Meet the Candidates

In 2019 PSA members and staff are standing in a number of local government and DHB election races



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Andrew Shaw, Emerge Aotearoa 
Kaipātiki Local Board, Auckland Council 

I am interested in ensuring my children's children have access to the natural environment, clean air, clean water, and safe neighbourhoods as I did when I was growing up.


Anthony Rimell

Anthony Rimell, PSA

Christchurch City Council 

I’m passionate about safe water with no chlorine in Christchurch. I want integrated public transport. I’ll push for our council to become an accredited living wage employer.



Terisa Ngobi, Housing New Zealand

Levin Ward, Horowhenua District Council

Addressing poverty and inequality are a priority, along with ensuring access to social services, including mental health professionals, disability services and support for senior and new residents. I will also be a strong voice for Pasefika at the decision-making table


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Asher Wilson-Goldman, NZ Walking Access Commission

Kāpiti Coast District Council 

I'm running for the Living Wage, well-paying jobs in Kāpiti, council-run rubbish, recycling & green waste collection, safe walking and cycling.



Cindy Schmidt, Adult Mental Health & Wellbeing

Kaipātiki Local Board, Auckland Council 

I currently work in Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing. I am passionate about providing relevant community services that are truly responsive to people’s needs.


Dale Smith

Dale Smith, WINZ

Howick Local Board 

I’m running to help increase diverse representation, as I will be the only board member under 30. I want to see our parks and facilities updated and given shade sails.



Fleur Fitzsimons, PSA

Re-election to Wellington City Council 

We have achieved historic investment in transport infrastructure and living wage accreditation. I will work to eradicate homelessness, and make reducing emissions central to decision-making.


Lee Original

Lee Orchard, Ministry of Education

Wellington City Council 

The environment, infrastructure, wellbeing, and funding prioritisation are key for me, as they determine our resilience and quality of life, and that of future generations. 


Michael Lulich

Michael Lulich, Defence Force

 Re-election to Hutt City Council

My achievements include the living wage for council staff and cleaners, homelessness funding, climate change emergency declaration, and advocating for essential infrastructure investment.


Nicole Marshall

Nicole Marshall, Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury

I want to use my experience as a groundwater scientist and local government employee to effect meaningful change. I'm standing for freshwater, transparency and accountability.





Kyle MacDonald and Eileen Brown

Two DHB candidates who have been strong advocates on mental health issues alongside the PSA are Auckland DHB candidate Kyle MacDonald and CTU Policy Advisor and Capital and Coast DHB member Eileen Brown. 


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Zoe Brownlie

Auckland DHB member and former PSA member Zoe Brownlie is also passionate about mental and public health services, and looking after healthcare staff.