Coromandel electorate

Coromandel is currently represented by National's Scott Simpson, who won safely with a margin of 14,326. In 2017, National won the largest share of Coromandel's votes – 51% to Labour's 28%. Boundary changes this year expanded the electorate to Omokoroa and Whakamarama, but excluded an area around Te Aroha. Coromandel is the only electorate ever held by the Greens, with Jeanette Fitzsimon's winning the seat in 1999.

David Olsen
Not currently in parliament
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Scott Simpson
MP for Coromandel
My local priorities
Improve roading SH2 Hauraki Plains and Katikati to Tauranga (including the bypass), 3 new two lane bridges at Tairua. Return of the emergency rescue helicopter to Whitianga during the summer peak and at long weekends. Improve mobile and internet connectivity to rural and remote parts of the electorate.
Why I’m running
The Coromandel electorate is not only beautiful it's big as well. Each of the many communities across the Hauraki Plains, around the Firth of Thames, on the Peninsula itself and south including Katikati and Omokoroa in Western Bay of Plenty, have their own challenges and opportunities. I'm seeking re-election to continue working on behalf of all who live, work and holiday in our wonderful region. To continue being a strong voice in our Parliament and a staunch advocate for the region.
About me
My great grandparents settled at Kuaotunu on the Coromandel Peninsula in the late 1870s and the Simpson clan have been there ever since. At a personal level I hope my life and work experience along with contributions made to community and volunteer organisations helps give me the necessary skill set to be both an empathetic listener and a strong advocate for and on behalf of the electorate and those who live, work and visit here.
Party list rank
10
First entered parliament
2011
2017 electorate result
Won Coromandel
Before politics
CEO at Make-A-Wish New Zealand
Place of residence
Thames
Age
60
Rob Hunter
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Develop a transport strategy for the electorate. This needs to include road, rail and public transport. Understand the risks and impacts of climate change and develop long term cross party mitigation strategies. Implement the universal basic income policy which is being developed and driven by TOP.
Why I’m running
I feel that the major parties in NZ are not providing the leadership NZ needs to succeed in the future. TOP provides a policy suite which aims to deliver a balance in the areas of environmental performance and change, economic direction and social support. I believe it is critical to have our impact on the environment and climate change managed to enable our long term societal goals to be realised. I am running for TOP because I want to be a part of the change rather than just complaining.
About me
I have a wealth of experience across many sectors of the New Zealand economy and am able to use this experience to guide the required change. This experience includes primary sector environmental and general management, Department of Corrections, Auckland Council, consulting and running a small business. I am an engineer by training and use problem solving skills to bring about change that is required.
Party list rank
13
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Small business owner
Place of residence
Omokoroa, Bay of Plenty
Age
60

