Category:Mayors of Auckland
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1. John Logan Campbell (politician) – Sir John Logan Campbell was a prominent New Zealand public figure. He was the son of Doctor John Campbell and his wife Catherine and grandson of the 3rd baronet of Aberuchil and Kilbryde Castle, near Dunblane and he was described by his contemporaries as the father of Auckland. John Logan Campbell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 3 November 1817 the third and he had four sisters but his two elder brothers had died by the time he reached the age of 2. Campbell graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1839 and later that year sailed for the antipodes, New South Wales, as a surgeon on the emigrant ship Palmyra. In 1840, he came to New Zealand, arriving first in Coromandel and then the capital of New Zealand, Auckland. Campbell and William Brown who arrived at the time, were the first Europeans to settle in the area. Campbell and Brown built the first house in Auckland, and opened the first shop, John Logan Campbell quickly became prominent in Auckland, both in business circles and in public life. He was a director of the Bank of New Zealand, the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Campbell was appointed to the Auckland Executive Council on 20 March 1855, and he served until 15 September of that year. He was then Superintendent of Auckland Province from 25 November 1855 to 17 September 1856, Campbell entered the 2nd New Zealand Parliament, representing the electorates of the City of Auckland 1855–1856. He was elected unopposed on 4 August 1860 in the Suburbs of Auckland electorate, Campbell retired at the end of the 2nd Parliament in later in 1860. He was a minister without portfolio in the government of Edward Stafford between June and November 1856, Campbell was a successful businessman and had entered into a partnership with William Brown in 1840 beginning operations as Aucklands first merchant firm, Brown and Campbell. By 1856 Campbell and Brown decided that their enterprises and properties, now worth £110,000, could be entrusted to a salaried manager, Brown and his family left early in the year, but Campbells departure was delayed. These earthly baubles he gladly resigned in September, on 20 November 1856 he left the colony, he hoped for good. While travelling abroad he married, Emma Wilson on 25 February 1858, on his return early in 1871 Campbell took over full control. Two years later he bought out Browns partnership share for over £40,000 and he founded Aucklands first school of art in 1878 and supported it for 11 years. When depression overwhelmed Auckland in 1885 and the Stock Market collapsed in 1886 there began a struggle for financial survival. Campbell sold several businesses and properties concentrating his energies on Brown Campbell and Company, Campbell retained his properties at One Tree Hill partly because he wanted to create a suitable residence for his family. He envisaged an Italianate mansion similar to James Williamsons at Hillsborough and he set about planting trees to create a suitable landscape garden
2. Phil Goff – Philip Bruce Goff CNZM is the Mayor of Auckland, in office since 2016, previously he was a Member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1981 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 2016. He served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party between 11 November 2008 and 13 December 2011 and he was elected Mayor of Auckland in the October 2016 Auckland mayoral election, succeeding Len Brown, who stepped down after two terms. In the 2017 New Year Honours List announced on 31 December 2016, Goff was born and raised in Auckland. His family was poor, and his father wanted Goff to enter the workforce immediately after finishing high school. Goff, however, wished to university, a decision that caused him to leave home when only sixteen years old. By working as a worker and a cleaner, Goff was able to fund himself through university. In 1973, he was Senior Scholar in Political Studies, while completing his MA, he lectured in Political Studies. He also briefly worked as an Insurance Workers Union organiser, Goff had joined the Labour Party in 1969, the same year he left home, and held a number of administrative positions within the party. In the 1981 elections, Goff stood for Parliament in the Roskill electorate, three years later, when Labour won the 1984 elections, Goff was elevated to Cabinet, becoming its youngest member. He served as Minister of Housing and Minister of Employment, after the 1987 elections, Goff dropped the Housing portfolio, but also became Minister of Youth Affairs and Minister of Tourism. Later, after a significant rearrangement of responsibilities, Goff became Minister of Education, in the disputes between Roger Douglas and other Labour MPs, Goff generally positioned himself on the side of Douglas, supporting deregulation and free trade. In the 1990 elections, Labour was defeated, and Goff lost his own seat to Gilbert Myles. While many commentators blamed Douglass controversial reforms for Labours loss, Goff said that the problem had been in communication. In the 1993 elections, Goff was re-elected as MP for Roskill, helen Clark, Labours new leader, made him the partys spokesperson for Justice. In 1996, Goff was part of the group which asked Clark to step down as leader, Clark survived the challenge, and was advised by her allies to demote Goff, but chose not to do so. Goff retained his seat in the 1996 elections, having elected not to be placed on Labours party list, in Opposition from 1996 to 1999, Goff was Labours spokesperson on Justice, and Courts & Corrections. In the 1999 elections, which Labour won, Goff accepted seventh place on the party list, in Clarks new government, he became Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Minister of Justice. He retained this position after the 2002 elections, following the 2005 elections Winston Peters was made Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Goff was made Minister of Defence and Disarmament and retained the Trade portfolio
