Mika Haka

Candidate for Auckland Central

Mika is standing in Auckland Central, New Zealand's very own metropolis. He has spent years on the front line, working and helping youth through his foundation. Mika sees TOP as a kindred soul in his quest to unashamedly promote opportunities for young people of all ages and differences.

Mika was born in Te Wai Pounamu and became a Māori breakdance pioneer. He has performed for Prince Charles at Holyrood Palace and wowed audiences at an astonishing ten Edinburgh Festivals - cementing his place as a Kiwi icon. Through his illustrious career Mika has won acclaim throughout New Zealand and thrilled worldwide audiences across the UK, US, Europe and Asia.

Today, Mika enjoys an enviable reputation as an accomplished artist, Television and Film Producer. His work spans stage, film, television and music. He has released seven albums and ten Television shows for digital networks. With one foot poised in the past, Mika is always looking towards the future.

Mika considers Auckland to be the birthplace of the arts and the cultural heartbeat of New Zealand. He sees TOP's policies as enabling all people to follow their creative dreams and aspirations. Young people are our future and to protect that future we must provide opportunities for their talents, abilities and skills to flourish.