Why I’m running
I'm standing in Whangārei to try to get as many party votes as possible for the Greens: it's the party vote that determines the make-up of the next government. More Green MPs mean more leverage for the needs of people and planet. Green ministers can drive a post-Covid reset that acts faster to tackle the climate emergency, and goes further to address the inequality that holds all of us back.
I have lived in Whangārei for 32 years, and been an active member of the Green Party for 20 years. I was in the party's leadership team for four years as female co-convenor. My core beliefs align with the party's charter: commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ecological wisdom, social responsibility, appropriate decision-making, and non-violence. I have also been active in the Pakeha Tiriti and anti-racism educators network for 30 years.