3. Archibald Clark (politician) – Archibald Clark was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in the Auckland Region, New Zealand. He was the first Mayor of Auckland in 1851 and his company, Archibald Clark and Sons, manufactured clothing and was a wholesaler. Clark was born in Beith, Scotland, in 1805, the son of Andrew Clark and he attended the University of Glasgow to become a Presbyterian minister, but returned home to take over his ill fathers business before completing his studies. His first wife was Margaret McCosh, the daughter of a coal mine owner. Their eldest son, James Clark, was born in 1833 in Beith, Clark decided to emigrate and they left London on the barque Thames on 18 July 1849, and arrived in Auckland with his third wife and four children on 25 November. Clark established a store in Shortland Street in 1850 and initially imported. In 1856 or 1857, his son James became a partner in the business, the company became quite large, at one time having 500 employees. The company ceased trading in 1928, in 1851, local government was inaugurated in Auckland with the establishment of the Borough of Auckland. Clark was elected as the inaugural and only mayor of the borough council, however the legality of Aucklands elevation as a Borough was legally contested and overturned. Auckland was placed under the care of a Board of Governors and he was succeeded by Walter Lee, who was chairman in 1852–1854. It was not until 1871, that Auckland was formally incorporated and he represented the City of Auckland electorate in 1860, until he was defeated. He then represented Auckland East from 1866 to 1870, and Franklin from 1871 to 1874, Clark was also a member of the Auckland Provincial Council, representing the Auckland East electorate in the 5th Council from January 1867 to November 1868. Clark read widely, an interest that he obtained during his time at university and he was well liked by his friends, and was regarded by all for his integrity and conduct. He was active in St Andrews Church and was one of the members of the congregation. The church is the oldest surviving building in Auckland as of 2015. Clark died on 17 October 1875 at his residence in Remuera, for almost two years, he had not participated in public life due to failing health. He was buried three days later at Symonds Street Cemetery and his widow, Kate Emma McCosh Clark, wrote the first New Zealand childrens story A southern cross fairy tale, which she partly illustrated, published in London in 1891
4. Catherine Tizard – Dame Catherine Anne Tizard ONZ GCMG GCVO DBE QSO DStJ was Mayor of Auckland City and the 16th Governor-General of New Zealand, the first woman to hold either office. Catherine Anne Maclean was born to Scottish immigrants, Neil and Helen Maclean, Neil was a factory worker at the local Waharoa dairy factory. She attended Matamata College, and she gained a University Bursary in her year,1948. In 1949 Catherine enrolled at Auckland University College in Zoology, while at university, Catherine met Bob Tizard, then president of the Auckland University Students Association. On their second date Bob told Catherine he was going into politics, and Im going to marry you. They married in 1951, and Bob unsuccessfully ran for the seat of Remuera later that year at the general election and he was finally successful at the 1957 election, winning in Tamaki, but was defeated three years later by Rob Muldoon. The couple moved to Avondale and started a family, with Catherine having four children in six years starting at the age of 21 with Anne, followed by Linda, Judith and they moved in 1957 to Glendowie, in the Tamaki electorate. Bob ran for and won the Pakuranga seat at the election in 1963. Catherine then returned to University to complete her degree in Zoology, Catherine was elected to the Auckland City Council in 1971 and was re-elected in 1974,1977 and 1980. She was also elected to the Auckland Regional Authority in 1980, at the time as running for Mayor of Auckland against incumbent Sir Dove-Myer Robinson. This three-way split gave the election to Kay by a margin of 2,000 votes and she opposed the 1981 Springbok tour, and an attempt to ban Hare Krishna from performing chants on Queen Street. This put considerable strain on the family as Bob was often away overseas and she and her family moved to Wellington, and she commuted to Auckland for council business. From 1976 to 1985, Tizard starred on the popular TVNZ chat show Beauty and she later attributed her success in politics to this show. Tizard decided to run for Mayor of Auckland City again at the 1983 local elections and she was the first female to serve as Mayor of Auckland, In 1984, she was made a Dame. Later in 1984 there was a riot in Queen Street. During her term as Mayor, the Aotea Centre next to Aotea Square was developed and she was also the patron of the 99th Police recruit wing in 1985 in which all 75 recruits after graduation were sent to Auckland to serve. She was re-elected in 1986, and once again in 1989 following an amalgamation of local authorities. In 1990 Auckland hosted the Commonwealth Games, an event Dame Catherine had worked to secure for Auckland and she accepted on the proviso that the Queen be informed before her Royal tour in February 1990, and that the leader of the opposition be informed
