Tukituki electorate

Tukituki is currently represented by National's Lawrence Yule, who won comfortably with a margin of 2,813. In 2017, National won the largest share of Tukituki's votes – 49% to Labour's 34% – and have held the seat since 2005. Tukituki is named after a popular trout fishing river.

Melanie Petrowski
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Abortion – support the best interest of the child, mother and father, and parental notification. Euthanasia – support the principle of 'every life has value'. Increase funding for palliative care and family services. Freedom of speech – support the freedom and right 'to agree to disagree' even when those opinions are unwelcome.
Why I’m running
I saw the decline of our nation of Aotearoa New Zealand when homelessness was at a sickening level under the National government. Social and economic issues became a priority. And since the Labour/Green/NZ First government has come into power, things have worsened. We now have the most extreme abortion law in the world, and we're looking at more kill bills. Righteousness, justice, truth and freedom needs to prevail and One Party stands for those basic human rights and will fight for them.
About me
I live in Hawke's Bay and during the last election, I was in Stuart Nash's volunteer team as I could only see Labour as the solution to the extreme homelessness the nation was suffering from at the time. A friend warned me of the disgusting abortion bill Labour were going to pass so I changed my mind. I then volunteered as New Conservatives' convener for the Tukituki electorate as they were the only Christian based party at the time, but didn't like Hobson's Pledge. I felt called to One Party.
Party list rank
25
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Student of social work
Place of residence
Flaxmere, Hastings
Age
44
Jan Daffern
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Economy: create employment, invest in public health, reduce debt, cut red tape and build for future. Education: Promote job training/learning new work skills and recreational education for well-being. Environment: establish awareness of rural lifestyles that have benefits today and tomorrow.
Why I’m running
I am standing to raise ACT's party vote in the Tukituki electorate. I am a member of the ACT party because I believe that individualism flourishes in a society that promotes freedom, democracy, equality and meaningful responses. My motivation for running is to gain more party votes for ACT with more members of Parliament representing these values. I also believe that freedom denied is equal to justice denied.
About me
Prior to migration to New Zealand twenty years ago I had a successful career in sport and recreation management and administration. Between then and now I have completed a BA in history and politics. I'm also a local author writing about antiques and collectibles and the people who collect them; I also write for a local magazine. My husband and I are tourism operators living on a lifestyle block in a semi rural location. I have proven skills involving in-depth research and community connections.
Party list rank
25
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Owner operator/tourism provider
Place of residence
Whirinaki, Hawke's Bay
Age
66
Carl Peterson
Not currently in parliament
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Party list rank
37
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Romana Manning
Not currently in parliament
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Why I’m running
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Party list rank
8
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
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Allister Tosh
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
6th in Tukituki
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
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Chris Perley
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Change from the industrial (cheap resource, cheap labour, short value chain, commodity, polluting) corporate strategy. Restore environmental function – climate change, biodiversity, water and soil. Integrate energy, transport, health and wellbeing, and environmental strategies to create a multitude of system mutualisms.
Why I’m running
I believe the world is on the cusp of a transformational change away from the framing of people and land as commercial 'resources' for the market to allocate. That neoliberal framing takes no account of the life-support functions of community and place upon which we all – including commerce – rely. That transformational change is now critical because loss/degradation of social and environmental function, not just in our climate, biota, water etc, but also in the decline of equity and democracy.
About me
My whole life and work is associated with the complexities of land, people and economies. I have worked in the field, in policy, philosophy, governance, strategy, research and education. I'm a researcher and writer on the complexities of life and place.
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No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Researcher
Place of residence
Hastings, Hawke's Bay
Age
59

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Anna Lorck
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
A $15m interventional cardiology centre so life saving heart procedures can be done in HB. Seasonal labour and water security to harvest and grow our world-leading food producing region Keep building on the hundreds of community and public houses in Hastings.
Why I’m running
It's time for our Hastings Tukituki electorate to be in the government, as part of the team where the decision are made. As a strong and effective local MP I'll be working hard and representing you at the decision making table, leading on the local issues, putting people first, and most of all making sure the government I'm part of keeps supporting us and investing in us. I'm here to help keep bringing out the best in Hawke's Bay for a strong and healthy future.
About me
Approachable and proactive, I'm local, I drink the water here. I care about our community and I'm dedicated to HB. I've gained the regional leadership, health governance, business experience and proven advocacy to deliver for you. My family has been part of this region for generations. Hastings is our home, we've raised our five daughters here and built a business over 18 years and I'm an elected HB DHB member and have a real insight into the life-saving health priorities our region needs.
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No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
2nd in Tukituki
Before politics
Small business owner, HB DHB member
Place of residence
Hastings
Age
49
Lawrence Yule
MP for Tukituki
My local priorities
Extra health resources including immediate installation of air conditioning at Hawke's Bay Hospital. Extra police resources to counter increased gang activity. Extra water storage to manage the effects of climate change and drought and to provide potable and productive water.
Why I’m running
I believe I can make a difference to the lives of people in Tukituki and New Zealand by being a strong and effective advocate in parliament. Hawke's Bay is well positioned post-Covid-19 with a strong export led economy. A key focus is required to maximise job opportunities and exports while managing tax payer money and borrowing for long term success. Better health services, a locally controlled EIT and water storage are priorities.
About me
I am a strong advocate with experienced and proven leadership. I enjoy helping individuals and families and work hard to support people. I have lived in Hawke's Bay all my life and as the former mayor of Hastings for 16 years, I understand the issues and opportunities for Tukituki and our people.
Party list rank
33
First entered parliament
2017
2017 electorate result
Won Tukituki
Before politics
Mayor of Hastings District.
Place of residence
Napier South
Age
57
Nick McMinn-Collard
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Improve education, making schools better places for teachers to teach and improve outcomes for kids. Economic development and employment to get NZ to work its way out of this debt mountain. Improve the funding and structure of the regional hospital to cope with the region's expansion and provide better service.
Why I’m running
Concern over the government's lack of consultation and process in making laws in recent years has motivated me to be more active. How fast the gun laws were enacted, without considerations from collectors and sports shooters was alarming. Legalising abortions up to birth for any reason, when the government should have been focusing on the coronavirus response was the final trigger. Since then there has been many more laws past to take away our freedoms. I strongly support binding referenda.
About me
I have carried out my schooling in HB, my business and family are in HB, I am committed to HB, I want to see our resources and infrastructure developed in common sense ways, that gives more rights to individuals and businesses. We need government to enable our, growers, farmers and businesses to develop and do well for the overall economic benefit to our region and country.
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No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Business owner/manager
Place of residence
St Leonards, Hastings
Age
52

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