In this local body election, what if we could do a little more than a tick and a prayer?
Tim McCready chats with candidates and commentators throughout the local body elections to tease out people’s visions for Onehunga and the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Episode 3: We’re kicking off our candidate interviews with our incumbent ward Councillor, Josephine Bartley.
Before getting into politics, Josephine was a lawyer. She was elected to the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board and re-elected in 2013, and again in 2016.
Upon her election as councillor, Bartley became the first Pasifika woman elected to Auckland Council.