5. John Banks (New Zealand politician) – John Archibald Banks CNZM QSO is a New Zealand politician. He was a member of Parliament for the National Party from 1981 to 1999 and he was a Cabinet Minister from 1990 to 1996 and 2011 to 2013. He left Parliament after being a convicted of filing a false electoral return - a verdict which was later overturned, in between his tenures in Parliament, he served as Mayor of Auckland City for two terms, from 2001 to 2004 and from 2007 to 2010. When seven former smaller councils were combined into one to run the Auckland supercity in 2010, the electoral return that he filed after that campaign, detailing donations received and campaign expenses, was the subject of Banks conviction and eventual acquittal. After new evidence came to light, it was decided in May 2015 that there would be no retrial, Banks was born in Wellington in 1946. When he was a child, his parents Archie and Kitty were imprisoned for procuring abortions. His father was a criminal and his mother an alcoholic. From the age of two he was raised by an aunt and uncle, alongside many foster children, when John was 14, Archie was released from prison. They moved to Auckland and John attended Avondale College, in his career before entering politics, Banks worked as a market researcher in the pharmaceutical industry, as a commercial property developer, and as a restaurant owner. He served for a time as Chairman of the New Zealand Licensed Restaurant, Banks began his political career in local-body politics with election to the Birkenhead Borough Council. In the 1978 general election, Banks stood as the National Party candidate for the Roskill electorate, in the 1981 election, he stood in a different seat, Whangarei, and won. He would retain this seat for the remainder of his career with the National Party. When National won the 1990 elections, Banks entered Cabinet, becoming Minister of Police, Minister of Tourism, while Minister of Police, he was fined $750 for answering his cell phone on a commercial flight in 1991. On the final reading of New Zealands 1986 Homosexual Law Reform, John Banks said that This day will be remembered as a sad and sickening day for New Zealand. So many of these creeps have now boldly crept out of the wardrobe, in 1995, his fellow National Party Member of Parliament John Carter rang his programme impersonating a workshy Māori called Hone, which caused widespread offence. In 1996, he resigned from Cabinet, becoming a backbencher, after he refused to be in the cabinet as New Zealand First leader. Banks retired from Parliament at the 1999 elections, returning in 2011, in 2001, he contested and won the Auckland City mayoralty, defeating the incumbent Christine Fletcher. Banks remained controversial in his new role, although often regarding financial and he governed with the support of the traditional incumbent ticket at Auckland City, Citizens and Ratepayers Now
6. Dove-Myer Robinson – Sir Dove-Myer Robinson was Mayor of Auckland City from 1959 to 1965 and from 1968 to 1980, the longest tenure of any holder of the office. He was a character and became affectionately known across New Zealand as Robbie. He was one of several Jewish mayors of Auckland, although he rejected Judaism as a teenager and he has been described as a slight, bespectacled man whose tiny stature was offset by a booming voice and massive ego. Born Mayer Dove Robinson in Sheffield, England, he was the sixth of seven children of Ida Brown, while his father described himself as a master jeweller, he actually sold trinkets and second-hand furniture, and the family was poor and often on the move. Robinsons mother influenced his upbringing by transmitting the strict values her rabbi father had taught her and his Jewish heritage ensured that he was often targeted by anti-semitic violence in the schools he attended. The family moved to New Zealand in 1914, where his father worked as a pawnbroker, Dove-Myer, as he later called himself, found New Zealand agreeable and lacking in the intermittent persecutions he had previously faced. Robinson entered politics in the late 1940s when he led the opposition to a sewage dumping scheme that would have discharged untreated effluent into the Hauraki Gulf. When elected in 1953 as a councillor, he proposed and eventually realised a scheme to break down the sewage in oxidation ponds near the Manukau Harbour and his success in the scheme later on helped him gain his first mayoralty of Auckland City. It was in his term as Mayor that he led the push to found the Auckland Regional Council. Robinson lost the 1965 mayoral election by 1134 votes to Roy McElroy, the Citizens and Ratepayers candidate, Robinson died in Auckland on 14 August 1989
