20 Feb 2018

First Pacific woman has been elected to Auckland's Council

From , 4:02 pm on 20 February 2018

The first Pacific woman has been elected to become an Auckland super city councillor for the Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward in New Zealand.

Josephine Ruth Bartley says she had much support from the community, including from the Labour party, with voters making an effort to actively engage in the process.

After beating her nearest rival by 1,493 votes, she won the seat left vacant after the sitting councillor Denise Lee resigned after being elected to Parliament.

Josephine Bartley told Sara Vui-Talitu it is a privilege to be chosen.

Josephine Bartley

Josephine Bartley Photo: Supplied/ Facebook