Arena Williams (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūhoe) is a lawyer and mother of two who has served as a member of the Waitematā District Health Board and on the Unitec Institute of Technology's Te Rūnanga Advisory Group.
Arena grew up in South Auckland, where her father served as a Papakura City councillor for many years, and her mother continues to work as a GP. Professionally, Arena has worked for one of Aotearoa's leading corporate law firms. Arena has a strong background as a community organiser. She was involved in student politics and was a candidate for the Labour Party in Hunua in 2014.Read more
Arena is firmly committed to Labour's values and wants to be a champion for jobs and investment in the Manurewa electorate. She will work with the community to ensure that the local economy can rebuild stronger than ever following COVID-19.
As a candidate, Arena is very active in the Manurewa community and would be keen to get in touch if you have any thoughts or comments!