7. Ernest Davis (brewer) – Sir Ernest Hyam Davis was a New Zealand businessman, and was Mayor of Auckland City, New Zealand from 1935 to 1941. He was also on other Auckland local bodies and on various philanthropic and he was Mayor of Newmarket 1909–1910. He was born in Nelson, and attended Bishops School Nelson, on 2 August 1899, he married Marion Mitchell, who had made a career as an opera singer with her debut at age 14. He was in the industry, W Macarthur & Co. In 1923 New Zealand Breweries was formed and he was a brewery baron for half a century and a master tactician against the Prohibition movement. His brother Eliot Davis was also in the brewing company, during the 1912 Waihi miners strike the strike leaders were imprisoned, but were released in November for securities of £1600, the bond was later found to have been put up by Davis. He was a source of funds for the Labour Party for half a century. He was the employer of Michael Joseph Savage for most of the period 1908–1919 and he also employed John A. Lee to manage the Palace Hotel in Rotorua from 1929 to 1931 after the latter lost his seat in Parliament. A millionaire who from 1912 until his death was a generous financial supporter of the Labour Party. A ruthless businessman, benefactor of worthy causes, and with an eye for the opposite sex, Davis was the owner of the Grand Hotel Auckland from the death of his father Moss Davis in 1910 until 1962 when he died himself. He had collected an amount of Victorian paintings, which hung in the hotel until its closure in 1966 when leased by Hancock & Co. Ltd from the Ara Masonic Lodge and he was also a racehorse owner and yachtsman, and was knighted as a Knight Bachelor in 1937. In 1935 Davis was elected Mayor of Auckland with Citizens Committee endorsement and he greatly increased his majority when re-elected in 1938. Davis was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by the Republic of France on 2 April 1938 for his services to the French Navy during their visits to Auckland and he was a brother of Eliot Davis, MLC. Knight Bachelor -1937 Chevalier of the Legion of Honour -1938 Foster, ministry for Culture and Heritage / Te Manatū Taonga. Labours path to independence, The Origins and Establishment of the New Zealand Labour Party. Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland University Press, from the Cradle to the Grave, a biography of Michael Joseph Savage
8. Mayor of Auckland – The Mayor of Auckland is the directly elected head of the Auckland Council, the local government authority for the Auckland Region in New Zealand, which it controls as a unitary authority. The mayor has significant executive powers, their own staff and the ability to appoint the chairpersons of the councils committees, the position was first elected on 9 October 2010 for the establishment of the Auckland Council on 1 November 2010. The Council replaced seven territorial authority councils and the Auckland Regional Council, before 2010, the term Mayor of Auckland applied to the mayor of Auckland City Council. The mayoral office had a budget of $4.1 million, Brown preferred not to use the honorific His Worship. Contenders in the 2013 Auckland mayoral election included Brown, John Minto, Brown announced in November 2015 that he would not contest the 2016 mayoralty election. There were 19 contenders for the position, and Phil Goff won against Victoria Crone, John Palino, and Chlöe Swarbrick
9. Dick Hubbard – Richard John Dick Hubbard ONZM is a New Zealand businessman and politician, founder and principal of Hubbard Foods in Auckland, and Mayor of Auckland City from 2004 to 2007. His management of Hubbard Foods gained some prominence for its participation in, Hubbard also spent a few years managing the Food Processing Factory in Niue, processing mainly lime, passionfruit and papaya. Hubbard founded New Zealand Businesses for Social Responsibility and became Chairman of the New Zealand National Parks & Conservation Foundation and he has been a supporter of Outward Bound in New Zealand. He was elected Mayor of Auckland City on 9 October 2004, succeeding John Banks, born in Paeroa on 18 December 1946, Hubbard is the son of Colin Hubbard and Margaret Hubbard. He was educated at Paeroa College from 1960 to 1964, and then studied at Massey University from 1965 to 1969, in 1970 Hubbard married Diana Reader, and the couple went on to have two children, including the transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard. Although formally independent, Hubbards support on Aucklands council was derived from the centre-left leaning City Vision, Labour, Hubbard was defeated by John Banks in the 2007 local body elections, by a margin of 10,000 votes. Hubbard won 35,314 of the votes compared to Banks 45,387 votes in a marked by low voter turn-out. Hubbard was conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Massey University in 1999, in the 2001 New Year Honours he was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the community
