Waimakariri electorate

Waimakariri is currently represented by National's Matt Doocey, who won safely with a margin of 10,766. In 2017, National won the largest share of Waimakariri's votes – 54% to Labour's 32%. The electorate was once held by former Labour prime minister Mike Moore.

Lawrence McIsaac
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Improve water quality and availability. This basic of life must be our priority. Improve roading. Improve the surface condition and visibility including sign placement. Utilize rail better. Manage council assets better. Reduce the need for ever increasing rates.
Why I’m running
I am running as a candidate because I have steadily watched as New Zealand, along with other countries, has sunk into a debt structured system. This system of short sighted gains, has benefit for a small minority only, but is not sustainable. I have decided to make a difference, by standing up so the majority voice can be heard.
About me
I am a practical, logical thinking person who often works with people to find good solutions for problems. From a small town background, with a broad range of skills, I joined the NZ Fire service and spent 30 years as a Professional Firefighter in Christchurch. Honing my skills I developed a couple of successful small businesses I have worked many areas throughout the South Island and with the opportunity to meet a diverse range of people, they have heightened my awareness to the problems we face.
Party list rank
10
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Line haul driver
Place of residence
Woodend/Waimakariri
Age
68

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Leighton Baker
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Make referenda binding so that the people get to choose. Empower local council rather than central government. Roading infrastructure including Woodend Bypass.
Why I’m running
I am genuinely concerned about the health of our democracy when successive governments ignore citizens initiated referenda and instead rush through legislation under urgency without due process or consultation.
About me
As a small business owner, a father and grandfather I believe that I bring both practical experience as well as a long term commitment to this nation. Currently the government is showing contempt for taxpayers as it spends millions on consultants, ignoring the effort and sweat that went into producing that tax money, that needs to stop.
Party list rank
1
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
6th in Epsom
Before politics
Owner/manager in construction
Place of residence
Waimakariri
Age
53
Dan Rosewarne
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Improve afterhours medical services within North Canterbury. Work with local and regional councils to improve public transport. Advocate for those facing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19.
Why I’m running
Several years ago, a cancer diagnosis turned my mild interest in politics into an unrelenting pursuit. After going through this experience, I want to give back. New Zealanders deserve the best treatment, they deserve compassion and they deserve a health system that puts them first. Living with cancer gives you a new perspective. In my case, it changed me for the better. That is why I am giving it my all to win back the Waimakariri seat for Labour this year!
About me
It's an absolute privilege to be here again, putting myself forward to stand in Waimakariri. I have lived here since 2005 with my wife and two young kids. I started my career in the trades then went on to have a successful career in the New Zealand Defence Force. My leadership ability has been proven through several deployments to Afghanistan and one to the Solomon Islands. One of my key roles this year has been working as part of the 'All of Government' response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Party list rank
56
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
2nd in Waimakariri
Before politics
Officer, New Zealand Army
Place of residence
Woodend
Age
39
James Davies
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Getting people into work, replacing the RMA and slashing taxes. Getting the debt down and the books back into surplus by 2023 without raising taxes or cutting health and education. Ensuring a world-class mental health system that doesn't leave anyone behind.
Why I’m running
I'm standing to raise ACT's party vote in Waimakariri. New Zealand is facing unprecedented challenges, and it's important that there's a team of accountable, independently-minded MPs in Wellington to ensure we come out of the Covid-19 crisis a freer and more prosperous nation.
About me
I'm a food service worker with a strong belief in smaller, more efficient government.
Party list rank
26
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Food service worker
Place of residence
Huntsbury
Age
18
John Hyndman
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Protect and enhance our natural environment. Replanting native bush, pest control and repairing our waterways. Raising awareness of and taking action on the risks of climate change. Focus on assisting farmers to adapt. Encourage innovation and productivity in Waimakariri.
Why I’m running
New Zealanders are fortunate. We live in a democratic, corruption free society. We are a caring society. However we have degraded our beautiful environment and allowed our productivity and standard of living to fall. This is odd as Kiwis are capable of high achievement. I want to see us protect and enhance our environment and become a more productive and fairer country. We have a duty to preserve and enhance NZ for those who come after us. The Sustainable NZ Party will focus on these issues.
About me
I am a retired anaesthetist and this has exposed me to a full range of New Zealanders. I understand the values and aspirations of our people and passionately believe in democracy, fairness and opportunity for all. I want my children and grandchildren to continue to enjoy the beautiful country I grew up in and have the opportunity to live a productive and meaningful life. I believe a sustainable NZ is essential and achievable. I believe I have the background and skills to help achieve this.
Party list rank
3
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Anaesthetist, businessman
Place of residence
Waimakariri
Age
67
Shelley Richardson
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
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Party list rank
47
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
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Place of residence
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Age
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Bjorn Sadler
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
Did not stand
Before politics
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Matt Doocey
MP for Waimakariri
My local priorities
Fight hard for vital infrastructure investment such as the Belfast to Pegasus Motorway including the Woodend Bypass. Fight hard for strong public services such as 24-hour after-hours healthcare in Waimakariri. Fight hard for a strong local economy in Waimakariri to keep people in jobs, grow new jobs and raise incomes.
Why I’m running
Living and working in Waimakariri with my young family I want Waimakariri to be a great place to bring up a family. I want parents to be able to give their children the best education so our young people can reach their full potential. I want mums and dads to have better jobs and growing incomes so they can provide for their families and I want grandparents to receive the healthcare they deserve and to have security in their retirement. For me, politics is all about family.
About me
I trained and worked in mental health to make a difference and politics for me is a way of continuing to make that difference. As National's first mental health spokesperson I have worked hard in parliament to initiate New Zealand's first cross-party mental health approach. This bi-partisan approach to addressing the growing demand for mental health services in New Zealand will break down the barriers to progress and develop policy solutions longer term than the three year parliamentary cycle.
Party list rank
31
First entered parliament
2014
2017 electorate result
Won Waimakariri
Before politics
Worked in mental health
Place of residence
Waimakariri
Age
48

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