NZ First can­di­date se­lected

Kapi-Mana News - - FAMILY/NEWS -

New Zealand First has se­lected sci­en­tist and out­door re­cre­ation ad­vo­cate Dr Hugh Barr as its can­di­date for Ohariu at Gen­eral Elec­tion. Dr Barr has a back­ground of more than 30 years in out­door re­cre­ation, and sim­i­lar ex­pe­ri­ence as a con­sult­ing sci­en­tist. He says he is es­pe­cially con­cerned about restor­ing Crown own­er­ship of the fore­shore and seabed, re­tain­ing own­er­ship of New Zealand as­sets and the prin­ci­ple of one law for all New Zealan­ders. For the last year, he has been cochair of the Coastal Coali­tion, a group that cam­paigned against National’s leg­is­la­tion to pri­va­tise New Zealand’s fore­shore and seabed to iwi groups. Party leader Win­ston Peters says Dr Barr’s abil­ity to iden­tify and con­front the main is­sues fac­ing New Zealand are sorely needed at a time when the fu­ture own­er­ship of our nat­u­ral re­sources and pub­licly owned as­sets is at stake.

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