Meet the next generation of elected leaders in the South Island

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

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

The following candidates are standing in the South Island.

Rohan O’Neill-Stevens

Rohan against a blue sky background eating a pink icecream
Rohan against a blue sky background eating a pink icecream

Julie Nevin

Julie laughing, looking off camera, at a beach with rocky background
Julie laughing, looking off camera, at a beach with rocky background

Lan Pham

Lan smiling, wearing a blue top sitting amongst green grass
Lan smiling, wearing a blue top sitting amongst green grass

Hamish Keown

Hamish looking to camera with a rural sunny landscape behind him
Hamish looking to camera with a rural sunny landscape behind him

Scout Barbour-Evans

Scout at a local market looking down at a clipboard, couple with pram out of focus in the background
Scout at a local market looking down at a clipboard, couple with pram out of focus in the background

Finn Campbell

Finn standing in front of a beautiful harbour view
Finn standing in front of a beautiful harbour view

Bonnie Mager

Bonnie in a shed, in jacket and hat, with a home made trap on the table
Bonnie in a shed, in jacket and hat, with a home made trap on the table

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