Heather believes that New Zealand is a country where everyone should have the opportunity to be successful no matter their circumstances.
Heather, like a lot of kiwis living in rural New Zealand, is concerned about growing inequity in New Zealand and knows that Labour policies around education, health care, housing and regional development can help address this issue.
Heather is a qualified primary teacher and spent six years teaching in low decile schools in rural New Zealand. During her time teaching she took on a leadership role within the Union Movement. Heather now works as a Union Organiser for Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa; The Tertiary Education Union. As well as her work advocating for workers within the tertiary sector Heather is also the co convenor of Unions Manawatu and sits on the “Stand Up; Youth Union Movement” committee – a group that focuses on educating and engaging young working people on their rights at work.
The Warren family have lived in the Rangitikei since 1860. Heather spent time growing up on the family farm outside of Marton before shifting to Whanganui. After finishing her study at Massey University, Heather returned to live in the Rangitikei. Heather and her husband now live in Marton. Having spent half of her life living and working in the Rangitikei Heather is a fantastic advocate for ensuring New Zealanders in regional areas have access to quality public services.