Corie is proud to have the opportunity to stand up for what he believes in, and he is proud to offer a strong voice for the communities and people of New Plymouth. Corie believes in freedom for all: that each and every New Zealander has the right to fully participate in society.
Corie lives in Egmont Village with his wife and daughter and a small collection of animals. He is currently the manager of Chalmers Rest Home and Hospital in New Plymouth. He attended Westown Primary, Devon Intermediate and New Plymouth Boys High School. After school, he trained as a fabricator/welder and went on to manage shifts at an engineering firm.
With the support of Labour’s adult education policies Corie returned to study and in 2007 he graduated with a Health Science degree from Auckland University of Technology.
For the past 17 years Corie has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of many of New Zealand’s most vulnerable – the homeless, people living with mental health and addiction issues and, more recently, – the elderly. With a grandfather who was a union organiser and Labour supporter, Corie learned about Labour and Labour values early. His dream for New Zealand is a just society founded on the belief that everyone has access to social, economic, cultural, legal and political support - regardless of their race, gender, income or position in society. A country full of opportunity - so all New Zealanders are able to fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents and skills.