North Island Provincial PSAY Convenor By-elections


Profiles of the people standing for PSAY North Island Provincial Convenor

Jacob CrownName: Jacob Hami Crown
Workplace: Healthcare NZ
Location: Waikato

Why are you standing to become a PSAY convenor, and what interests you most about the role?

I would like the opportunity to continue to work with PSAY members to grow our network.

What has been your previous involvement with the PSA Youth network?
Currently I am the youth observer on the CPS sector committee. I have held a good line of communication with the previous convenor (Liam) and I also attended last year's Youth Hui.

How have you been involved in other aspects of the PSA?
I am currently a delegate and have a good relationship with my organizer Chris Ollington. Next week Chris, myself and Pania Love (National Convenor for CPS) are traveling to Auckland to attend a career force conference. I join my fellow members in solidarity especially at the last industrial action for IR that took place here in Hamilton.

What do you think you would bring to the role if elected as a convener?
I believe I am able to express my opinions in a non direct, yet assertive manner. I believe that I will be a strong advocate for growing our union. I have excellent time management skills and the ability to stand up for what's right.

What would be your top priorities in the role?
Building stronger relationships between PSAY members and making the network feel more accessible to members in the regions.

How would you encourage member participation?
I would plan events that encouraged members to participate and would keep members informed and in touch with the events happening not only within our network but across the union.

Danielle Liddell2Name: Danielle Liddell

Workplace: Tauranga City Council

Location: Tauranga

Why are you standing to become a PSAY convenor, and what interests you most about the role?

In the last few days at congress I was reunited with some of the friends I'd made in the wider PSA network - spending time around these people, and being a part of the effort to pass our youth motions is something I really clicked with and want to spend far more of my time and energy investing in.

What has been your previous involvement with the PSA Youth network?

I attended the 2017 youth hui, helping to elect the current convenor team and determine the current focus and direction of PSAY.

How have you been involved in other aspects of the PSA?

I am a workplace delegate, and have put in some important mahi around trying to confirm our membership list (alas, ongoing), and was also selected to attend the 2018 congress as a part of the local government representation.

What do you think you would bring to the role if elected as a convener?

In the barest terms, I bring with me Māori and women representation, but I think that these identities provide me with the ability to think with compassion, but (importantly imo) do so with a no nonsense attitude. I'm a precise and friendly communicator.

What would be your top priorities in the role?

As somebody coming into the role partway through the term, I think it's really important to get a feel for what the convenor team are currently working on. Outside of that, I'd be keen to organise some youth meet ups across the NI provincial area - reasoning below.

How would you encourage member participation?

Something that my ma has always reminded me, is that people will show up if there's food, and I really do think that showing up is half the battle with encouraging engagement from members. It's a really special kind of atmosphere and energy that comes from getting a group of like minded young public servants in the same room, and it's frankly addictive.

Morrison Aldridge picName: Morrison Aldridge

Workplace: Studylink

Location: Palmerston North

Why are you standing to become a PSAY convenor, and what interests you most about the role?

I am a PSA delegate and through my time in this role have found the enjoyment I get from the position in helping out my workplace staff and contributing in any way that I can. I see this as an opportunity to further my involvement while learning at a higher level and getting involved further into a role that I can do more in.

What has been your previous involvement with the PSA Youth network?

Have attended outside work functions run by the youth network that I’ve been able to make and keep up to date on all the information coming out of the network.

How have you been involved in other aspects of the PSA?

I am currently a fully trained PSA site delegate at StudyLink.
I have also been involved in PSA events outside of Studylink.

What do you think you would bring to the role if elected as a conven0r?

I like to have something to focus my time and energy into as otherwise I can get easily bored so I believe the biggest thing I’ll bring to the role is a great determination to get stuck in and hit the road running and just never stop (all running is metaphorical as myself and running don’t get along but an nice multiple day hike sound Ideal)

What would your top priorities be in the role?

My number one priority would be growth. Showing off all that we do as a union and can benefit from by being a part of a union in a time where unions aren’t as much of a part of our lives growing up as it was for our parents and family. A lot of potential members don’t know what a union does and how it can help. I want to try further the knowledge in this area and believe that it will directly lead to growth.

How would you encourage member participation?

So I like simple and straight forward communication, I’ll be open and honest with you even if sometime it isn’t the outcome you wanted. I like to talk in person or at least a call as emails aren’t great especially one on one and finally I like to try make situation fun and enjoyable, occasionally using a few horribly great puns :) as I’m always about having a good laugh.

Malavai picName: Malavai P-Misikei
Workplace: Oranga Tamariki
Location: New Plymouth

Why are you standing to become a PSAY convenor, and what interests you most about the role?

I wish to stand for the North Island Provincial because I have had great support from the PSA, but I believe there is so much more that we can do for our members. There is a need for our young people to develop as leaders of tomorrow. I really would like to see and provide an opportunity for the voices of our young Pasefika members. I have a BA Majoring in Political Science.

What has been your previous involvement with the PSA Youth network?

I have attended Youth Leadership Training and have been keeping up to date with information coming out via PSAY communications.

How have you been involved in other aspects of the PSA?

I have been a member of the PSA for the past 5 years and have been a Site Delegate for the past year and a half. Whilst in my Site Delegate role I have attended various delegate training courses as well as attending PSAY and Women’s Network Leadership training and conferences. I am currently a member of the bargaining team for the PSA and OT collective.

What do you think you would bring to the role if elected as a convener?

I have a sound knowledge of PSA as well as experience as a Site Delegate. I work well with a team. I have experience in organising youth events through church as well as being a part of church boards. I have a passion for our pasifika voice to bear heard. I have developed my problem solving skills so that they can be adaptable to situations that change on a regular basis. I am creative in finding solutions. I am able to record and analyse information, take notes and prepare reports and summaries.

What would your top priorities be in the role?

  • To increase participation of PSAY members in their local worksites
  • To increase the Pasifika voice within PSAY
  • To advocate on issues that will affect our PSAY members
  • Ensure every opportunity is given to our members to develop as leaders of tomorrow

How would you encourage member participation?

Create a campaign (such as the DHB at the heart of our Admin) that encourages young people to be apart of their local PSAY groups as well as events. This could be expanding on what is already in place.

Through leadership training encouraging members to speak up on issues in their areas or within PSA.