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United New Zealand Party List Announced

24 October 1999

UNITED NEW ZEALAND PARTY LIST ANNOUNCED

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, today announced his Party’s list for the coming General Election.

“This list is a collection of historic firsts for a New Zealand political party, and I am extremely proud of all the candidates we have selected.”

“They come from a wide background – business, the professions, farming, meida and the community, and all are impressive and respected leaders in their fields.”

“Every single one of them would grace the New Zealand Parliament, and be a considerable improvement on many of those there now,” he says.

The list includes:

The first Korean candidate for the New Zealand Parliament – Woon Kim;
The first Filipino candidate for the New Zealand Parliament – Kookie Samin;
The first Pakistani candidates for the New Zealand Parliament – husband and wife team Dr Yousuf and Dr Rehana Qureshi;
The first Bangladeshi candidate for the New Zealand Parliament – Atiqur Rahman
The first Iranian candidate for the New Zealand Parliament – Seyed Hosseni.

Altogether, United’s list contains representatives of ten different nationalities, and is, according to Mr Dunne, the most widespread reflection of modern, multicultural New Zealand ever put forward by a political party in this country.

If United holds Mr Dunne’s Ohariu Belmont seat, as is widely expected, the Party will cross the threshold for list seats, which means it will require just 1.3% of the Party vote to gain a second MP; and 2.1% to gain a third MP.



The full United list is attached.

ENDS


UNITED NEW ZEALAND PARTY LIST 1999

1. Hon Peter Dunne MP
Party Leader, MP for Ohariu Belmont, Wellington

2. Mike Sheppard
Party President, Businessman, Auckland

3. Dr Aditya Prakash Kashyap
Party Vice President, Cardio Thoracic Surgeon and Import-Export Businessman, Auckland

Ram Prakash
Candidate for Manukau East, Housing Spokesperson, Real Estate Sales Manager, Auckland

5. Jim Howard
Candidate for Rangitikei, Primary Industries Spokesperson, Rangitikei District Councillor, Farmer, Marton

6. Woon Kim
Journalist and news presenter, and chief executive KTV and Radio Korea NZ, Auckland

7. Graham Butterworth
Candidate for Mana, Education Spokesperson, Historian, Wellington.

Kookie Samin
Filipino community leader and broadcaster, Auckland.

9. Dr Rehana Qureshi
Management Studies lecturer and Pakistani language teacher, Auckland.

10. Colin Jackson
Candidate for West Coast Tasman, businessman and farmer, Jacksons, West Coast.

11. Dr Steve Bright
Candidate for Rongotai, telecommunications executive, Wellington.

12. Maata Fuimaono
Candidate for Auckland Central, Tongan community leader and manager, Tapu Community Trust, Auckland.

13. Frank Owen
Candidate for Hutt South, Business, Enterprise and Commerce Spokesperson, businessman, Lower Hutt

14. Gray Phillips
Candidate for Whangarei, Ngapuhi, forestry developer, Ruakaka.

15. Bryan Mockridge
Business and financial consultant, Auckland.

16. John Hubscher
Candidate for Te Atatu, Arts and Culture Spokesperson, businessman, West Auckland.

Kent Clark
Candidate for Wellington Central, former Wellington City Councillor, bus driver, Wellington.

Dr Yousuf Qureshi
Candidate for Mount Roskill, UNESCO health promotions adviser, Auckland.

19. Murray Callister
Candidate for Northcote, Defence Spokesperson, businessman, Auckland.

20. Atiqur Rahman
Broadcaster, Bangladeshi community leader, Auckland.

21. Pathik Vyas
Commercial laboratory scientist, Auckland.

22. Seyed Hosseni
Candidate for Mount Albert, Iranian community leader, journalist and broadcaster, Auckland

ENDS
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MEDIA STATEMENT
HON PETER DUNNE, MP
LEADER UNITED NEW ZEALAND
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 1.
Ph (04) 471 9410 or (025) 469 808. Fax (04) 499 7266.
e-mail: peter.dunne@parliament.govt.nz. Internet Address: http://www.united.org.nz

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