CHRIS LEITCH - Whangarei
Chris Leitch has been a campaigner for monetary reform since 1972. He is a member of the Social Credit Association, the Social Credit Institute, and Leader of the NZ Social Credit Party. Chris is a former elected member of the Auckland Regional Services Trust set up in 1991 to own Auckland services companies like the buses, the Ports of Auckland, the water supply, and to manage millions of dollars of downtown Auckland property. It paid off millions of dollars of debt while successfully keeping those revenue-earning assets in public ownership. He was also elected to the Waitemata Electricity Trust. He has been chairman of the Whangarei Youth Centre and the Onerahi School Board. He is the party's Whangarei candidate.
AMANDA VICKERS - Otaki
Amanda Vickers did a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in physiology, followed by an honours year (first class). She also has a veterinary science degree. Amanda worked extensively in the UK with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, helping to eradicate swine fever and afterwards Foot and Mouth Disease, before returning to New Zealand in 2003. Her interest in solving the problems the world faces began soon after that and she became aware of the connection between energy, the environment and the economy and how our money came in to being. Amanda was an outspoken activist against the TPP and was involved with instigating a petition to the Governor General and with organising rallies in Wellington opposing it. She is passionate about "Sovereign Money", and personal freedoms, and Binding Citizens' Initiated Referenda. She is the party's deputy leader and candidate for Otaki.
JACK COLLIN - West Coast Tasman
Jack Collin attended Victoria University and worked as an accountant and office manager for Lane Walker Rudkin. He then became a company sales representative for in the sporting goods field. He is a life member of three rowing clubs and trained national champions. Jack coached members of the NZ Olympic rowing team and has coached world title winners. He was a candidate for Social Credit last election. He is the candidate for West Coast-Tasman.
KATH LAUDERDALE - New Plymouth
Kath Lauderdale has lived in the New Plymouth/Taranaki area for most of her 57 years after being born in the Wellington/Kapiti area. She was initially raised there and has returned to that area regularly.
As a mother, daughter and wife she is endowed with all the knowledge and experience that brings and the skills being successful at that entails.
She qualified as a journalist in 1989 and has extensive voluntary work experience in policy and community development.
Kath is looking forward to representing the people and environment of the Taranaki region and implementing policies for “real change” in extraordinary times by standing as the party’s candidate for New Plymouth.
CLIFF HALL - Mt Roskill
Cliff Hall is an Auckland businessman, employing 22 people at his manufacturing plant in Wiri and branches in Christchurch and China. Over the last 20 years he has held all positions from cleaner to machine setter to IT technician to financial controller to managing director. Originally from Canada, he worked as a professional electrical engineer in Vancouver prior to immigrating to New Zealand in 1994. Cliff has a longstanding interest in politics and economics, and is passionate about monetary reform for the benefits it will bring for people, business and the country. Cliff has been a member of Toastmasters International for over 30 years and is a two-time NZ district speech champion who enjoys coaching people to improve their confidence, leadership and public speaking skills. Cliff is married with two adult children.
LISA ER - New Lynn
Lisa Er is the founder of the company that produces the immensely popular Lisa’s Hummus and Dips. She has extensive experience in business and is very active in community issues. She stood for the Green Party in 2008, but walked away over philosophical differences. “I'm fully in support of Social Credit’s backing of small and medium sized business as they are the backbone of our economy”. “As economic and climate extremes wreak havoc we must be resilient and food supply secure”. She believes Social Credit policies could see NZ leading the world in environmental sustainability, and GE free organic food production. She favours widespread ownership of innovative and co-operative businesses to ensure profits stay in New Zealand rather than being extracted off-shore. She is the party's candidate for New Lynn.
CALLAN NEYLON - Kaipara ki Mahurangi
Callan Neylon is the first of the party’s candidates to be selected for this year’s general election. He has a particular interest in ecology and is strongly opposed to the Chinese Government owned Waste Management Ltd proposal to build a potentially toxic landfill in the Dome Valley, which is just south of Wellsford. He is the candidate for the Kaipara ki Mahurangi electorate. See newspaper clipping here
WINSOME-AROHA - Invercargill
BRANNON FAVEL - Rangitata
Brannon Favel is married with two children. This gives him a sharp focus on what kind or world they are growing up in and what he would like it to be for their long term future. He works in the dairy industry as a hoof care specialist and has a diploma from Utrecht University. His work brings him into daily contact with farmers and he understands the issues facing the farming community. He is passionate about keeping foreign influence out of New Zealand politics and foreign ownership out of New Zealand businesses, particularly agriculture. He is keen to see our network of national parks expanded for flora and fauna conservation. He is standing in Rangitata.
MISCHELE RHODES - Hamilton East
JOHN McCASKEY - Kaikoura
John McCaskey was born and raised in North Canterbury and still lives and farms at Waipara. He instigated the Glenmark Irrigation Scheme 1974 and founded the world recognised Waipara Valley wine industry 1981. John is a past Chairman of the Young Farmers Club, and Federated Farmers and was its provincial Agriculture representative. He is widely travelled having visited China, Mongolia, Russia, most of the EU, Scandiavia, Canada, USA, South Africa & Argentina. He founded the Weka Pass Railway Society in the 1980' s and is a passionate campaigner for commuter rail on the existing Christchurch network. He is the candidate for Kaikoura.
JASON JOBSIS -
Jason has spent many years travelling the world on cruise ships in a security role.
He believes his 20-year knowledge of economics and politics would be of benefit in his candidate's role. From a young age he sought to expand his knowledge in world politics and economics. Due to the current world economic crisis, and the many ways this affects New Zealand, he decided do his bit by standing for Social Credit and bringing forward solutions to resolve this ever increasing problem.
Jason would like to focus on investment in regional development to support tourism, industry, access to health care services and the city's un-affordable housing. Reserve Bank of New Zealand funding to build and maintain infrastructure would also be a priority. The party's concept of making the Reserve Bank responsible for ensuring foreign debt was repaid and overseas transactions were in balance also appealed.
LAWRENCE MCISAAC - Waimakariri
Lawrence McIsaac spent 30 years as a professional firefighter with the NZ Fire Service. His love of driving saw him driving pumps, snorkels, and elevating platforms and he has continued that with stints as a tanker driver for Fonterra, and delivering equipment like graders, diggers, loaders, and a range of other heavy machinery across much of the South Island. He views being trained as a fire fighter to operate under emergency conditions a skill that is hard to replicate, and will be useful on the political platform and in parliament. He is married, has three sons, and is the party’s candidate for Waimakariri.
PARTY LIST CANDIDATES:
Bill Rossiter - Northland
Heather-Ann McConachy - North Shore
Andrew Leitch - Auckland
Lowell Manning - Kapiti Coast
Karl Mathys - Hawke's Bay
Catherine O'Sullivan - Auckland
Barry Pulford - Tukituki
Warren Voight - Dunedin