera, smart suit jacket and a name badge

Dillon Tooth

26, Waitakere Local Board, Auckland

Dillon standing next to one of his hand painted signs with thumbs up

Isaac Mercer

19, Ōrākei Local Board, Auckland Council

Isaac at a beach with sunset behind him

Zoe Brownlie

37, Auckland District Health Board

Zoe smiling to camera leaning on a tree trunk

Nicholas Hunter Connop

33, Whangārei District Council — Okara ward

Nicolas is behind a sign with an image of a clock and the words ‘vote Connop’; he’s smiling and pointing at his watch.

You can see the profiles of young inspiring candidates in other areas at these links:

Want more information before voting?

Generation Zero have released scorecards that rate candidates based on their policies for climate action and liveable cities:

How to vote

Voting is open from 20 September till midday 12 October.



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