Ben Goodale

Ben Goodale

Portage Licensing Trust – Ward 4 (Titirangi / Green Bay)


Brief info

I’ve lived in Titirangi for over 20 years, raising my family here and enjoying the benefits of a great natural environment. I’m a successful marketing professional and business leader, married with two teenage daughters.

Having grown up with parents in the licensed trade, I’m well aware of the positive community aspects of a thriving local nightlife with better options for dining, drinking and entertainment. I firmly believe that Titirangi and the West could do better.

The Trusts were established to serve West Auckland, but they need to work much harder to deliver for the community and their monopoly stifles interesting developments and choice. A change is needed in the way they operate.

A member of the Trusts Action Group advocating for greater choice, transparency and democracy, I support a referendum on the monopoly. This will give the community a choice.