June 5, 2019
Communities and Residents (C&R) has proudly selected Josh Beddell as its candidate to contest the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward at the 2019 Auckland local elections.
Josh Beddell has lived in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki for over 15 years and has a decade of experience working closely with local residents and community groups on key projects, including Onehunga foreshore, Onehunga rail, Tāmaki Regeneration, and the Ellerslie noise barriers.
“After nine years of the Super City, our community is no better off. I want council to get on with the things that matter - safe neighbourhoods, clean, beautiful parks for our families, reliable council services, and an accessible, high-quality public transport system” says Josh Beddell.
“Stopping wasteful spending, enforcing control and accountability of Auckland Transport, and protecting the heritage and character of our local area are few of the issues that I will be fighting for."
Current Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board members Debbie Burrows and Don Allan have also been selected by C&R to stand for the Maungakiekie subdivision of the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board. They are joined by new candidate and successful local business owner, Anthony Woodcock.
With 15 years of senior management experience, current Local Board Deputy Chair Debbie Burrows has gained a reputation in her position as someone who makes things happen. She has taken an active role to ensure infrastructure supports housing intensification, smart development of the town centre and wharf area, and has advocated for an integrated public transport hub and better connections to the Manukau Harbour. Debbie currently heads InZone Education Foundation.
Constable Don Allan has been living in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki for over 25 years and has served as the local Community Constable for the past nine. Don has an accomplished record of service and community work, and is well versed with local concerns. He has championed a number of safety initiatives, including neighbourhood support and community patrols. Don’s background is in engineering, gas fitting and small business.
New candidate, Anthony Woodcock was raised in Manurewa and attended De La Salle College. Anthony is the successful local owner of the Good Home in Onehunga and understands the importance of serving the community through teamwork and connection. Anthony has two children and has lived in Maungakiekie-Tāmaki for over 15 years.