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Conservative Party has Pacific Flavour

Conservative Party has Pacific Flavour

Colin Craig, Leader of the Conservative Party announced today that the party will be fielding some strong Pacific candidates in this year’s election.

“We are pleased that our list will include quality Pacific candidates, with proven track records. The Pacific community have been underrepresented in New Zealand politics until now. PiNZ focus on family, community, and success through education. Their forward thinking approach is a great fit with the Conservative Party ” says Mr Craig.

PiNZ (Pacific in New Zealand) is a growing network within the Pacific community, focussing on improving outcomes for Pacific people in New Zealand. Fa'avae Gagamoe has been named as the local candidate for Mangere, and Litia Simpson as the local candidate for the Tamaki electorate.

Mr Gagamoe has extensive involvement in the Pacific, corporate, sporting and business communities. He is on the Pacific Island Board of Auckland City, is the former chairman of the RAISE Pasifika Education summit/initiative , is on the Pacific Health Advisory Committee to ADHB, is involved in the development of Samoan Rugby League, and is newly appointed to the Auckland War Memorial Board of Trustees.

“Communities know their issues, they also know the solutions. I am committed to supporting that” says Mr Gagamoe. “I strongly believe that quality education is the key to successful families, communities and our nation."

“We understand this community, we also understand the diversity of Auckland” Mr Gagamoe says. “The Conservative Party offers us a great opportunity to realise the powerful potential of diverse communities working together. Mangere reflects that diversity.”

Litia Simpson also brings an educational emphasis with her extensive teaching and lecturing experience. Litia holds a Masters degree in Professional Business Studies, and is currently the Head of Business studies at Avonmore Tertiary Institute.

The Conservative Party list will be announced in full next week.

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