|Name:||Leslie Roy Mills|
|Birth Day:||November 1, 1934|
|Birth Place:||Auckland, New Zealand|
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He first began competing in several track and field events in 1952 for New Zealand. He competed in his first Olympics in 1960. After a successful career, he entered politics and became the mayor of Auckland City in 1990. He then began working on his online coaching career.
In the 1973 Queen's Birthday Honours, Mills was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to sport. In the 2002 Queen's Birthday and Golden Jubilee Honours, he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to local government and sport.
Mills served as the Mayor of Auckland City between 1990 and 1998. His Mayoral term commenced with a by-election in 1990 after the resignation of Dame Catherine Tizard, who had been appointed Governor-General. The new council had been formed following local body amalgamation in 1989 which saw many of the district borough councils merged into one larger city. Mills' first term oversaw the merger of these many district boroughs into one city. The Aotea Centre was also opened at the beginning of his term. Other initiatives which commenced on Mills' watch as Mayor included the introduction of the green "wheelie bins", metered user charges for water use, council assets like golf courses were leased to private management, and the city also quit some assets that no longer were of priority, like its abattoir.
Mills was defeated in a three-way contest against businessman Richard Holden and eventual winner Christine Fletcher in 1998. Mills himself was absent for most of the election campaign, leading the New Zealand team at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and mentoring the gold medal winning discus thrower Beatrice Faumuina.
Mills trained New Zealand throwers, such as Beatrice Faumuina. His personal best for the shot put was a New Zealand national record for 44 years, until 16-year-old Jacko Gill broke it on 23 April 2011 with a throw of 20.01 m
Leslie was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand.
Currently, Leslie Roy Mills is 86 years, 11 months and 18 days old. Leslie Roy Mills will celebrate 87th birthday on a Monday 1st of November 2021. Below we countdown to Leslie Roy Mills upcoming birthday.