Sexton Enjoys Double Hit Out With Team Championship Opener

Tom Sexton claimed the first round of the Grassroots Trust Team Championship presented by Dynamo Events in Cambridge on a day dominated by bunch sprints. We caught up with the track World Championship medallist afterwards.
By Ed Wright

Tom Sexton claimed the first round of the Grassroots Trust Team Championship presented by Dynamo Events in Cambridge on a day dominated by bunch sprints. We caught up with the track World Championship medallist afterwards.

Day 1 of the 2019-2020 Team Championship took in a two-part day of racing with a team time trial followed by road race around Cambridge roads that we may well see again in February at the Elite Road National Championships. For Tom Sexton, one of a large New Zealand team set to contest the Oceania Track Cycling Championships, it was a well worthwhile day out on familiar roads. “The two races were a pretty good hit out on the road again and good to be racing some familiar faces again,” Sexton told RoadCycling. “The team did really well in the team time trial and then in the road race it was good to get a good session out there.”

Sexton and his Team Central Roofing Revolution outfit finished fifth in the team time trial and then backed up with the 64km road race in the afternoon. For the podium in category 1 – comprised of Sexton, Nick Kergozou and Regan Gough – multiple races in a day are nothing out of the ordinary; and at this point in the season, one that is still young for the track team, the format definitely has its advantages. “The multiple races in one day was a good way to get a decent amount of work out and see how the body pulls up after the TTT, and then having to try back up in the road race really stresses the system which is good for me at the moment.”
Regan Gough, Tom Sexton and Nick Kergozou on the podium after round 1 of the Team Championship, photo Dynamo Events

The short nature of the road race, compared to other Team Championship outings, saw Sexton anticipating a high energy road race; and he wasn’t disappointed. “The race being quite short meant it was lightning fast from the start. I knew how it would sort of play out with 6 or so riders going up the road before another 6-10 would bridge across and it would be a sprint from that reduced group which played out pretty much as planned, unfortunately for me the company in the group was very good with a lot of guys being powerful enough to go for a late flyer and then all having 5 boys from the track squad in there it was going to be a difficult sprint coming into the end,” Sexton said.

Sexton knew that the strength of the Coupland Bakeries team, already victorious in the team time trial, was a key train to mark in the run in. The team were built around Nick Kergozou going into the finale; and Tom was not about to miss that train. “Knowing they wanted to set Nick up for the sprint was good for me and a few others just to let them chase anything that went away. Coming into the finish Regan took a late flyer that I thought would have been the move to win but with Couplands on the front they kept the pace too high to let anyone get too big of a lead.”

The sprint was far from a textbook one for Sexton and co as a late crash upset matters. But Sexton was able to hold it together to secure the win and the first leader’s jersey of the 2019-2020 series. “Coming into the final corner I knew how tight it is having raced it as a junior so knew I had to just take it long in the sprint and go before the corner just to make sure I was clear coming into it,” he explained. “Unfortunately 2 riders ended up slipping out which disrupted the bunch and gave me a little bit of a gap before a drag to the line between me Regan and Nick.”

Looking ahead the spring-summer is going to be busy for Sexton who heads to the Oceania Championships next month before the Tour of Southland and then the beginning of his World Cup season. We hope he starts as he means to go on!

Source: Republished by arrangement.

Dying Man Thanks Rugby Southland For Memorable Experience

John Corbin has a terminal lung disease and only months left to live. Instead of spending his final days making memories and spending time with his loved ones, he has been “saving madly” to cover the costs of his funeral, with the help of a Give a Little page as well.

While his finances and lungs have held John Corbin back, Rugby Southland has stepped up and given him an experience his family can remember forever.

“I was humbled to be able to go to a rugby game,” John Corbin says.
“Rugby Southland organised me and my family indoor seating for the Southland Stags vs North Harbour game and a visit to meet a few players in the changing rooms.

“Thank you to Rugby Southland, and especially Jack King, their marketing coordinator, who made it all happen.”

