The Herald reports:
Mr Elliott, who was beaten by Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule for the Tukituki National Party nomination earlier in the year, saw off competition from local businesswoman Deborah Burnside to secure the right to challenge incumbent Labour MP Stuart Nash for his seat.
The nomination was confirmed today.
Born and raised in Hawke’s Bay, the Cathay Pacific airline pilot returned from Hong Kong to live in the region in 2010.
Stuart Nash holds the seat with a 3,850 majority. However National won the party vote by 8,500 votes so could be an interesting seat to watch.