Tim Costley with National’s Health Spokesperson, Dr Shane Reti, at an event in Otaihanga.

He was the National Party candidate in the 2020 election and if had not been for the ‘Red Wave of Jacindamania’ that year, would have become the MP. Unfortunately, many voters don’t appreciate that they can vote for the candidate they most want as local MP and still vote for the Party they want which may be different.

There’s no question that Tim is by far and away the best contender as local MP as he was in 2020 and we will be supporting his campaign.

As a memory refresher, he says:

I’ve spent the last 22 years serving in our Air Force as a pilot and a leader. I’ve held various command positions and operational deployments around the world from war-zones like Afghanistan to humanitarian missions in the Pacific, and most recently in support of Ukraine. My wife Emma and I live in Waikanae, and our three daughters all go to school locally. I founded the first military charity of its kind in 2010, and in 2014 I worked for Prince William as his Royal Equerry. I love this community and I’m so excited to once again have the opportunity to represent us all.