Why I’m running
I believe New Zealand has a secret weapon for Covid-19 recovery – Its farmers and primary producers can feed the nations and bring wealth back to our nation. As a nation, we need a strong rural backbone and government policy must encourage and support this in every way possible. Successive governments have failed the primary industry. Rural communities have not been supported with adequate healthcare. Carbon and methane taxes are coming in. Farmers have been painted the villain by faux science.
I have worked all my life in rural communities throughout New Zealand. I have had experience at a management level in sheep, beef, dairy, deer, rural training and ag contracting industries. I have project managed dairy conversions and passed on my skills to the next generation of young farmers. I have also worked with disadvantaged youth in rural communities, so I am very aware of the challenges they face. I believe a strong family unit will give a child the best start possible.