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Michael Egleton
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Increase support of families in the lowest income brackets; no child in NZ should be hungry and cold. Affordable housing: Auckland spread has left locals with reduced options. Roading Infrastructure: upgrade of several one lane bridges to two lane and the Katikati bypass.
Why I’m running
New Zealand is following a predictable route around Tytler's cycle of nations from chaos through courage, liberty, abundance, complacency, apathy, dependence and back into chaos. The Overton window has shifted left so that: one, the handouts of socialism seem sensible while few consider "who will pay?", and two, the sanctity of life is eroded. Watching, I thought it was time to do something, as Edmund Burke said: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing".
About me
Growing up in South Africa, I witnessed the damaging influence of discrimination on society. I set up a soup kitchen for street kids, and saw that arguably the worst corollary of apartheid was the destruction wrought on families, as fathers went to work in the mines, and mothers in white suburbs, resulting in children raising themselves. Unfortunately New Zealand is heading down a similar path with over-worked, single parent families becoming a norm. NC policies encourage strong families.
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First entered parliament
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2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Commercial manager / accountant
Place of residence
Katikati
Age
49
Pamela Grealey
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Rapidly reduce emissions and create green jobs to mitigate the climate crisis and create a thriving fair, society. Eradicate poverty and prioritise well being through adequate funding of all services so that everyone can live well. Support and invest in local initiatives to restore and protect our natural areas, reduce waste, and care for our land.
Why I’m running
I believe we should work to support the protection of our whenua and represent the economic and social benefits of investment in our diverse communities to government. There are alternatives to move forward without irreparably damaging the environment. We are living through a key moment in history, and I'd love to represent the Green party in our local electorate to get this message out to our community and to help make this a reality.
About me
I live in Kapanga/Coromandel Town, and am actively engaged in our local community, through my various roles as a business advisor and mentor, a community development worker at Colville Social Service Collective and as a passionate volunteer at the Coromandel Town recycling centre and refuse transfer station. I'm also a small business owner who believes that to be successful in the new normal, all businesses must be socially and environmentally responsible.
Party list rank
32
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Business owner
Place of residence
Coromandel Town
Age
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Steve Hart
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Assist farming communities to develop localism building richness for all to be rich, richer soils, pasture and foods. Assist recreational fishers to protect and enhance their grounds for all of the community to benefit, in wider debate. Drive environmental issues increasing its landscape values to enrich localism, community enterprise and small business.
Why I’m running
NZ has been stolen by the global corporate fascist tyranny. 1984 saw 57 state owned assets sold. We will take them back building localism supported by district owned cooperative banks. Our farming communities are our backbone needing protection from banksters is critical. Coromandel needs a strong voice to stand up. From a farming background developing a career as an Ecology Architect I have a thorough understanding of many issues and a strong view on the environment and conservation.
About me
I live in Coromandel electorate with my wife and children walk'n the talk. I have extensive global experience as an ecology architect. I have been involved in politics for 50 years lectured widely and maintain active roles in farming. I enjoy debate on any subject and keen to consider any topic on principle above personal gain. Change we must. Now is the time. 75 percent of our economy comes from agriculture forestry and fishing we must protect this and develop it building our rural communities.
Party list rank
19
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
A farmer and an ecology architect.
Place of residence
Puriri Thames
Age
66

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Nathaniel Blomfield
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Promote practical, science based, regenerative, agricultural developments, that reduce emissions and increase profits. Reform the quota management system, returning fishing rights to small fishing communities across the Coromandel and NZ. Invest in infrastructure, so as communities though out the electorate can develop sustainable industries and business.
Why I’m running
I want new opportunities for the Coromandel electorate, unlocking our potential through improved infrastructure, wise management of our environment and resources, and adding value to what we produce. I believe that New Zealand's House of Representatives should truly represent New Zealand's diverse cultures, communities, regions and social demographics. With my varied work experience I know that I can be a true representative for the working people of the Coromandel in parliament.
About me
I am a committed family man, raising four beautiful children with my wife in Tairua on the east coast of the Coromandel. Growing up in a proud local family on the Thames coast, I became progressively more involved in Politics prior to standing as Labour's Coromandel candidate in 2017. I have lived in the Coromandel most of my life, working various jobs, chef, landscaper, labourer, hospital orderly, and restauranteur, and I have grown a passion for the Coromandel, its environment, and people.
Party list rank
76
First entered parliament
Not previously in parliament
2017 electorate result
Did not stand
Before politics
Landscape management
Place of residence
Tairua
Age
43
Bob Wessex
Not currently in parliament
My local priorities
Not a policy: I'd like for my parents to be rescued from a crime infested region and allowed to live here. Not a policy: It would be neat to have more beekeepers so we can save the bees and pollinate our crops. Not a policy: I have a dream of university education and UBI for any woman who wants to work as a mother.
Why I’m running
In New Zealand I have freedom of speech and opinion allowing me to not vote for anyone I feel is unworthy. Billions of people around the world are persecuted for their beliefs, but we are not. As one person I cannot make any significant impact on society, but all of us together, unified and co-operating for the good of our nation could change the world. Ending two party politics by withdrawing support for either 'side' returns power and prosperity to the people. It is time.
About me
Honesty is the best policy but NAP has no policies. In all honesty if I were in office I would do nothing for anyone. Each citizen is perfectly capable of contributing to society according to their area of interest and ability. Active daily involvement by everyone in a community/institution would enhance the wellbeing of the entire country. We need a system where each person can voluntarily contribute to the running and improvement of their community. Something like the internet. Oh wait...
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9th in Wellington Central
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Tony Brljevich
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15
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