Find a pas­sion and work for it

Kan­waljit Singh Bak­shi, 53, is the Na­tional Party can­di­date for Manukau East.

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In the lead up to the gen­eral elec­tion, we go be­hind the bill­boards and party colours to give you a ‘first per­son’ in­sight into the as­pir­ing can­di­dates. We are pub­lish­ing their images in black and white so you can get to see them as peo­ple not just as politi­cians and their po­lit­i­cal brands. #get­ting­can­did

Get­ting can­did: How long have you lived here and where are you orig­i­nally from?

Born in Delhi, In­dia, I mi­grated to New Zealand in 2001.

Give me three words that come to mind when I say ‘South Auck­land’?

Vi­brant, inclusive and mul­ti­cul­tural.

Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in your elec­torate?

Chawla’s in Manukau.

What’s one piece of wis­dom you’d like to pass on to oth­ers, par­tic­u­larly young peo­ple?

Find your pas­sion and work to­wards ex­celling in it.

What’s one trial or strug­gle that you’ve over­come?

When we up­root a plant and put it in a new place it takes time to get ac­cli­ma­tised to the weather

Sir Ed­mund Hil­lary, for his ac­com­plish­ment. For his easy go­ing and wel­com­ing at­ti­tude that Our poli­cies will con­tinue grow­ing our econ­omy, see­ing

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