As a strong advocate for the North Shore, Romy will fight for affordable housing, improved roadways and better healthcare for the electorate.
The North Shore is one of the most beautiful places in the country to live, but many locals worry their children will never be able to afford to buy here. Labour will take the crucial first steps to tackle the housing affordability crisis, and Romy is proud to stand for the party.
The North Shore is also dealing with chronic traffic congestion in places. Romy will advocate for the best deals to get our people moving, including the Second Harbour Crossing and connections to SkyPath.
With the National Party having cut $128m from the Waitemata District Health Board since 2010, Romy is also campaigning to ensure the health system can provide the services the North Shore needs.
Romy has more than 30 years of experience as a business owner, a university lecturer, an editor and an insurance adviser. He migrated to New Zealand in 2007 from the Philippines and holds two master’s degrees.
A born organiser, Romy formed and chairs the first Filipino branch of the Labour Party, and is a lead communities organiser for Multicultural Labour. He also volunteers his time to help migrant communities in the wider Auckland region.
Romy and his wife Fritzi operate out-of-school care programmes for primary school children in Blockhouse Bay and Avondale. They have two children, KG and Karyn.