Onehunga FM podcast: Candidate for Mayor: Efeso Collins wants to deliver more than just fares-free public transport

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 10:

Fa’anānā Efeso Collins has been Councillor of the Manukau ward for the last two terms.

Standing for Auckland’s Mayor as an independent, he has the backing of both the Labour Party and the Green Party.

Efeso and his wife Fia have two daughters.

 

Onehunga FM podcast: Candidates for Local Board – Don Allan and Debbie Burrows are C&R candidates along with Tony Woodcock

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 9:

Incumbent Local Board members Don Allan, Debbie Burrows and Tony Woodcock are standing for re-election on the C&R ticket in the Maungakiekie subdivision.

Don and Debbie joined Tim McCready to talk about what they’ve accomplished, and what they’ve still got on their agendas.

 

Onehunga FM podcast: Candidate for Local Board: Stuart Lithgow is running as an independent

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 8: Frustrated by the local Auckland council decisions during the COVID-19 lockdowns, Stuart Lithgow resolved to run for the Maungakiekie-Tāmakie Local Board as an independent.

Stuart is a father of four and grandfather of five.

 

Onehunga FM podcast: Candidates for Local Board – Dianna Fuka, Chhaya Rana and Danika Revell are the City Vision candidates

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 7: Looking to replace our incumbent Local Board members in this election are three women who make up the City Vision ticket; Dianna Fuka, Chhaya Rana and Danika Revell.

Dianna Fuka is a Tongan grandmother who is a church and union leader.

Chhaya Rana works as a registered nurse, and is a mother of three grown children.

Danika Revell is a mother to two young ones and is CEO and founder of The Period Place.

 

Onehunga FM podcast: Panel discussing Councillor candidates

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 6: Jessica Gregory has a degree in political science, and Rachel Sturges is the editor of the Onehunga Community News.

The two joined Tim McCready to discuss our series of interviews with candidates standing for Councillor in the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki ward.

 

Onehunga FM podcast: John Peebles – Councillor candidate

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 5: Standing for ward Councillor as an independent, Dr John Peebles is passionate about Auckland being more fiscally prudent.

John has worked in various governance and consulting roles over several decades.

His decision to run for ward Councillor as an independent sprung from a dissatisfaction with what parties have promised and delivered.

Onehunga FM podcast: Troy Elliott – Councillor candidate

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 4: In the blue corner, standing for ward Councillor as the C&R (Communities & Residents) candidate we have Troy Elliott.

Troy has a business background in the telecommunications and fitness industries, as well as experience as an elected representative.

He currently serves as deputy chair of the Ōrākei Local Board.

 

Onehunga FM podcast: Josephine Bartley – Councillor candidate

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.

Onehunga FM podcast: Alec Tang on how our streets need to change

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 2: Not only is Alec Tang a passionate champion of cycling infrastructure, but he’s also Director of Sustainability at Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities.

In this chat with Tim McCready, Alec gives a first-hand account of the joys and challenges of cycling around Onehunga, and sketches a picture of what we could move towards as housing in the region intensifies.

Onehunga FM podcast: Amanda Wellgreen from the Onehunga Business Association

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 1: In Amanda Wellgreen’s role as ‘Town Manager’ at the Onehunga Business Association she has quite a bit to do with the elected representatives of Maungakiekie-Tāmaki.

In this chat with Tim McCready, Amanda gives us a big picture perspective on the influence the local board has on day-to-day matters around Onehunga.