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Green Party can­di­date Hay­ley Holt is a TV sports pre­sen­ter, snow­boarder and ball­room dancer.

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the Green Party’s Hay­ley Holt

The place I go to re­lax and recharge is…

My par­ents have 40 hectares of farm and covenanted bush­land in Wark­worth so the bird and tree life is al­most mag­i­cal. I go there to eat good food, hang out with my fam­ily and friends and get away from the hus­tle of Auck­land. I have eyed up a sec­tion on the back of the farm for my off-grid, eco dream home.

The book that changed my life was…

The Big Book. If you’re in the club, you’ll know what I’m talk­ing about. If I could have three peo­ple to a din­ner party they would be…

Ju­lianne Moore, be­cause she is my favourite ac­tress and looks funny, in­tel­li­gent and cheeky; New Zealand par­a­lympian Liam Malone, be­cause I was at a din­ner party with him and a bunch of amaz­ing peo­ple in­clud­ing Richard Bran­son this year and he shone the bright­est with his table ban­ter; and Leonardo DiCaprio, be­cause he wants to save the world and I’m sin­gle...

If I could bring some­one back from the dead it would be…

In today’s po­lit­i­cal cli­mate I would bring back He­len Kelly, be­cause we need more brave and val­ued peo­ple like her in the world.

When I am work­ing hard I un­wind by…

I have just learnt the art of med­i­ta­tion from my amaz­ing friend Claire Rob­bie, who is a yoga and med­i­ta­tion teacher in Auck­land. I have found adding the prac­tice of med­i­ta­tion into my day life-chang­ing.

The three words my friends would use to de­scribe me are…

I just put a poll out and had some amaz­ing feed­back from all my friends! I rec­om­mend do­ing this ex­er­cise for con­fi­dence boost­ing. My three favourite an­swers were com­pas­sion­ate, mer­cu­rial, and coura­geous. My least favourite I won’t print be­cause my friends are also great at keep­ing each other grounded.

If I could in­vent one thing it would be…

An in­ter­net/phone ap­pli­ca­tion that would al­low peo­ple to en­rol and vote at the push of a but­ton. If banks and fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions feel se­cure enough to al­low on­line trans­ac­tions I’m sure there are ways to make it fea­si­ble. Let’s em­brace the fu­ture!

The quote that al­ways mo­ti­vates me is... The wise man does at once what the fool does fi­nally. –Nic­colo Maachi­avelli

The child­hood mem­ory I’ll al­ways trea­sure is… The seem­ingly never-end­ing sum­mers we spent camp­ing in North­land’s Oakura Bay, on a farm pad­dock that my par­ents and a group of their friends would take over. There were a cou­ple of long drops, a fire to heat up wa­ter and a shower fed from a big metal bucket. We had hills, beaches and a penin­sula to ex­plore, slip­pery bush for can­non­ball runs af­ter it rained and one-cent lol­lies at the camp across the road.

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