Find a passion and work for it
Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, 53, is the National Party candidate for Manukau East.
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