John’s give alitte page is here

John Corbin with family and some of the Southland Stags. photo: supplied

John Corbin says the experience was something he will never forget and thought it was unable to happen.
“I feel very thankful that Rugby Southland went out of its way for a supporter.”

Funeral Notices – Monday 30th September

If you would like your lost loved one’s  death / funeral  notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more information about this free service.

Your funeral director can also assist with the notice writing process, as well as other helpful services and advice during your time of need.

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CAMERON, Graham David.
Peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at home, Te Anau. Loving husband and friend of Lee for 52 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Paula and Neil Collinson (Te Anau), Gina and Vaughan Kyne (Christchurch). Adored Grandaddy of Lucy, Ryah, Greer and Cam. Loved son of Gav* and Lucy* Cameron. Loved son-in-law of Koa* and Angus* Campbell. Loved brother-in-law of Judith and Willy Crawford. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Neville* and Margaret, Alan and Karin, Gil and Marilyn Campbell, Bill* and Betty Campbell, Bob* Campbell and Adair* Joiner. Loved uncle of all his many nieces and nephews.
“Crusty old Buzzard Pain free at last”
A Memorial Service to celebrate Graham’s life will be held in the Te Anau Club, Pop Andrew Drive, Te Anau, on Saturday, October 5 at 2.00pm. In accordance with Graham’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be left at the service for Fiordland Medical Practice. Special thanks to all staff at the Medical Centre and the district nurses for all the loving care to Graham during his long battle. Messages to PO Box 236 or 67 Mokonui Street, Te Anau 9600. (*denotes deceased)

CROWE, Desmond Terence (Des). MBE, JP
Loved husband of the late Eileen (nee O’Donnell), and father of Marie, Pauline, Denise and Tim; and their husbands and partners Rod, Tony and Cris. He was a very loved grandfather of Xavier, Tyrone, Bridie, Shannon, Jessica, Gabriel, Pablo, Bradley and Patrick, and great-grandfather of Te Taonga and Goldie. Des was a highly regarded uncle, brother-in-law, friend and colleague of many. Des’s funeral will be held at Christ The King Church, Burnside, Christchurch, on Wednesday, October 2 at 1.30pm.
‘May the road rise up to meet you and the wind be at your back. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand’.

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Southland on Sunday, September 29, 2019, aged 38. Loving partner of Cyril Fearn. Loved Mother of Alisha, Ryan, Tyrone, Cody, Dylan, Harley, Tennesse, Dakota, Dantay. Loved daughter of Keith and Margaret Fraser. Dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, Aunty, and loved granddaughter of Janet. A service for Debra will be held on Wednesday, October 2, at 10.30am, J Fraser and Sons Chapel, corner Esk and Doon Street, Invercargill. Messages may be sent to 7 Brooke Street, Invercargill, or to Debra’s tribute page at

SMITH, Stuart James.
Loving son of James* and Anna* Smith. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Ethel* and Bill* Kelly, Mary* Smith, Ruth* and Arthur Campbell. Loved brother-in-law of John* and Carol Burns. Loved and respected uncle of all his nieces and nephews.
(*denotes deceased)

SMITH, Stuart James.
Aged 91 years, of Wendon Valley, Pounawea, Gore. Passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Southland Hospital. Adored and loving husband of Betty (nee Burns) for nearly 65 years. Devoted and loving father and father-in-law of Evelyn Paterson, David and Elizabeth Smith, Jennifer and Darryl Branthwaite, Pamela Graham, Raewyn and Neil Miller, Peter and Lisa Smith. Treasured Grandad of Jonathan and Carlene, Timothy, Stuart and Jess; Anna and Tim, Emily, Laura, Katrina and Charlotte; Matthew and Daniel; Claire; Jessica, Mark and the late Rebekah; Simon and Zoe, and loved Great-Grandad of Kayleigh and Joshua.
“Resting peacefully ready to meet his Lord and Saviour”
Stuart’s family appreciate and acknowledge all the loving care he has received at Windsor Park Care Home, Gore, over these past 2 years. A service of thanksgiving for Stuart’s life will be held in the Calvin Community Church, Robertson Street, Gore, on Wednesday, October 2, at 1.30pm, leaving thereafter for the Waikaka Cemetery, arriving approximately 3.45pm.

