Whangaparāoa electorate

Whangaparāoa (formerly Rodney) is currently represented by National's Mark Mitchell, who won safely with a margin of 19,561. In 2017, National won the largest share of Rodney's votes – 60% to Labour's 23%. Boundary changes this year mean the electorate now includes Dairy Flat and Coatesville.

Mark Mitchell
MP for Rodney
My local priorities
Start Penlink State Highway immediately upon being re-elected as a necessary part of our overall transport network. Deliver UFB to all parts of the new electorate that don't already have this necessary infrastructure. Invest in local sport and recreation clubs that are struggling to raise money for capital projects.
Why I’m running
Living in this beautiful country is a privilege. I feel we all have the same obligation to look for ways to contribute to New Zealand's future and I consider the value of public service and making a contribution to the community a priority. I'm passionate about generating growth in both our tradable sector and local economy, and support the National Party's principles of economic management and sensible decisions. I'm also passionate about making sure all Kiwis feel safe in their communities.
About me
I'm a proud father of five and have had the pleasure of raising my family in the beautiful town of Orewa. We have a wonderful community and I am proud to have lived here most of my life. My career has spanned diverse roles such as farmer, policeman, small business owner, and the founder of a successful global company. I understand the pressures businesses of all sizes face, the responsibility they carry, and the importance that each one plays in the future of our country.
Party list rank
15
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
Won Rodney
Before politics
Private security contractor
Place of residence
Millwater
Age
52
Tricia Cheel
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Immediate cessation of 1080, glyphosate, and any other unnecessary toxic substance or practice e.g. Qu. 5G, fluoride, geo? Growing good government from the ground up by championing local decision-making over centralisation and globalism. Supporting local initiatives, and sound ecological practices so we have thriving communities and healthy, happy families.
Why I’m running
Covid is a much needed wake up call. As Jane Goodall said, we have brought it on ourselves, with our disrespect for nature. We need to stop the egotistical, corporate profiteering, causing poverty and homelessness, and adopt ecologically sound governance, that helps everyone enjoy a good life full of opportunity: harvesting the abundance that nature has to offer, rather than the toxic legacy of Monsanto et al. We must reclaim our country from vested global interests, and regain our communities.
About me
My life has been blighted by the thoughtless application of numerous toxic chemicals, mindsets and drugs, against which I have campaigned vigorously over the past 40 years, whilst at the same time showing that there are better, non-toxic, effective, and more economic ways of managing our health and the environment. I will alway battle to create a legacy for future generations that we can all be proud of, and stop the extinction of 200 species a day punching one million holes in our essential web of life.
Party list rank
10
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
6th in Northcote
Before politics
Community co-ordinator and homoeopath
Place of residence
North Shore
Age
No response given
Fiona Mackenzie
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Support families with tax breaks, housing, education options, local jobs and access to healthcare services. Increase economic productivity by reducing congestion, red tape, wasteful spending and empire-building. Strengthen democracy, ensuring policies and laws are simple, practical, fair and respect our democratic, human rights.
Why I’m running
New Conservative provides the values needed for our children to enjoy a united, peaceful and prosperous future. We'll strengthen families, reduce the causes of child abuse and provide education to help children achieve to the best of their abilities and to be employable. One-size-fits-all doesn't work! We'll give Kiwis confidence to invest and build a resilient economy – with less red tape. We'll deliver true democracy – freedom of speech, BCIR and no government discrimination for race, gender or religion.
About me
A Hibiscus Coaster for 33 years, I'm a wife, mother, business person and community volunteer. My work has covered the spectrum – the more formal side including teaching, finance and marketing. I've a BA and MBA from Auckland University, have been self-employed for 28 years and own a business with my husband. Volunteer work has included non-profit boards, project management for Te Araroa, environmental projects, as well as lobbying to protect our democracy and freedom of speech.
Party list rank
5
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Self-employed business owner
Place of residence
Whangaparaoa, Hibiscus Coast
Age
No response given
Lorayne Ferguson
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Build Penlink, the new transport link between SH1 and Whangaparaoa to ease congestion and improve access to services. Work with local community groups on environmental projects. Ensure the particular healthcare needs of the older age group are not overlooked.
Why I’m running
Having spent most of my professional life working with frail elders and their carers I feel I can speak for and to this growing section of the population. I believe in an enabling government which shows both compassion and respect for its people. I believe that only a Labour Government led by Jacinda Ardern can do this.
About me
I was born in Dunedin and raised in Christchurch. In my working life I have been a school teacher, probation officer, hospital-based social worker and a services manager delivering the full range of services in older people's mental health. My own family experiences, including the tragic death of my brother in a climbing accident and everything I have learned in my working life, has taught me the value of resilience and determination. I bring all this to my first time as a candidate.
Party list rank
No response given
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Retired manager, aged care health
Place of residence
Redvale
Age
71
Paul Grace
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
34
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given

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John Davies
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Build a community hub for Whangaparāoa peninsula ensuring support NGO's have a fit for purpose place of delivery. Local job training and creation removing dependence on locals needing to travel both to learn skills and then find jobs. Gaining a four-lane Penlink initial build ensuring a fit for purpose result and minimised environmental impacts.
Why I’m running
I see New Zealand as a paradise! Past governments have failed us in dealing with issues of environmental degradation and low productivity. The result has been low incomes and high costs of living. A vote for the environment has also meant a vote to the left of Labour and a grab-bag of issues many disagree with. I joined and became a candidate for Sustainable New Zealand to put sustainability at the centre of politics and save the environment from being just a left-wing issue.
About me
I have stood for the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and on both occasions included a passionate commitment to the environment. In the first election I stood for stamping out the use of glysophate in weed control. In the second, I took a wider brush to the canvas with support for my team's commitment to supporting local initiatives. I love that at the heart of Sustainable NZ policy is a commitment to help local communities solve issues themselves within a framework of support and incentives.
Party list rank
9
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Community theatre and venue manager
Place of residence
Ōrewa
Age
59
Kathryn Flay
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Why I’m running
No response given
About me
No response given
Party list rank
40
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
No response given
Place of residence
No response given
Age
No response given

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