Meet the next generation of elected leaders in Waikato and Bay of Plenty

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

A collage of nine young people in various (mostly) outdoor settings.
Young independent candidates standing for local councils in 2019

The following candidates are standing in the Waikato or Bay of Plenty regions.

Kaya Sparke

Wāhine toa Kaya looking direct to camera, in a garden setting with fence on one side
Wāhine toa Kaya looking direct to camera, in a garden setting with fence on one side

Elijah Pue

Elijah at a rocky beach, smiling to camera in jacket and cap
Elijah at a rocky beach, smiling to camera in jacket and cap

Talei Bryant

Talei with a big smile against dark background
Talei with a big smile against dark background

Louise Hutt

Louise, smiling, against a black background
Louise, smiling, against a black background

Suzi Paige

Suzi at work with a collection of craft beer taps behind them.
Suzi at work with a collection of craft beer taps behind them.

Jako Abrie

Jako with two older people smiling, green colour beers in front of them
Jako with two older people smiling, green colour beers in front of them
Jako on the right, with friends on St Patrick’s Day

Dan Armstrong

Dan smiling to camera with trees and park in background.
Dan smiling to camera with trees and park in background.

Alana Delich

Alana to side of photo smiling at camera with field, moana (sea) and maunga (mountain) behind.
Alana to side of photo smiling at camera with field, moana (sea) and maunga (mountain) behind.

Jennifer Nickel

Jennifer smiling to camera against a garden and green hill background
Jennifer smiling to camera against a garden and green hill background

Ryan Gray

Ryan on a mountain bike with bike helmet on head, in from of countryside setting of green planted pine trees and a lake
Ryan on a mountain bike with bike helmet on head, in from of countryside setting of green planted pine trees and a lake

Robyn Sinclair

Robyn is smiling to camera, has a pack on her back and forest scenery behind her
Robyn is smiling to camera, has a pack on her back and forest scenery behind her

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

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