Outspoken magazine columnist Richard Prosser has been confirmed as the New Zealand First Party's candidate for Waimakariri in this year's election.
Mr Prosser, 44, has penned the 'Eyes Right' column in "Investigate" magazine for the past nine years and is a vocal supporter of defence and veterans' issues, as well as being a strong advocate for individual rights and for rural and provincial New Zealanders.
"Richard believes New Zealand's strategic assets must be retained in Government ownership, and those which have already been sold must be bought back, to ensure the long-term protection of our economy and sovereignty," said NZ First Party Leader the Rt Hon Winston Peters. "He is a proud and patriotic New Zealand nationalist who makes no apology for putting the interests of New Zealanders and New Zealand first," Mr Peters said.
Richard is a qualified winemaker and viticulturist and has many years' experience working in the agricultural sector, since 2007 in the irrigation industry.
"I believe that farming is still the backbone of our economy, and farmers as well as our other employers and exporters must be supported by Government, as they drive economic growth and lead New Zealand back to prosperity," Mr Prosser said from his home near Rangiora.
"I am standing for New Zealand First because it is the only Party with commonsense policies which will secure New Zealand's future, and undo the damage caused by years of failed ideology," said Mr Prosser.
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