Sep 10, 2020 7:30 AM
Shirin Brown
Labour Candidate for Tamaki

Shirin has a background in local government, community advocacy, strategic planning and teaching, both in New Zealand and overseas.

Shirin was twice elected and served for six years in Auckland local government (2013-2019). She has a track record of working effectively with communities, NGOs and government departments to get great outcomes for local people and for the environment. Her time on the local board included developing social procurement criteria to allow local businesses and NGOs to compete for local government waste contracts, turning over occupation and management of community halls to community groups, and initiatives that support youth engagement and participation. She also successfully advocated for people to take citizenship ceremonies in Te Reo Māori.