Averil and her husband have three adult children.
They have a family business, and Averil is also involved in property investment management.
Averil’s early formative years were lived in Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch.
She completed her schooling at Burnside High, then undertook training in Secretarial/Business Administration.
This led to many employment opportunities, including working for TVNZ.
Averil became a supporter, member and candidate for New Conservative because she finds the policies to be refreshing and based on common sense.
Having worked for more than fourteen years with young people, Averil knows the importance of youth developing resilience, hope, and vision to build their own futures.
It is because of this that she likes New Conservative’s forward-thinking policy, including its push for year nine students to pursue trades if that is where their strengths lie, its income splitting tax policy, and its policy to lower tax for struggling families.
Averil’s background has led her to think a lot about the way debt is so easily loaded onto young people and families, and how disadvantageous this is.
Many do not fully comprehend the consequences of debt, and its impact on their ability to own homes, to invest, or to start businesses.
Yet, with some insight, they could avoid long-term pitfalls and achieve long-term goals.
Other policy Averil supports includes: New Conservative’s push to cut red tape on business, its aim to rebuild primary industries like oil drilling and mining, and its priority to make housing available even if that means temporarily suspending immigration.
Averil also believes that society, government and laws need to affirm life, not trivialise death.
She is opposed to the decriminalisation of euthanasia, and hopes to see the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 repealed.
She also wishes to see the Arms Amendment Act 2019 repealed.
We need to stop penalising good and decent people, as this act did when it penalised responsible licenced firearm owners.
Finally, Averil strongly supports New Conservative’s free speech policy.
Free speech includes the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and opinions of any kind, and in any form.
Averil’s main message is that “New Conservative is a party consisting of people with a wide variety of real world experience — not career politicians.
So if you want to see real change for the better, vote for New Conservative in the 2020 election.”