15 Jul 2014

NZ First selects Tauranga candidate

4:34 pm on 15 July 2014

The New Zealand First Party has selected a Tauranga city councillor, Clayton Mitchell, as its Tauranga candidate for this year's election.

Clayton Mitchell.

Clayton Mitchell. Photo: CLAYTON MITCHELL

The party's leader, Winston Peters, says Mr Mitchell has built up a rapport with the people of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui, and will fit well with New Zealand First.

Mr Peters held the Tauranga seat from 1993 until 2005.