Janette believes that every New Zealander deserves the best start and a fair go. She has experience as a nurse, mediator, farmer and business owner. She grew up in rural New Zealand and has a strong rural-regional voice. She recognised early on in life the importance of a sound education. Her opportunities arose from policy that Labour always supports: a decent education, affordable housing and good jobs. She has a strong resolve, and a commitment to making a difference for all New Zealanders. She currently works for a charity supporting people doing it tough. Janette believes every Kiwi has a right to thrive, not just survive.