List Candidates – Top 5 Ranking
Candidates seeking a top five place on the list were invited to provide some brief biographical details including 150 words on who they are and why they are standing.
Current Party Leader and MP for Ohariu.
Profession: Collections Associate and Social Media Ambassador
Electorate: Wellington Central or Tawa
Hello my name is Bale and I work for ANZ bank. I have been working for ANZ for over 7 years and have held different roles and varying levels of responsibility with both NZ, Australia and the social media team within ANZ.
I am a community volunteer, and an active volunteer in the volunteer Wellington group with various volunteering experience in Porirua, Newtown and Wellington central.
My approach when it comes to leadership is level headedness and balance. I have a warm personality that can bring people of all backgrounds and cultures together to see one vision. That vision is ‘United Future’ and what we as a party stand for. I believe a leader is someone that has the spirit of ‘firstness’ meaning they are the first to sacrifice, first to commit and first to put in the work.
This is what I bring to the table as a candidate.
Profession: Marketing Manager
Electorate: Bay of Plenty
I’m a passionate Kiwi who loves living here after a 10 year stint working in Europe. I strongly believe that a centrist, liberal party like ours can play an influential long-term moderating role on the major parties in government, red or blue.
There are a number of significant issues we face as a society, both locally and as a whole planet that UnitedFuture recognises and has common-sense, evidence-based solutions for: addressing wealth inequality (including housing affordability and a living wage for families); planning ahead for the effect of technology on our children’s future work prospects; environmental sustainability and climate change; and dealing with the way an increasingly connected world will affect our communities and our way of life.
I have two young kids and I’m in politics to ensure their future is full of opportunities and they’re given the same chance to thrive as previous generations of New Zealanders had. I first volunteered with the party in 1999 and joined the board in 2014 to help develop a long-term winning strategy.
Profession: Continuous Improvement Analyst
I am a confident public speaker with a good understanding of our policies and vision. I’ve proudly represented UnitedFuture in four elections and recently as party president.
My job involves working with people from a broad range of backgrounds to address challenges and embrace opportunities. From leading teams to influencing reluctant individuals, I believe that this experience will translate well into government, working with other parties to achieve the best outcome for future generations. This means a fairer economy (with choice through income sharing and FlexiSuper), future proofing our environment against climate change and embracing the modern, multicultural NZ.
UnitedFuture brings fresh ideas to the challenges and opportunities of the modern NZ and we’ve proven we can deliver. I’m standing for election to ensure that the government is creating an environment where everyone can thrive, no matter who they are or where they are from.
Our country needs a voice for both the young and the young at heart. I am dedicated in ensuring Kiwi’s have a united vision for the future. I am a Medical terminology graduate (AUT), with a focus on restoring and further improving our communities to a healthier, happier and safer place for all to enjoy.
In order to enhance our ageing population, New Zealand needs a healthy workforce with the abilities and skill level that our country ought to have, in order to maintain our farms, provide a solid economic outlook, and educate our leaders of tomorrow.
I wish to provide continued, sensible leadership and ideas that are good value for our growing economy.
This is what I wish to stand for:
- A party that holds a clear perspective on the future
- supporting our heritage and Kiwis of all backgrounds as we mold our future
- Creating more opportunities for young adults in order to support our ageing population.
Profession: Retired Sales and Marketing
John Hubscher is a retired Sales and Marketing person has lived most his of life in Waitakere .He was a foundation Pupil of Kaurilands Primary School and Kelston Boys High School.
I believe United Future policies are in the best interest of New Zealand. They were the first political party to recognize the needs of new migrants and refugees families They recognized the needs of families especially when one party is working part time. United Future has worked successfully with both Labour and National in Coalition Govt .We look for common ground in Parliament.
NZ needs varies across the country but Housing, Transport and Employment training needs drastic attention as does the integration of our Multicultural community throughout the country. NZ is a fair minded country and may it so remain.
Profession: Foreign Affairs Analyst
Electorate: Hamilton West
I have lived in a quiet tree lined street in Frankton (Hamilton West) for over 16 years. I have two cats, enjoy poetry, walking, history, and talking to my neighbours. I want to represent this electorate because I know the electorate has much greater potential than it currently has.
I believe in helping future proof new ways to live, work, and enjoy our beautiful landscapes. Therefore, my goal is to assist with three core issues facing us: Climate Change, Communities, and Commerce. Flexibility in ensuring our communities are served, protected, and enhanced, are my primary concerns. For example, flexibility in zoning Frankton could see a much greater use of land for residential use.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Political Science, a Bachelors Degree in Communication (Journalism). I am always seeking to understand complex events worldwide, as it will always complicate domestic strategies. I read, and write to communicate balance.
Profession: Community Engagement Manager
Married with three adult children. Master’s degree in Politics. Former government Policy Advisor. Business experience. Worked for three years at Parliament. Active in community – including Chair of local community association. Now working for a charity.
I’m standing for election to promote an education system which will give children the learning tools they’ll need in an increasingly technologically advanced world. We need to do more to address climate change and we need to build a stronger sense of community – based on mutual respect and equal opportunity. I want to be part of making New Zealand the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family. Most of all I want to help ensure that all New Zealanders have the opportunity to share in an economy that works for all.
List Candidates – Ranking Outside Top 5
These candidates will be campaigning for list votes but wish to be ranked outside the top 5.
Electorate: East Coast