TOHIARIKI, Sonya Stacey.
Suddenly on September 26, 2019; aged 72. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Temana and Maria, Juan and Lyiza, Tracey and Phil, and Manuel. Adored nana and great-nana. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Tony* and Ngaire, Denise*, Terry and Helen, Fiona and Steve, Michael*, Brendan*, and Vienna. Loved by all Tohiariki and Kotuhi whanau and all her nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Sonya’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill on Wednesday, October 2, at 1.00pm. Private cremation to follow. Messages to 220 Regent Street Invercargill 9812. (*denotes deceased)

WASON, Catherine (nee Robertson).
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Catherine ended her journey peacefully surrounded by her family. The family wish to acknowledge and thank the dedicated team at Ellesmere Hospital. Donations can be made to any Hospice Branch. A Memorial Service will be held at The Cabbage Tree, Otatara, Invercargill, on Saturday, October 5, 2-4pm. Rachael and Lockie wish to thank the wider family and close friends for their support.

WOODLEY, Hazel Isobell.
Mum passed away peacefully at Peacehaven Invercargill on September 28, 2019. Aged 95. Loving mother of Bob (Hervey Bay, Australia), Betty and Alister Clay (Queenstown), Keith (Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre), Brian*, and Graeme and Gwen (Christchurch). Loved grandma and great-grandma. Second daughter of Gert* and Lewis* Herman; her siblings Ivan* and Flora*, Eric* and Else*, Jack* and Lily*, Mary* and Ivan* Jones, Bill*, Louie and Jim* McIntosh, Fred* and Violet*. Loved by her many nieces and nephews. A service for mum will be held in the Peacehaven Chapel, 498 Tweed St, on Wednesday, October 2, at 1.30pm. Private committal to follow. Donations for activities fund for Peacehaven Residents would be greatly appreciated. Messages to B Clay, 30 Cedar Drive, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown 9300 or [email protected] (*denotes deceased)

Information Sought for Critical Pedestrian Hit by Car

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a car at around 1.30am on Saturday on Inglewood Road in Invercargill.

Police are seeking information from anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed the crash, including a man in dark clothing who had been seen with a bicycle before the crash.

The driver of the vehicle has been spoken to by the police and the car has been taken in as evidence.

If you have any information about the incident, call 105 or visit the Invercargill Police Station.

Alexandra Police Appeal For Public Help Following Attempted Robbery of Night & Day

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man wanted in relation to a robbery at the Night and Day Diary in Alexandra.

At about 11pm yesterday Police received a report of an attempted robbery at the premises.

A man entered the dairy and threw a rock, breaking a glass cabinet.

He demanded money and cigarettes from the two shop workers who hid out the back while the incident occurred.

One of them sustained minor injuries after being cut by a shard of glass.

The man attempted to open the cigarette cabinet himself but when he was unsuccessful he fled on foot toward Killarney Street.

He is described as of solid build and was wearing what appeared to be a pillow case over his head.

Any members of the public that recognise this man or have any information about the incident are asked to contact Police on 105 or by going into the Alexandra Police Station.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Countdown Ends Firework Sales

Countdown supermarket is to stop selling fireworks.

The announcement follows a recent customer survey, which found that 66 percent of customers either rarely or never bought fireworks.

Most indicated that they had moved away because of a concern for animal welfare, while others noted they had safety and environmental concerns.

Countdown spokesperson Scott Davidson said backyard fireworks were simply not as popular as they used to be.

“Our customers have told us that while they still love to celebrate special occasions such as Matariki, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Guy Fawkes, backyard fireworks at home are becoming less of an occasion than they used to be,” he said in a statement.

