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Botany’s heavyweight electorate candidates will be hosted by the Life Growth Community Trust at its Botany Meet the Candidates evening on Tuesday September 1.

The event’s candidates panel will comprise the incumbent multiple term MP and party leader Jami-Lee Ross, the highly-ranked Labour candidate Naisi Chen and National’s businessman turned rookie politician Christopher Luxon.

Chris Luxon with Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown. Photo Wayne Martin

All will all be there to tell you their story, set out their policies and answer your questions,” said Lloyd Wong, the facilitator for the event.

“When we all look back on 2020, we will no doubt share stories about two key themes, the unprecedented pandemic and leadership.

“Our emotions in 2020 will cover the spectrum of fear, love, respect, trust and wonder.  Fear of the pandemic and love of our family, friends and community. Respect and trust in our New Zealand leaders to eliminate the virus and the sheer wonder at leadership choices in other parts of the world.”

As a team of 5 million, Wong said everyone played an integral part to beat the virus here in NZ.

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross on the summit of Stockade Hill overlooking Howick.

“However more than that though, voters elected the leaders of the country, that did so well in protecting the people and tangata whenua of NZ,” said Wong.

“In September, voters have the big responsibility to again elect the government that will take NZ forward, to protect and lead NZ’s economic recovery in a world still reeling from huge pandemic challenges.”

“The team of more than 50,000 Botany voters have a real choice and responsibility to elect its best political leaders for the times.”

Naisi Chen is Labour Party’s candidate for the Botany seat at the general election in September. Photo supplied

Wong is also calling for questions from Times readers for the election candidates. Email your questions in advance to

Come along, listen, engage and decide your choice at the Botany Meet the Candidates’ evening.

When :  7.30pm Tuesday September 1.

Where : East City Wesleyan Church, 219 Burswood Drive, Botany

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