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.
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.