The move is supported by the SPCA, whose chief executive Andrea Midgen said fireworks can be terrifying to animals.

“Every year animals are injured, frightened, go missing or occasionally suffer abuse related to fireworks,” Ms Midgen said.

Source: republished by arrangement



Gail Warning, Clutha and Southland Including Stewart Island

Gale westerlies for the far south of the South Island and heavy rain for the West Coast

A front, preceded by strong west to northwest winds, moves north across the South Island today (Saturday) followed by a second front on Sunday and Monday.

These fronts bring periods of heavy rain to the West Coast with the heaviest falls expected in Westland about and south of Hokitika and a Heavy Rain Warning is now in force for this area. A Heavy Rain Watch remains in force for Fiordland, and now also covers the remainder of Westland and Buller.

In addition, the Watch covers the possibility of west to northwest winds rising to severe gale in coastal parts of Clutha and Southland including Stewart Island during today.

Strong Wind Watch

Area: Stewart Island, Coastal Southland and Coastal Clutha
Valid: 6 hours from 9:00am to 3:00pm Saturday
Forecast: West to northwest winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Saturday 28 Sep 2019.


Funeral Notices – Saturday 28th September

If you would like your lost loved one’s  death / funeral  notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more information about this free service.

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AUTRIDGE, Sydney John (Syd).
Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital on Saturday, September 21, 2019, aged 98 years young. Dearly loved husband and soulmate to the late Nola. Loved Dad of Glennys and Graeme Lynn. Poppa to Michael (deceased), Sandra and Brendon Cleaver, Rachel, Mark, James and Sophie Quertier, Andrew and Michelle (Melbourne). All messages to Glennys, 22 North Terrace, Gore 9710.

DUFF, Albert Gordon (Bert).
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Southland Hospital. Aged 94 years. Dearly loved husband of Ruby and Ailsa.* Loved father, stepfather and father-in-law of Allan and Val Duff, Ronald and Sandra Duff, Lynley and David Stevens, Jan Duff*, Robyn and Marko Celebi, Martin and Valerie Rabbidge, Gordon and Julie Rabbidge, Lynley and Lindsay Rhind, Helen Maxwell*, Lindsay Maxwell and Julie Munro. Adored grandfather and great-grandfather of all his 24 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Bill and Avis Duff*, Frank and Joyce Dawson*. Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Bert will be held at the Invercargill Workingmens Club, 154 Esk Street, Invercargill, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 commencing at 10.30am. (*denotes deceased). His interment will follow at Edendale Cemetery. Online tributes amy be left on Bert’s tribute page at

KEEN, Leonard Eric (Len).
In the loving care of O’Byrne Wing, Rowena Jackson. Peacefully in the arms of his daughter, surrounded by his loving family, from Invercargill. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan for 59 years. Loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. As per Len’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. Messages to 34 Lorn Street, Invercargill 9810.

McIntyre, Tui Heather.
Passed away on Monday 23 September 2019 at Ascot Care Home; aged 96 years. Loved wife of the late Cecil McIntyre, dearly loved Mum, Mum-in-law and Grandma of David and Karen, Lynley and Perry Murray, Jessica and Raika. In accordance with Tui’s wishes a private service has been held. Thank you to the staff of Ascot Care Home for their love, care and support of Tui during the last 3 years. Messages to 182 Catherine Street, Invercargill.

MILLER, Eric David.
Answered his call to Christ on Thursday, September 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Loved husband and soulmate of Anne. Treasured father and father-in-law of the late Sandra, Joanne and Mauray Ganter (Auckland), Michelle and Jason. Loved grangie and grandad of Evelyn, Amy, Jessica, Liam and Laura. A service to celebrate Eric’s life will be held in the All Saints Church, Dee St, Gladstone, Invercargill, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 47 Thurso Street, Invercargill.

