David Hay (Auckland politician)
David John Hay CNZM (born 1947/1948) is a New Zealand politician and businessman. He served as mayor of Mt Roskill from 1987 to 1989, and deputy mayor of Auckland City on three occasions (1991–1998, 2001–2004, and 2007–2010). He was also an Auckland Regional Councillor between 2004 and 2007. He is the managing director of Keith Hay Homes Limited, founded by his father.
Early life and family
Born in 1947/1948, Hay is the son of Keith Wilson Hay, the founder of Keith Hay Homes Ltd, and Enid Marjorie Hay (née Paris). He graduated from the University of Auckland with a commerce degree, and obtained accountancy and chartered secretarial qualifications from Auckland Institute of Technology.
In 1983, Hay was elected as a member of the Mount Roskill Broough Council, and served as mayor of that borough between 1987 and 1989, when it was absorbed into Auckland City. He was subsequently elected to the Auckland City Council on the Citizens & Ratepayers ticket, and served as deputy mayor between 1991 and 1998 under Les Mills, and from 2001 to 2004 and 2007 to 2010 under John Banks. His achievements on council included the restoration of the Civic Theatre and the establishment of Metrowater, and he supported the formation of the Auckland supercity. However, he did not seek election to the new Auckland Council in 2010.
Hay has been involved with the housing construction company founded by his father, Keith Hay Homes Limited, since 1972, rising to become managing director of the firm.
Hay is known for his advocacy of Christian conservative values, and opposition to the annual gay-pride Hero Parade in Auckland. He is a significant contributor to the socially and economically conservative Maxim Institute think tank in Auckland.
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