Why I’m running
Giving back to the community was the social contract I was raised with – as a nation and community we support our neighbours when they need it. This notion of helping each other is what shone through during the recent lockdown. I hold a particular passion for education and families, and for the health and well-being of those at each end of the age spectrum, children and seniors. I believe in strong policy created from the ground up to ensure practical delivery.
I moved into Ōhāriu earlier this year and spend most of my weeks in Ngaio. Married to winemaker Ben, with three adult children, I am a Minister in the coalition Government and List MP for New Zealand First. I have had a diverse range of spokesperson responsibilities such as youth, women and family issues, research, science and technology, education, communications and IT, broadcasting, arts, culture and heritage, community and volunteer, disability issues and ethnic affairs.