New Zealand First has announced Marlborough District Councillor, Jamie Arbuckle, will stand as a candidate for the Kaikoura electorate at this year’s General Election.
A local councillor for more than 13 years, Mr Arbuckle has represented the New Zealand First Party in two previous general elections since 2017. A Hearings RMA Commissioner, he is also Chair of the Economic, Finance & Community Committee in Marlborough.
The party said his knowledge of Local Government matters and the Resource Management Act will add critical experience to the New Zealand First team.
“As a long term councillor of five terms he has a deep understanding of the Marlborough region and the Kaikoura electorate,” NZ First said in a statement.
New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters (pictured) visited Blenheim today, where he confirmed Mr Arbuckle as the party’s candidate.