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National selects Claudette Hauiti as Kelston candidate

National selects Claudette Hauiti as Kelston candidate

The National Party has announced that List MP Claudette Hauiti will be its candidate for the Kelston electorate at the 2014 General Election.

“Kelston is a new seat at this election, and National is determined to run a strong campaign there,” said Northern Regional Chair Andrew Hunt.

“Claudette quickly proved herself to be an energetic MP when she entered Parliament last year. I’m confident she’ll use her experience to be a strong voice for the local communities in another strong, stable National-led Government.”

Ms Hauiti said it was a privilege to be chosen and that she looked forward to taking National’s plan for more jobs, better public services in health and education, and safer communities to the people of Kelston.

“John Key and National are delivering for Auckland families. The people of Kelston deserve a representative who understands their needs. I’ll be working hard to be that voice in National at this election so we can keep working for Kelston families.”

Biographical Notes – Claudette Hauiti

Claudette Hauiti is a National List MP based in Auckland, where she lives with her partner Nadine Mau and their three children. She contested the Mangere electorate in 2011, and entered Parliament in 2013.

Raised in Mt Roskill, she and is of Ngati Porou, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngapuhi Ngati Kuta and Ngati Ruanui descent. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Sports Studies, Sports Journalism, Sports Education) from the Canberra College of Advanced Education.

Before entering politics, Ms Hauiti was a successful Maori businesswoman and entrepreneur, working in the Multi-Media Broadcast Industry for 20 years including owning a multi-award winning television production company, Front of the Box Productions LTD.

As Strategic Advisor to Ngati Te Ata and Te Irirangi o Raukawa FM, Ms Hauiti assisted the organisations to develop Iwi-Crown relationships. Ms Hauiti was until recently Deputy Board Chair of the Museum of Transport and Technology.

Ms Hauiti has committed to move into the electorate if elected.

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