New Zealand Labour Party

Hon Aupito William Sio

MP for Māngere

Minister for Pacific Peoples

Associate Minister for Courts and of Justice

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Hon Aupito William Sio arrived in New Zealand as an eight year old when his parents migrated from Samoa to live in Otahuhu in 1969. His father comes from the village of Letaupe in the district of Lotofaga, Samoa, while his mother’s side is from the village of Satapuala.

Aupito William has been the Labour Party Member of Parliament for Mangere since 2008. Previously he was a City Councillor in Auckland for the Otara ward, and the first Pacific Deputy Mayor for Manukau City. In 2017 he was sworn in as Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Courts, Associate Minister for Justice.

Aupito William is passionate about advocating for diversity and the needs of Pacific peoples. In addition, he has been very vocal about climate change and how it is affecting the smaller islands and atolls in the Pacific region.


Contact Hon Aupito William Sio

Māngere electorate office

Phone: 09 275 5345

Unit 19 Wadden Place, Mangere Town Centre, Auckland

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 9870

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Latest from Hon Aupito William Sio

Government must review state sector retirement investment

August 27, 2016

The State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme has no business investing in companies which manufacture cluster bombs, anti-personnel mines and nuclear weapons, Labour MP and Parliamentarians for Global Action executive member Su’a William Sio says.

“I endorse the call made by the Public Service Association to stop this investment as it runs counter to New Zealand's historic stance against all these weapons over the past three decades.

Councils shouldn’t rush into Easter Trading

August 27, 2016

City and district councils must ensure they don’t rush into trading on Easter Sunday ahead of local body elections next month, Labour’s Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says.

“This decision must be taken seriously and only after extensive consultation with local communities. Councils that agree to Easter Trading will be giving away one of only three-and-a-half days families are guaranteed to be able to spend together without the pressure of work.

Growing concern over Pacific Business Trust

April 07, 2016

A business lifeline for Pacific Communities is being ripped apart and sold off without proper consultation, says Labour’s Pacific Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio.

“The Pacific Business Trust is government appointed and was recently placed into liquidation.

“It is now selling off its assets, including land, buildings and artwork.

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