Mana names Auckland candidates

Last updated 17:47 14/07/2014
Hone Harawira
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira

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Mana has announced 10 candidates for seats in the Auckland area but says they will be campaigning for the party vote and know they will not win the seats.

They include Joe Carolan from the Unite Union and veteran activist John Minto, who will stand in Mt Roskill, where the incumbent is Labour's Phil Goff.

"We have 10 seasoned community campaigners keen to bring Mana's full set of big, bold policies to the election campaign," Mana leader Hone Harawira said.

"This is a great crew and I'm proud to stand with them for Mana. They know they won't win these seats but they're committed to fight for the Internet-Mana party vote to get more Mana people into Parliament," Harawira said.

The candidates all had grass roots experience helping communities in low incomes areas fight for a better deal, he said.

They included three Pasifika candidates who would highlight Mana's strong Pasifika-focused policies.

"Three of our Mana team are women activists in the Glen Innes housing struggle - Lisa Gibson, Yvonne Dainty and Makelesi Ngata. These candidates will bring to the campaign their first hand knowledge of the battles state house tenants face across the country."

The 10 Tamaki area candidates are:

  • Joe Carolan - Mt Albert
  • Yvonne Dainty - Manurewa
  • Dr Sitaleki Finau - Maungakiekie
  • Roger Fowler - Papakura
  • Lisa Gibson - Tamaki
  • John Minto - Mt Roskill
  • Makelesi Ngata - Upper Harbour
  • Pat O'Dea - Epsom
  • James Papali'i - Mangere
  • Joe Trinder - Manukau East

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