October 28, 2020
Councillor wants rangatahi to think big
Efeso Collins wants to stoke the political ambitions of south Auckland rangatahi.
The Manukau ward councillor is one of the speakers at this weeks Engage Your Future hui-expo at Te Puke O Tara Community Centre in Otara, which aims to connect locals to social services, educational support and employers hit hard by COVID-19.
He says there are opportunities at Auckland council, not just in jobs but in seeking public office.
"Otara-Papatoetoe, South Auckland has a young population so if we have a young population we want to invest in our leaders now so they might think about 'I might go on to be mayor of this city, I could go on to be an MP,' so there are political aspirations these young people might have," Mr Collins says.
The Engage Your Future hui-expo continues today.
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