Candidate Responses

With more than 1 million Aucklanders active each week, sport and recreation is a community cornerstone, delivering significant mental health and well-being, social, educational and economic benefits.  With the next term of Auckland local government leadership setting the 2021-31 Long Term Plan, who we elect as our representatives is crucial.  Those at the Council table will set the budgets that either enable us to deliver sport, recreation and physical activity to Aucklanders, or limit what we can achieve.

Names in blue have answered questionnaire and names in black (unlinked) are yet to respond.


Mayoral Candidates

Tricia Cheel

Michael Coote

David John Feist

Genevieve Forde

Phil Goff

Alezix Heneti

Jannaha Henry

John Hong

Ted Johnston

Susanna Kruger

Craig Lord

Brendan Bruce Maddern

Thanh Binh Nguyen

Phil O’Connor

Tom Sainsbury/Fiona

Glen Snelgar

Tadhg Tim Stopford

John Tamihere

Peter Vaughan

Annalucia Vermunt

Wayne Young


Ward Councillor Candidates

View responses here

Local Boards

To see what Local Board candidates have to say, in response to a similar invitation, click on the appropriate regional area below:


CLM Community Sport 

Franklin, Papakura, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu

Harbour Sport

Rodney, Hibiscus & Bays, Upper Harbour, Kaipātiki, Devonport-Takapuna

Sport Auckland

Albert-Eden, Puketāpapa, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Ōrākei, Howick, Waiheke, Great Barrier, Waitematā

Sport Waitakere

Waitākere Ranges, Henderson-Massey, Whau,