Three people won selection over this weekend. Two from National and one from Labour.
In Whangarei National selected Shane Reti ahead of incumbent scum List MP Paul Foster-Bell, showing that a strong local presence usually sees off a carpet-bagger pretending to have local roots.
The Herald profile for Shane Reti states:
He worked in general practice in Whangarei for 17 years, and was a member of the Northland District Health Board for seven years, before being awarded a Harkness Fellowship to Harvard, in 2007. âŠ
In April this year Dr Reti was called on by the NZ Embassy in Boston to visit the cityâs hospitals with NZ Honorary Consul Simon Leeming, to see if any of the dead or injured from the Boston Marathon terror blast were New Zealanders or Australians.
Dr Reti said he was to the right of centre in his political leanings, believing in strong fiscal responsibility. âBut I also believe in a social safety net, so that makes me egalitarian. I also believe in reward for hard work, which makes me centre right,â he said.
In Napier National selected Wayne Walford to replace Chris Tremain’s sudden departure.
Walford is a former CEO of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a business mentor and trainer, and has an MBA from Waikato. He has a womble profile on LinkedinÂ as well as a hippy pony-tail!
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