I’m a passionate born and bred local Wainui boy who is proud to call Lower Hutt my home.
From Parkway Kindergarten to Wainuiomata High School,from the local rugby club to the area scouts group, Wainuiomata has always been an important part of my life.
I’m a current City Councillor serving in my second term on the Hutt City Council for the Wainuiomata ward.
I love my sport, especially rugby and cricket. I’m also a keen but novice mountain bike rider.
My parents grew up and have lived in Wainuiomata all their lives. I’m the youngest of three, and a proud uncle to Jayden, Darnaka, Kaleb and Karly.
After a year overseas in 2009, I decided it was time to give back to the community that had offered me so much. As a result I stood for the Wainuiomata Community Board in 2010 and was elected. I then stood for Council in 2013 in the Wainuiomata Ward and was successful.
For the past 7 years I’ve been listening to and advocating for local residents, and working on a number of initiatives that will help make Wainuiomata and our City a more vibrant place. I’m a current member on the Vibe (Hutt Valley youth health service) board, Love Wainuiomata Inc, and I chair the organizing committee for the Wainuiomata Christmas Parade.
I’m a strong believer in local democracy and community representation that reflects the voice of people. Local government often has more of an impact on people’s lives than central government. That’s why I believe our community needs to be engaged in Council’s decision-making process as much as possible.
Wainuiomata and our city mean a lot to me. I am dedicated to helping our community overcome the many challenges we face to ensure that future generations live in a more vibrant community that has much to offer.
Lower Hutt is my home. I am here for the long haul.