Five vie for Rotorua

The Rotorua Review lists the five candidates seeking the Party candidacy for . There were probably more than five originally, but pre-selection rules requires the selection meeting to have no more than five candidates. The five are:

  • Sandra Kai Fong – lawyer
  • Alan Hulton – property investor
  • Hamuera Mitchell – Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands Trust chairman
  • – company manager (and former Cook Islands Ambassador to the EU)
  • Don Hammond – forestry consultant

The selection meeting is on 19 March. There are lots of selection meetings in March but I don’t know all the dates off hand.

On the new boundaries Rotorua has a paper majority to National of 366. is fairly well respected so will be no pushover but she will have to work hard to hold the seat against a likely big nationwide swing.

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