Kathryn  was born in Auckland in December 1950 after her Parents emigrated to New Zealand after World War 2 and left Great Britian in August 1950 looking for a new  life. Kathryn has lived in Auckland all of her life and is happily married to Paul, and between them they have seven children and thirteen grandchildren. Kathryn went to Diocesin School for Girls in Auckland after her Mother died and left her father with three children to bring up. Kathryn has had five children who live in various locations around the world. Kathryn went on her OE at 17½ and did many jobs including working in a factory spot welding supermarket trolleys, and warehousing for automotive parts before partnering with Paul in their property maintenance franchise with Hire A Hubby for 9 years and then diversifying into Real Estate where she and Paul have been working for the last 14 years. Kathryn has served her local community for the last twenty eight years and has been involved with Hospice Home Care for at least the last twenty five years after her father was given the opportunity to use the Hospice Care Services. This work gives Kathryn great satisfaction and balance in her life. Throughout life we can go through many ups and downs in life but these days when I hear and see what is going on with the breakdown of Families and support for both Fathers and Mothers. I am horrified and feel there are changes that need to be made and where volunteer groups are supported to help these parents. Kathryn is presently on the committee of Central West Parent Aid and has spent 21 years on local community committees, community boards and the last was the Whau Local Board. As a Grandparent with 13 Grandchildren I was motivated to stand up for Parents. We all go through many ups and downs in life and often need support services to talk with others who understand those situations.

It is the Conservative party’ belief in Family values in particular that attracted Kathryn to the Party however the party’s policies in general strike a genuine chord with Kathryn. Democracy and in particular the Binding Citizens Initiated Referendum (BCIR) policy along with the Justice reform policy and the Party’s belief that the a strong traditional Family unit is central to rebuilding our broken society. Young people need to know how to engage in strong and enduring relationships both with their role models, be that parent or otherwise, and in life and marriage as they mature. Successive governments have paid nothing but lip service to all previous BCIR despite the obvious wants of the voting public. It is little wonder the engagement and voter turnout at election time is so woefully low. Most voters firmly believe that their vote will not make a difference, and to date it has not. TIME TO HIT THE RESET BUTTON, vote Conservative


Conservatives believe in a hand up, not hand outs, and while that may be a well worn phrase there is not a political party that has done anything about it to date. The Conservative believe in empowering individuals to make the most of their natural skills and abilities to help them to help themselves and in turn our nation to be better and stronger.

Conservatives believe in Justice for all and that any punishment should fit the crime, and that the prison system of our future must direct inmates to be better prepared and able to reintegrate into society as productive members of that society. Our prison system is currently run by the inmates and it just produces better criminal rather than reformed citizens.

It is the intention of the Conservative party to motivate any government to do a health check on our democracy to identify and correct the root cause of Child abuse and Child poverty, and to ask some tough and honest questions around social policy, housing and justice. These issues can be addressed but not within the existing political landscape, and not by JUST throwing money at particular voting blocks once every three years.

The Conservatives have a full range of policies detailed on our website. Please review these at www.conservativeparty.org.nz and while you are there take the “Are you Conservative?” test, we would love to hear from you.