Why I’m running
I am appalled at the state our country is in – with threatened indefinite rolling lockdowns, massive borrowing and debt and continued removal of our personal rights and freedoms. The lack of consultation or robust law making processes sees career politicians writing unworkable totalitarian laws and regulations which are destroying our farming industry and small and medium businesses. Mental health issues and suicides have skyrocketed – I am standing with Advance NZ to change all of this.
Raised on an isolated sheep and beef farm, Makarora Station, I am passionate about people, farming, environmentalism and our rural communities. I have worked in many industries here and overseas and served with Wanaka LANDSAR (sub-alpine tracking), volunteer fire/first response-fire chief, F&B Wanaka & chair of our community board. A strong faith keeps me focused and grounded and I love working with a variety of people to recognise and overcome issues and create better outcomes for all.