Tim contests Waikato’s National seat
Matamata farmer Tim van de Molen has been selected by the National Party to contest the Waikato electorate at next year’s general election.
He currently works as a rural manager for Rabobank and owns a number of small businesses.
‘‘Waikato is my home, the place I love, so I’m really thrilled to be selected,’’ van de Molen says.
‘‘I’ve got a strong understanding of the needs and aspirations of Waikato communities and will be working hard to earn the privilege of representing them in Wellington.
‘‘Obviously we’re well known as being a pretty rural part of the country, but despite that reputation the Waikato isn’t just all cows and crops.
‘‘We’ve got an increasingly diverse economy, with tourism and manufacturing growing in importance. My background in business, banking, and of course as a farmer gives me the broad experience to back hard working locals who are getting ahead under this National-led Government. I want to thank Lindsay for his years of service to National and wish him well in his retirement from Parliamentary politics.’’