Cap mi­grants, in­crease po­lice

Toa Green­ing, 45, New Zealand First can­di­date, lives in The Gar­dens.

Papakura Courier - - FRONT PAGE -

Get­ting can­did: 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

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

Auck­land for 21 years, 17 years in The Gar­dens. I grew up in Hast­ings, Hawkes Bay with Maori and Dutch par­ents.

Give me three words that come to mind when I say ‘South Auck­land’? Home sweet home. Where’s the best place to buy din­ner in your elec­torate?

Mini Siam at South­gate, the best take­away Thai food in the South.

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

The harder you work the luck­ier you get.

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

At the age of 19, while study­ing for an en­gi­neer­ing de­gree, I was di­ag­nosed with ker­a­to­conus of both eyes. It took four years to adapt to the par­tial blind­ness of the con­di­tion.

In that time I com­pleted my four-year de­gree and launched into a very suc­cess­ful IT ca­reer.

Who is the Kiwi you ad­mire most - and why?

Hast­ings district coun­cil­lor Henare O’Keefe, the gi­ant-hearted com­mu­nity leg­end of Hast­ings.

His com­pas­sion and un­re­lent­ing work to up­lift his im­pov­er­ished com­mu­nity is an in­spi­ra­tion for any­one seek­ing to be­come a com­mu­nity leader.

When I’ve got a free few hours I like to… Go off-road moun­tain bik­ing. Tell us what your party’s poli­cies will do for peo­ple in this com­mu­nity?

Only New Zealand First has been stead­fast in ad­vo­cat­ing to re­duce im­mi­gra­tion to sus­tain­able lev­els and we will do that by im­ple­ment­ing a high­skilled im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy which is capped at 10,000 per year.

The pro­lif­er­a­tion of metham­phetamine and syn­thetic drugs is de­stroy­ing South Auck­land ... New Zealand First is the only party that can be trusted to in­crease po­lice num­bers by1800 so that the po­lice can fo­cus on the man­u­fac­tur­ers and ma­jor dis­trib­u­tors of metham­phetamine and syn­thetic drugs.

A party vote for New Zealand First will hold the next govern­ment ac­count­able to re­duc­ing im­mi­gra­tion num­bers and in­creas­ing our po­lice force. A very strong party vote for New Zealand First will mean we can main­tain su­per­an­nu­a­tion lev­els, re­move the TPPA, op­pose sep­a­ratist race based laws and poli­cies, stop the sale of our land to for­eign in­vestors and halt the pri­vati­sa­tion of our state as­sets.

New Zealand First Pa­pakura can­di­date Toa Green­ing.

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