Nick Smale

Nick Smale

Waitakere Licensing Trust - Ward 1 (Te Atatu)


Brief info

I live in Te Atatu with my wife and three young kids. I enjoyed a successful career spanning both public and private sectors, working in research, manufacturing and finance, before stepping away to be a full-time dad.

I love going out to spend time with my friends and family while sharing great food, wine and beer. For me, licensed venues are places where people can come together and connect with each other. West Auckland’s hospitality scene could be so much better.

I’m passionate about The Trusts and want them to become more open and honest, to give back better (and more), and to bring to life West Auckland’s ambitions. It’s time the Trusts truly served the community’s best interests.

As a member of the Trusts Action Group, advocating for greater choice, transparency and democracy, I support a referendum on The Trusts’ monopoly. Our community deserves a choice.