Seven candidates are standing for Parliament in the Tukituki electorate. We asked each what they believed were the biggest challenges facing the electorate and what they would do to address these if they are elected on September 23.
New Zealand First
Restoring a sense of optimism in our future is the greatest challenge facing central and local government leaders. NZ is fast becoming a deeply divided country where hope and security is sliding backward. Poor stewardship has led to town set against country, millennials versus baby-boomers, profit versus people and Maori versus pakeha. It is a sad indictment on us all when beggars take to our streets and our children fall victim to hunger and preventable diseases like asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia.
If chosen to represent the Tukituki electorate, I will work hard to implement New Zealand First policies. Each one is designed for no other purpose than to rebuild our country. Using our people and our assets to regain our place as a world economic and social leader. Kiwis are simple folk who want no more than an affordable dry house, a health care system that will support us well when we are not, a quality education in a changing world for our kids and jobs that provide dignity and a decent wage for a decent day’s work.
Mass immigration and control of our assets by countries other than our own is a stumbling block to real independence and security. Only when our leaders remove their heads from the sands of political correctness, smugness, arrogance and indifference will we have any chance of turning back the clock and restoring faith in our leaders that average Kiwis’ so desperately want and need.