Aupito is a strong and fearless advocate for the rights of working-class New Zealanders. He speaks passionately for the people of Māngere - a place he calls the land of the young, beautiful and gifted. He has a consistent vision that diversity is a strength for New Zealand and is proud of his own Pacific heritage.
Aupito has been the MP for Māngere since 2008. He was deputy mayor of the former Manukau City. He has been a public servant and a trade unionist in both New Zealand and in the Pacific region. As a young man he managed a family fruit shop business and was a former printer. He holds a matai title of an extended family that is now spread out across the world - Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and other parts of the USA.