New Auckland Councillor Josephine Bartley was sworn in on Thursday 22 February.
Councillor Bartley is the new councillor for the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward and the first Pasifika woman to be elected to Auckland Council.
In her maiden speech, Councillor Bartley spoke of the importance of the community, environment and supporting young people, and emphasised the council’s role in helping communities to ‘do well, live well and be well’.
Mayor Phil Goff welcomed Councillor Bartley and congratulated her on becoming the newest member of Auckland Council.
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The best of us: Josephine Bartley is Auckland's newest city councillor (Simon Wilson, New Zealand Herald)
First Pacific woman has been elected to Auckland's council (Interview with Josephine Bartley by Sara Vui-Talitu, Radio New Zealand)