About Tony Milne
I'm Tony Milne the Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central.
I moved to Christchurch 14 years ago to attend university. I built my home and life here.
I work in the Central City and I’m committed to making sure that we rebuild Christchurch as the best city in the world to live, work, and raise a family.
Many people in Christchurch are struggling with incomes that are too low and housing costs and power prices that are too high. People are struggling with getting answers from EQC and insurance companies, or with homes that are too cold and damp. Too many of our children are growing up in poverty in Christchurch.
We must kick-start a faster and fairer recovery by addressing immediate challenges:
- * The housing crisis;
- * EQC and insurance roadblocks to the rebuild; and
- * Job creation and higher incomes.
I'm from a humble upbringing. As a family we had little money, but my parents worked hard to give my brother, sisters and me opportunities. I want to make sure those opportunities are there for everyone in Christchurch Central.
I've spent several years working on the front line of health and addictions services – for the past 5 1/2 years as National Manager of Public Health at the Problem Gambling Foundation. I know what it takes to stand up for people in need and to work to get solutions.
Join our campaign - together, we can start building the better, fairer Christchurch and New Zealand we all believe in.
Tony Milne, JP
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