10. Len Brown – Leonard Len Brown is a former Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand and head of the Auckland Council. Brown had previously been elected Mayor of Manukau City in October 2007, Brown is married to Shirley Anne Shan Inglis, and has three daughters, Samantha, Olivia and Victoria. They live in Totara Heights, a suburb of Manukau, Brown was born in Taumarunui, Ruapehu District, Manawatu-Wanganui Region. His family moved to Otara in Auckland when he was seven years old and he attended Mayfield Primary School, Papatoetoe Intermediate School and De La Salle College. He remembers his youth in prosperous small-town New Zealand fondly, remarking on them as generous, generous days, while not having grown up fully in Auckland, his family often travelled to see relatives there, his parents having originally moved to Taumarunui from South Auckland. A lawyer by profession, Brown was a partner at law firm Wynyard Wood and he was first elected to the Manukau City council in 1992, and continued as councillor until 2004 when he did not run for re-election. He was also the chairperson of the Counties Manukau Health Council from 1998, Brown first ran for mayor of Manukau in 2004, and narrowly lost to long serving mayor Sir Barry Curtis, he lost by fewer than 600 votes. Brown had considered requesting a re-count due to the closeness of the vote, despite his affiliation with the New Zealand Labour Party since age 17, Brown did not run for election in the 2005 General Election, and instead returned to working for Wynyard Wood. Brown resigned from Wynard Wood in 2007 to focus on his candidacy full-time, in August 2007, both Quax and Brown were polling neck and neck. Brown ran on several policies, including, capping rates at the cost of inflation, increasing public transport, and working with youth in the region. Brown won the election in October 2007 with more than 32,000 votes, his next closest rival Dick Quax had less than 18,000, and he was sworn in on 26 October 2007 at the Manukau City Council hall. On 31 May 2008 he suffered an attack, while at a music awards ceremony. The condition arose from a previously unrecognised congenital heart problem and Brown was admitted to Auckland Hospital, Brown had successful heart bypass surgery two days later and made a full recovery, returning to mayoral duties after a few months. His wife acknowledged that the attack was not stress-related, but rather a family issue, in August 2009, Brown announced that he would run for the mayoralty of the combined Auckland super-city in the Auckland mayoral election,2010. His campaign speech focused on delivering public transport, public ownership of the regions public assets, environmental protection, economic and social development. He won the position by a majority of 65,945 votes over main rival candidate, Auckland City mayor John Banks, on 9 October 2010 and his subsequent explanations for these purchases were also scrutinised at a council meeting, where Brown repeatedly slapped his face and got emotional. An advisor later explained that Browns emotional behaviour was attributable to his use of a Maori tradition, another council expense claim included an $810 dinner at a restaurant, which Brown has refused to discuss who was in attendance. He noted that the event was a fundraiser for a singer for which the Council bought a table
11. James Clark (businessman) – James McCosh Clark was Mayor of Auckland in the 1880s. He was a businessman until many of his ventures failed during the depression of the 1880s. He was the son of Archibald Clark, Clark was born in Beith, Scotland, in 1833, the eldest son of the merchant Archibald Clark and his first wife, Margaret McCosh. Archibald Clark decided to emigrate to New Zealand with his wife and four children. He joined the Volunteer Forces and was a captain in the Invasion of Waikato in 1863, Clark joined his fathers company as a partner in 1856 or 1857, and the company was renamed Archibald Clark and Sons. They manufactured clothing and were a wholesaler, at one time employing some 500 staff, Clark became the senior partner following his fathers death in October 1875. He was involved in other companies. His investment in the Moanataiari gold mining company made him a rich man, Moanataiari is now a suburb of Thames in the Coromandel. All the Auckland shipping owners combined into one company in 1881, the depression in the second half of the 1880s affected this company, but Clark managed to the secure the services of a new managing director in 1888 who could turn the situation around. Clark was one of the backers of business entrepreneur Thomas Russell. The group of businessmen and companies behind Russell became known as the Limited Circle, the funds came from the proceeds of the Thames gold rush. Members of the Limited Circle founded the Bank of New Zealand in 1861 and he was president of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce in 1879–1881. With Josiah Firth, Clark established the Te Aroha Battery Company and it was one of the many speculative deals which did not go well, and the depression in the second half of the 1880s necessitated a sale, which was done in 1887 incurring a great loss. The Thames Valley and Rotorua Railway Company was another such venture, it parts of the Rotorua. While Archibald Clark and Sons prospered, several other of Clarks businesses failed, Clark was a member of the Auckland Provincial Council, representing the Newton electorate on the 6th Council from December 1869 to September 1870. He was Mayor of Auckland from 1880 to 1883, in November 1880,1881 and 1882, respectively, he was elected unopposed on all occasions. During his term in Office, the first tramway was constructed, Clarks council also decided on the site of the library and art gallery, still occupied today by the Auckland Art Gallery. On retiring from the mayoralty, he was given a telescope in appreciation of his services, in 1886–1887, Clark represented the Grafton ward as a Councillor