Standing for Auckland Council, for the Howick Ward And District Health Board
It’s time to stop talking and get east Auckland moving says Paul Young, a candidate for both the Auckland Council and the Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB) elections.
Mr Young was elected as a Howick Ward councilor on September 13 after winning a by-election held to fill the vacancy left after the passing away of Councillor Dick Quax in May this year.
Young came to New Zealand around 30 years ago from Taiwan and settled in Howick where he and his wife Rosana raised two children while he established a marketing, concert promotion and photographic business in Somerville.
The city’s first Chinese councillor says his priority is quality public transport with trackless trams running on rubber wheels on streets with all the best features of light rail and none of the worst, such as emissions while serving more passengers for far less investment.
His other priority is law and order. He supports more CCTV and ANPR cameras to both deter and help solve crime.
“As an Asian-Kiwi, I want to ensure new immigrants integrate into our community while ensuring we all benefit from their contribution,” he says.
“Also, I will never tire of ensuring East Auckland ratepayers get their fair share of funding.”
Paul says that he is contesting the DHB elections after witnessing the care given to his 93-year-old father who is now in a rest home and his mum who is currently in Middlemore Hospital.
“It’s all the encouragement I needed to stand for the Health Board with a determination to support those health professionals while pressing for better facilities for the ever-growing population in an area where my family and I have lived for thirty years,” he says.