I’ve worked in Electorate Offices so I know what constituents expect of their MPs.
I’m a good communicator; as a journalist I was trained to ask questions and to listen to the answers, I prefer to think before I speak.
I’ve been a lab assistant, vet’s assistant, tomato picker, kiwifruit packer, scrub-cutter and rousie, sheep and beef stud farmer, eco-tourism host, shop owner, agricultural journalist and columnist.
I’ve been into sustainability since Norm Kirk initiated the Ohu.
I’ve supported Labour for all these years because Labour’s values are my values.
We believe in families, communities, in hard work, education and a strong economy.
We believe a profitable, sustainable primary sector underpins the well being of our whole nation.
I believe Taranaki-King Country needs to keep growing and to become an ever more desirable place to live and work.
To achieve that, we need quality infrastructure and quality services – well resourced schools, accessible health services, fast broadband, well-maintained roads, rail and public transport.
If I am elected I promise to work hard to make all these a reality for Taranaki-King Country.