Dan RosewarneCandidate for Waimakariri

Dan Rosewarne

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Meet Dan Rosewarne

As your MP I’ll focus on today so we can build for tomorrow. This means focusing on the big issues with a back to basics approach!

Dan enlisted in the NZ Army at 18 and completed an Auto Heavy Engineering apprenticeship. Dan moved up through the ranks and took on various mentoring, training, and logistics management roles. Dan retired from the NZ Army when he entered parliament as a list MP in 2022. He has since served on the Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Select Committee, and the Education & Workforce Select Committee.

Dan believes every New Zealander deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. He wants everyone to have a share in the Kiwi dream of home ownership and a well-paid job. Dan is passionate about the trades and believes that apprenticeships are vital to business and the economy. Dan is committed to improving pathways for young people to get into apprenticeships and for businesses to take on apprentices.

Dan’s career  highlights include deploying as part of the regional assistance mission to the Solomon Islands in 2008 and providing disaster relief to Christchurch after the 2011 earthquakes. In 2016 Dan was involved with the  coordination and distribution of essential supplies into Kaikoura immediately after the earthquake. Dan was also involved with the NZDF response to COVID-19, which saw him overseeing Defence Force staff across managed isolation facilities in Christchurch.

Dan is a cancer survivor and has seen the public health system from the ‘other side’. He understands what it means for patients and their families to have access to world-class health care and the latest treatment options. Dan is committed to resourcing Pharmac so Kiwis get the best health outcomes.

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