REYNOLDS, Marie Gertrude (nee O’Sullivan).
Peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 with her loving family by her side at Calvary Rest Home, aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Herb. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Graeme and Malita, Kevin and Ruth, Petrina* and Tony Empson, Michael and Stephanie, Gerard and Lyn, Bernadette and Michael Walker, Christopher and friend of Loretta, and Paul*. Adored grandmother of all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special friend of Marge Keen. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Patrick*, Philip*, and Bernadette* and Jack* Dalton. R.I.P.
Funeral details to be advised. A Rosary will be recited at the Calvary Rest Home Chapel on Wednesday, October 2, at 7.00pm. Messages 36 Clifton Street, Windsor, Invercargill 9810.

WASON, Catherine (nee Robertson).
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Catherine ended her journey peacefully surrounded by her family. The family wish to acknowledge and thank the dedicated team at Ellesmere Hospital. Donations can be made to any Hospice Branch. A Memorial Service will be held at The Cabbage Tree, Otatara, Invercargill, on Saturday, October 5, 2-4pm. Rachael and Lockie wish to thank the wider family and close friends for their support.


HOSKIN, Leslie May.
Kevin Fletcher, Paula & Bruce, Morgan & Hamish, Emily, and Neve would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind, caring and generous expressions of love and support shown to us when our precious partner, mother and nana passed away.  For the beautiful flowers, never ending supply of food, baking, kind messages and cards; a huge thank you.  To Leslie’s amazing friends, and our own, who not only continued to support her, but also us through this painful journey over the last five years, we thank you from the bottom of our hears.  To Barb, for your diligent care and unwavering advocacy, we can’t thank you enough.  To celebrant Sharyn Payne and Chris Sutherland at Avenal Park Funeral Home, a special thank you for ensuring this difficult time was a little less stressful.  Please everyone, too numerous to name individually, accept this as a heartfelt acknowledgement of our appreciation.

KING, Colin Maxwell.
Fay and family would like to thank everyone for all their support, cards, phone calls, baking, floral tributes, and donations to the Tuatapere Emergency Services. The family were overwhelmed by the number of people at Colin’s service, thank you so much to all those who attended the service and graveside. Thank you must go to those who travelled from far and near your presence was greatly appreciated. A sincere thank you must also go to the Doctors and staff at Southland Hospital for your caring support of Colin and our family. Thank you to all those who assisted and made the celebration of Colin’s life so very special, your kindness and support meant a lot to us as a family. As many addresses are unknown please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

McKENZIE, Beverley (B).
On behalf of my family and I (Dexter) we would like to convey our deepest heartfelt thanks to all those who sent cards, flowers, baking, or just a hug and a handshake, in the time of our sad loss of Bev, a loved wife and life time friend, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Many thanks to the West Otago Medical Centre, District Nurses, Dawn, Dr Fonz, and Heather from the Dunedin Hospice, George Kopu officiating minister, Hammond and Ryder Funeral Directors. Your thoughtfulness in the time of our loss is overwhelming.
“To Bev”
My mind still talks to you, and my heart still looks for you, but my soul knows you are
at rest. – Your loving family.

RICHARDS, Dorothy Margaret.
Bob (Arrowtown) and Jeffrey (Melbourne) would like to sincerely thank everyone for their kindness and support during Dorothy’s brief illness and subsequent passing on September 12. The many emails, phone calls, cards, meals and flowers were greatly appreciated in our time of sorrow. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the September 19 to farewell a very special lady, especially friends and family who travelled long distances. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the doctors and nurses on ward 7, Dunedin Hospital, who were so kind and compassionate to Dorothy during her 5 week illness. Also a special thank you to Affinity Funerals for helping us through an extremely difficult time.

SNODGRASS, Vincent Gerard (Vince).
Alice and family wish to thank all those who supported us in the sad loss of Vince. Heartfelt thanks to those from St John who attended Vince. Special thanks to Gerald McSorielly, Karen Ralston, Fathers Harrison and McGettigan. Thank you also to the team at J Fraser & Sons, especially Ross Thomson and Rachael Crothers for your kindness and compassion. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement.

