Banks Peninsula electorate

Banks Peninsula (formerly Port Hills) is currently represented by Labour's Ruth Dyson, who won comfortably with a margin of 7,916 and is not standing again in 2020. In 2017, National won the largest share of Port Hills's votes – 41% to Labour's 39%. Boundary changes expanded the electorate to include the Banks Peninsula, but removed small areas around Bromley and Aidanfield.

Catherine Chu
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
To be a strong and effective voice and advocate for the community I represent. Ensure we walk alongside our Kiwis to create jobs, sustainable growth and boundless opportunities for our communities. Education, environment, health, infrastructure, social development.
Why I’m running
My commitment to giving back to our community has led me to a passion in public service. Our region needs a strong and effective advocate who can champion the issues important to us including protecting our natural environment, more jobs, safer communities, quality roading infrastructure, access to water, and lower taxes. I'll do my utmost best to be your strong and passionate voice to deliver results for you, your families and our communities.
About me
I was born and bred in Christchurch and currently live in our electorate. I entered the University of Canterbury at age 15 and my professional career in the last six years have been in the Banking and Finance industry. For the past few years, I have also been serving at Local Government level gaining skills to be a strong advocate for the community, and learning how to get results. I am passionate about my community and focused on delivering real results that make positive change.
Party list rank
46
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Private Banker, Councillor, CDHB
Place of residence
Banks Peninsula
Age
24
Ben Atkinson
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
To be accessible to my constituents. Contact me with your issues and I will listen. I will reply and work to help you. Access to affordable housing. Ensure local government has the funding it needs to do their jobs. Instead of government restricting them.
Why I’m running
For the past 30 years New Zealand has been flipping the coin between red and blue. But should we really be leaving our dire problems to the fate of a coin toss. To chance? I'll tell you right now that I am not comfortable with leaving our housing crisis, child poverty and the ills of society to chance. And that is why I am standing for TOP, I have always been a guy who gets out and does the hard work to get results in our communities. Join me in not leaving change to chance.
About me
I'm known in my community for walking the walk. Even without the funding or resources I have always just got on with the real issue at hand. I ran a social enterprise that donated 63,000 lunches to under-privileged children. I have run projects and campaigns for men's mental health awareness and youth political engagement and I now work in mental health and addiction support for homeless people. Why would you vote for someone who says they will do the work when I'm already out there doing it.
Party list rank
7
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Mental health and addiction support
Place of residence
Somerfield
Age
34
Caleb Honiss
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Implement binding referenda so Kiwis can hold their government to account and have a say in politics. Remove tax on tax! Kiwis shouldn't pay GST on top of fuel tax or GST on top of council rates. Reduce tax! Strengthen families by introducing income splitting. This will allow you to spend more of your own money.
Why I’m running
New Zealand is a terrific country and I love living and working here. NZ is one of the easiest places in the world to start a business – but sadly one of the hardest places to stay in business. I want to see a country where we can easily grow our businesses with less red tape and unnecessary obstructions. By supporting small businesses, we can reduce our unemployment levels and reduce poverty. Majority of Kiwis want to own their own home! We need to assist them in realizing this dream.
About me
I'm a businessman, a licensed builder, property developer, investor and family man. As a teenager I worked with youth at risk and helped run holiday camps for children in Canterbury for 15 years. I have a passion for seeing small businesses succeed and for people to excel in their field of expertise. I love to see people realize their dreams of home ownership and have assisted/advised many young people in this. I love the outdoors, hunting and fishing and the New Zealand High Country.
Party list rank
No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Operations manager/director
Place of residence
Christchurch
Age
32
Eugenie Sage
List MP
My local priorities
Ensure Aotearoa's threatened plants and wildlife thrive, nature is healthy and we turn the biodiversity crisis around. Reform environmental laws to have liveable cities and towns; clean rivers; healthy oceans and thriving fisheries. Reduce waste to landfill to reduce GHG emissions, recover and re-use more materials, and create jobs.
Why I’m running
Our most important assets are nature and people. All over Aotearoa, ordinary people are doing extraordinary things – tackling big structural injustices by their practical care for people and planet and building community in the process. If everyone has a secure and warm home, food on the table, fair pay and a quality education, then Aotearoa will be a better place to live. I want to be part of a Green government which achieves this.
About me
I have been a Green MP since 2011, am currently Minister of Conservation, Land Information and Associate Minister for the Environment (waste). With the Greens in Government I have helped DOC rebuild and focus on the nature crisis; with the biggest increase in conservation funding in 16 years; put nature at the centre of our economic recovery from Covid with the $1.3 billion Jobs for Nature package; and am leading a big work programme to turn around New Zealand's rubbish record on waste.
Party list rank
6
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
3rd in Port Hills
Before politics
Regional councillor on ECAN
Place of residence
Whakaraupo/Lyttelton Harbour
Age
61
Tracey McLellan
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Economic recovery from Covid-19. We will focus on people and jobs to grow our economy. Ensure our health response continues to be robust and keeps Covid-19 at the borders. Help support communities to reduce loneliness and build social affiliation and wellbeing.
Why I’m running
I am running for election because I can't think of anything more important than to represent the Banks Peninsula electorate in the next Labour government. Labour has a plan to lead our recovery and rebuild following the global pandemic and I'd love to contribute my skills to this team effort.
About me
I am committed to our communities. I have a background in science and a PhD in psychology. I made Christchurch my home in 2002 and I am the proud parent of two sons. I worked for a number of years in clinical research focusing on better understanding dementia and traumatic brain injury. Currently I organise and advocate for our nurses and I believe I can put my skills to good use for the people in Banks Peninsula.
Party list rank
53
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Organiser, NZNO
Place of residence
Central Christchurch
Age
50
Denis O'Rourke
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Environmental sustainability, especially water, waste and recycling. I promoted practical consensus based climate change policies in the 51st parliament – still an urgent priority. Assist first home buyers and second chancers into home ownership by reintroducing state loan funding on easy terms.
Why I’m running
My vision for NZ: clean, healthy and supportive environment; disciplined, fair, and caring community; prosperous, inclusive and resilient economy. Priorities: environment, especially water, waste and recycling; practical climate change policies; state loan funding for first home buyers on easy terms; government investment in the arts, film, entertainment, and new technology based industries; stronger regional economies through New Zealand First's regional development policies.
About me
New Zealand First Candidate, Banks Peninsula. Resident of 35 years. Raised in Waltham, having seen the effects of poverty, inadequate education opportunities and sub-standard health facilities on poor households, I have always fought for a fairer more egalitarian society. 30 years a barrister and solicitor, 15 years a Christchurch City councillor, 6 years a New Zealand First MP, and many former directorships in commercial companies and crown agencies.
Party list rank
10
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
4th in Port Hills
Before politics
Lawyer
Place of residence
Banks Peninsula
Age
74

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David Fox
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30
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2017 electorate result
5th in Port Hills
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Tiamara Williams
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5
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Did not stand
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