Ōtaki electorate

Ōtaki is currently represented by National's Nathan Guy, who won comfortably with a margin of 6,156 and is not standing again in 2020. In 2017, National won the largest share of Ōtaki's votes – 46% to Labour's 36%. Ōtaki has one of the highest median ages (47) of any electorate in the country.

Amanda Vickers
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Ensure funding for a local hospital properly equipped for emergency care. Advocate for a new primary school in Waikanae. Support commuter rail going north.
Why I’m running
Systems should be made for people, not the other way around. Society's problems include poverty, inequality, a housing crisis, environmental degradation and a serious infrastructure and state sector deficit. Only when we change our monetary system can we hope to fix this. Anything else is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Tax and borrow cannot possibly work any longer. We need to address the issue at its core and implement a sovereign, Crown-issued monetary system.
About me
I was raised on the Kapiti Coast and still love it here. I stood as an independent candidate for Otaki in 2014 to advocate for a Sovereign monetary system, before joining Social Credit. I see the result of our country's institutional problems being played out right here in our electorate. That's why I'm taking a stand to implement a better system. I was also a strong anti-TPP campaigner and am a strong advocate of Binding Citizens' Initiated Referenda.
Party list rank
2
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Veterinary surgeon
Place of residence
Waikanae
Age
49
Martin Frauenstein
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
A hospital in the electorate for a growing and ageing suburban population. A growing population needs more primary and secondary schools. Electrification and commuter rail service and a four lane highway to Levin. Less cars in Wellington, CBD needs better alternatives.
Why I’m running
Successive governments have underestimated the intelligence of the New Zealand voter and shown contempt for them by ignoring their voice on referenda. They have minimised core family structures, wasted tax-payer dollars on frivolous projects and harmful social programs, doing nothing to improve the plight of low income families. It is for these reasons that I have decided to stand for New Conservative in the Ōtaki electorate.
About me
Eliminating waste has been my focus for 20 years implementing systems in factories. Successive career politicians have created waste that they no longer see, a new set of eyes is now needed; that is what I offer. I have seen and lived apartheid in action, NZ can live without it. I have seen the government gravy train in motion, NZ will be richer without it. I have seen the breakdown of the family structure, NZ will be stronger and punch still higher with stronger families. It is time for change.
Party list rank
20
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
6th in Ilam
Before politics
Enterprise solution architect
Place of residence
Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu
Age
64
Bernard Long
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Electrify rail from Wellington (Waikanae) to Palmerston North. Restore Lake Horowhenua and introduce regenerative horticulture in Horowhenua. Guarantee Minimum Income for my electorate and all of NZ.
Why I’m running
I am standing as the Green candidate because I am concerned about climate justice and social justice. We face persistent social justice challenges and more seriously, climate induced crises.
About me
My heritage compels me to speak up when something is clearly wrong, such as it is now. My practical social work and activism in relation to French nuclear testing, the Vietnam war, the 1981 Springbok tour and recently in Extinction Rebellion support this. To give you an idea of my socialist philosophy I am a strong proponent of a citizens assembly on climate and ecological justice, wealth tax and a pilot universal basic income program (UBI).
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Authorised financial adviser
Place of residence
Waitarere Beach Levin
Age
71
Terisa Ngobi
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Lobby for access to hospital/health services in our northern and southern end of our electorate. Ensure the completion of four lanes and extension of rail to Levin as Labour have committed to in $12 billion dollar upgrade. Our welfare system: re-looking at the abatement rates to include supplementaries and lift limits on what people can earn.
Why I’m running
I want to see equality for all, reduced poverty and every Kiwi living their best lives. I believe we can only achieve this under a Labour government. The gains the Labour Party have achieved already in the past three years, including winter energy payments, school lunches, lifting the minimum wage, extending parental leave to 26 weeks have been massive. I know there is more to be done. I want to be part of the decision making and implementing policies that are important for all Kiwi's.
About me
Born and raised in the Ōtaki electorate, I know the people and issues facing this region including needing better access to health services, housing and transportation. Under the competent leadership of Jacinda Ardern we have the opportunity to rebuild an even better New Zealand. My work in housing, education, employment and health and in the voluntary sector means I understand the needs of the range of people who live in our electorate and will be a strong advocate and voice for our electorate.
Party list rank
65
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Case manager at Work and Income
Place of residence
Levin
Age
40
Wayne Grattan
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
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Party list rank
35
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Michael Kay
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Restore our local fibre and manufacturing industry. Utilise productive wetlands to restore our waterways. Oppose austerity and tax increases. Instead remove all GST, introduce Profit Share, bring KiwiSaver funds home. Transition to regenerative ag. Open trade doors, repair waterways, affordable wholesome food, profitable diverse farms.
Why I’m running
Ōtaki electorate has enormous opportunity with what we can grow, produce and manufacture in harmony with nature. Regenerative agriculture, both food and fibre has a unique moment to return local profit, restore our soil and waterways. Attica's economic policy is designed to stimulate the local market by ending all GST; introduce profit share; rapidly repay student loans, and stop selling the means of production offshore. I bring practical knowledge to governance on how to restore abundance to Ōtaki.
About me
I worked within diverse industries from building to bridge repair to farming. In every role, I have competed against monopolies, finding individualised solutions to cope with environmental, bureaucratic demands. Ōtaki has been my home since I was four. My strength is to implement grassroots solutions, empower workers and makers and utilise biomimicry to restore local ecosystems. My focus is on real world solutions and ensuring a free society, where every kiwi has the opportunity for a good life.
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Regenerative organic farmer
Place of residence
Manakau, Levin
Age
45
Pisa Seala
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
33
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Tim Costley
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Transport: building a four-lane expressway to Levin, commuter rail north of Waikanae and fix the Peka Peka interchange. Health: fight to attract more GPs to our region and to provide more out-patient services locally. Education: build a new primary school at Waikanae beach starting in the next term of Government.
Why I’m running
I care about the country we live in. I want my three daughters to be able to bring up their families with the kind of experiences I had growing in NZ. I've spent almost 20 years serving in the Air Force, but now I want to bring the skills and experiences I've gained there to serve our community more broadly. Now, more than ever, we need to be selecting the very best people to represent us both locally and nationally. That's why I'm offering to be part of the team that shapes the future of NZ.
About me
I have served NZ in conflict zones like Afghanistan and East Timor and flown rescue missions in NZ, but my experience is far broader. I founded and ran a national charity, I planned elections in PNG and ran disaster relief in Fiji. I've led large teams, been a counsellor, teacher, mentor, budget manager, and policy advisor. My ability to work across a range of areas, adapting quickly, is critical to that varied role of a local MP, and above all, I'll work harder than any other local candidate.
Party list rank
59
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Air Force Officer and pilot.
Place of residence
Waikanae
Age
40

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