A Queenstown lawyer, journalist and Dunedin restaurant owner are all in the race to replace disgraced Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker.
Sources have confirmed to Stuff Joseph Mooney, Olivia Caldwell and Matthew French are all in the running to replace Walker.
Joseph Mooney is a Queenstown based lawyer. He has had his own firm for the last five years and prior to that worked for the Public Defence Service. He is on the Southland Branch Council of the NZ Law Society.
Olivia Caldwell is a freelance sports journalist who has written for most newspapers and appeared regularly on television. She competed in the 2018 Coast to Coast.
Matthew French manages the Harbourside Grill in Dunedin. He previously managed the historic Corstorphine House.