Rachel is passionate about making the Kiwi Dream a reality for all New Zealanders.
As Nelson's representative in Parliament she'll fight for dignity at work; affordable, warm homes; quality education and a responsive, accessible health system for every person in the electorate.
Rachel believes Nelson has an important part to play in New Zealand's economic future.
Nelson’s incredible natural environment, outstanding creative industries and unrivaled community and entrepreneurial spirit make it uniquely placed to play a larger role in New Zealand’s economy.
As your representative she will be part of a Labour team that provides leadership and solutions, not empty promises like National, to the region.
Like most Kiwis, Rachel is concerned about the housing crisis, increasing child poverty, chronic underfunding of health and education, persistently low wages and job insecurity. She knows working people need the security of knowing there will be a pension there for them at an age they can still enjoy it.
Rachel fights every day for equality. As a past student president at NMIT she’s fought for accessible vocational education to give more people access to the workforce.
As an organiser with FIRST Union, Rachel advocates for working people, communities and employers to achieve fairness at work. In her spare time, she volunteers for organisations such as Women’s Refuge and the Nelson Cathedral Choir.
Rachel and her husband Scott are proud to be part of Nelson’s growing importance in New Zealand’s future and she’s ready to meet the challenge of making that future fair for everyone.