Michael Wood


MP for Mt Roskill

Spokesperson for Transport, Ethnic Communities, Consumer Affairs & Revenue.

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Michael has spent many years working at the grassroots level in Mt Roskill, driven by the core belief that people do well when living in strong, fair, and supportive communities. He has been a member of the Puketapapa Local Board since 2010, winning Council investment to upgrade local parks and speaking up on local issues like the Three Kings quarry development and the campaign to save seniors’ social housing at Liston Village.

Some of Michael’s other career highlights have been his work for Habitat Humanity, his work as chair of his local Board of Trustees, and the number of years he spent as a senior negotiator for the Finance Sector union Finsec, ensuring that the big Aussie banks gave their New Zealand workers a fair deal. Through his work in various organisations, Michael has developed a strong view that if we get the basics right — good jobs with fair wages, decent housing, and a strong public education system — we’ll solve many other social issues.

Along with his wife Julie and their three young sons, Michael lives in Roskill South where he loves to tramp along the Waikowhai Coast (trapping the odd rat and possum along the way), tends to a very neglected vegetable garden, and likes to listen to deeply unfashionable 70s rock.

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Phone: 04 817 6775

Electorate Office:

559 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland 1023
Phone: 09 624 2278

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Latest from Michael Wood

Government’s Johnny-come-lately approach to multinational tax won’t wash

August 03, 2017

It’s a case of baby steps for a Government that still allows multinational companies to avoid paying their fair share of tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood.

“After nine years in government, five years after the issue of multinational tax avoidance was placed on the IRD’s work programme, and two weeks after Labour’s own detailed proposal was released, the Government is to be congratulated on their relatively quick response.

Government suppresses better transport options for Auckland

July 28, 2017

A newly-revealed un-redacted report into options for Auckland freight movement shows the Government has been actively trying to suppress more efficient and cost-effective options to construct a third rail line, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Michael Wood.

“While Auckland’s congestion gets worse by the day, the Government has been caught out trying to cover up the very strong case for investment in a third main rail line on the Southern line.

Nats show they’re the tax dodgers’ best friends

July 19, 2017

The government is taking the knife to IRD at a time when we need a highly skilled department to ensure that multinationals and speculators don’t get away with dodging tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood.

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