STEEL, Graeme Leslie.
Elizabeth, Debbie, Robyn, Stephanie, Rebecca, Fiona, their partners and families, wish to thank everyone for the love and support extended to us after the death of Graeme, a much loved husband, father, father-in-law, Granddad, brother, uncle and friend. Thanks to Rob Pendreigh and to the team at Campbell and Sons. Thanks also to Dr. Roger Yang for his care of Graeme. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of the family’s gratitude.

Blue Sky Meats Supreme Winner at Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards

Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards were held last night on Friday 27 September at the Ascot Park Hotel. Southland Chamber of Commerce hosted a sold out crowd of over 400 business people at the prestigious awards dinner.

The awards were introduced in 2013 and are held bi-annually and this year a record number of businesses applied with 109 applications received over the 10 categories.
Winners were announced in 10 categories with a supreme winner chosen from these finalists.

Blue Sky Meats have taken home the Westpac Supreme Award along with winning the Findex Primary and Primary Services Sector Awards and were also finalists in the Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award.

Proudly and uniquely Southland based, Blue Sky Meats is a public company that procures sheep exclusively from the lower South Island, processes at its Morton Mains plant and markets their products to over 50 countries.


The company has been completely overhauled after several years of underperformance and a plant closure with the new governance and management structure ensuring continued growth and success with a strong strategic vision and emphasis on its 375 employees, Innovation and Health, Safety and Environment.

Awards judge Westpac Commercial Manager Dave Anderson said “The Blue Sky Meats entry into this year’s awards stood out in what was a very difficult group to shine in.
In what has been a challenging sector of late, their professionalism in the quality of entry alongside their clear goals and excellent performance in all facets of their business gave them the edge to take out the 2019 Supreme Business Excellence Award”
The Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards 2019 winners are:

Westpac Supreme Award
Recognising a winner in one or more of the other award categories that has demonstrated the highest overall level of business excellence.
Blue Sky Meats

Findex Primary & Primary Services Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise in the primary and primary service sector that provides outstanding products or services.
Blue Sky Meats

Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise in the construction, trades, manufacturing & distribution sector that provides outstanding products or services.
New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter

Powernet New and Emerging Award
For private sector enterprises that have been in operation for less than two years as at 31 March 2017 and have demonstrated business excellence.
WM Compliance Solutions

The Southland Times Consumer Service Sector Award
Recognising any enterprises in the hospitality, tourism or retail sector that provides outstanding products or services.
McCallums Group

Invercargill Licensing Trust Not for Profit Award
Recognising excellence in performance by a Southland not-for-profit organisation.
Habitat for Humanity Invercargill

Market South Innovation Award
Recognising innovative enterprises that have invested in developing innovative thinking, products, services, initiatives, processes, or a business model that have been integral to their success.

Southland Chamber of Commerce Professional Service Sector Award
Recognising any enterprise in the professional service sector that provides outstanding products or services.
Market South

ACC Workplace Safety Award
For all enterprises that demonstrates excellent safety in the workplace.
FI Innovations

Healthy Families Workplace Wellbeing Award
Recognising enterprises that have created successful initiatives designed to embed a culture of wellness in their organisations
Blue River Dairy

Southern Institute of Technology Business Personality Award
Recognising an established leader of the business community who has done exemplary work throughout their career and has made a significant contribution to the business and wider community
Paul Adams (Stabicraft)

Dowie Confirmed as National’s 2020 Invercargill Candidate

Sarah Dowie has today been confirmed as National’s candidate to stand for the Invercargill Electorate in the 2020 General Election.

“Invercargill is my home, and it’s wonderful to be confirmed as National’s candidate for the 2020 General Election, Sarah Dowie says.

“I’ve been working hard for the people of Invercargill for the last 5 years as their local Member of Parliament and I’m looking forward to continuing to fiercely represent their interests at the 2020 election and beyond.

“I’m proud of the work I have done locally to champion our small businesses, tourism  and education opportunities that help everyday Kiwis and their families access the support and services they need.”