Former coach stands for Council

Former coach stands for Council

Former Rugby league coach Graham Lowe will stand against current Albany Ward councillors John Watson and Wayne Walker in the local body elections.

Mr Lowe is standing as an Auckland Future candidate, alongside Hibiscus & Bays and Upper Harbour Local Board member Lisa Whyte.

The Auckland Future mandate is to secure a centre right majority on Council. They have stated that bringing forward the building of the Penlink Road is also a priority.

Mr Lowe coached the New Zealand Kiwis in the 1980s, then coached Wigan in the UK.

He is known for charitable work through his Lowie Foundation, which focuses on improving education outcomes through sport but has only given money to Age Concern Rodney in recent years.

He was awarded the Queens Service Medal in 1986 and in 2013 was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to the Community.


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