67 days ago

Former army officer becomes Canterbury's newest MP

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Canterbury will gain a new MP as former army officer Dan Rosewarne enters Parliament from the Labour list to replace Kris Faafoi, who is stepping down.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday that Faafoi, a front bencher and Cabinet minister, was quitting Parliament to spend more time with his family.

Rosewarne contested the Waimakariri seat for Labour at the last two elections, and was beaten on both occasions by National’s Matt Doocey. He was at number 56 on the Labour Party list.

Rosewarne is an army officer who has served on overseas tours, including two to Afghanistan, and was part of Defence Force missions in the Solomon Islands in 2008 and in Christchurch and Kaikōura after the earthquakes.

He is also a cancer survivor who took immunotherapy drugs to battle leukaemia which would otherwise have been fatal.

He was born in 1981 and has a young family.

More messages from your neighbours
1 hour ago
1 day ago

Chill Your Bills with NZ Compare!

CEO from NZ Compare

"It’s been chilly hasn’t it Neighbours? Has your internet froze when you’re streaming all your fave shows on rainy weekends or maybe the power bill has gone crazy from trying to keep snug?!

Don't stress, we’ve got a tonne of awesome broadband and power deals to chill your bills instead of your wallet. Think BIG joining credits, cheap broadband, beneficial power plans and more. Limited time only, DEALS END 30th AUGUST 2022! BE QUICK!

It’s easy, just sit down over a hot cuppa or a beer – whatever tickles your fancy and take a look here. We’ll do the rest for you!"
Grab a deal

1 day ago

What's On: Annual Spring Flower Show

Nicole from Christchurch Central

Expect daffodils and lots of other flowers, floral art, craft and baking at the 89th show. Entry $2 for adults, kids free. Call Val 03 3138410 or email pamjcleeve@gmail.com
Annual Spring Flower Show
  • Woodend Community Centre