Auckland Central selection on Monday

The Auckland Central selection for National is on Monday. Here’s a quick summary of the three candidates.

Nuwanthie Samarakone 

Nuwi was born in Sri Lanka. She had her early childhood in Scotland and moved to Auckland as a teenager. She has a degree in health sciences and after working in the public and private health sector set up her own consultancy firm which operates in six countries.

Rob Thomas

Rob is well known through his work in local government. He is a former Chair of the Auckland Youth Council and was elected to the Waitemata Local Board in 2010, 2013 and 2016. He’s been involved in numerous community projects. He stood unsuccessfully for the Auckland Council in 2016.

Emma Mellow

Emma had a tough time growing up. Her mother was a solo mum and died when Emma was 16. This very sad event led to Emma being incredibly determined and driven from a young age. Emma studied at Auckland University as well as the London School of Economics and the University of California. 

Emma has been working for almost a decade in communications and public relations. She’s worked on behalf of companies such as HP, Symantec, General Electric, Telstra and Mastercard and more recently had senior roles with Sydney Airport and Bank.

On Patreon I analyse what I see as the pros and cons of the three candidates.

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