Daniel Reurich is the New Conservative candidate for Mt. Albert.
Daniel is 47 years old, and has been married for 20 years. He has four children, two girls and two boys, aged between 1 and 13 years old.
He was born in Hastings, New Zealand, to parents of Dutch origin. He later moved to Tokoroa for most of his primary school years, and then Waikino for secondary school at Waihi College. After completing his 6th Form (year 12 in the modern terminology), he went to Waikato Polytech to study for NZCE Mechanical, later completing his study via The Open Polytech and Central Institute of Technology.
Daniel worked in the Mechanical Engineering field, doing general mechanical fitting, turning, and welding for about seven years before switching occupations to work in the Information Technology field as a self-employed consultant, which has been his primary occupation for the last 18 years.
While Daniel’s work in the Information Technology field is oriented towards supporting small and medium sized businesses, he has a strong focus on the use of Linux and Open Source Software. In connection to this, he has had a significant role in the development of Devuan, a derivative Linux distribution. Daniel also served on the council of the New Zealand Open Source Society (NZOSS), from its foundation until 2018, and then for a number of further years as its Treasurer.
Having been self-employed in small business both part and full time for over 20 years, Daniel has a keen sense of what many New Zealand small business owners face, and the ever-increasing compliance burdens placed upon them. He believes that New Conservative — with a significant number of its candidates also being business owners — is well-placed to address compliance burdens and excessive red tape that businesses face, enabling them to accelerate recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown-induced economic downturn we are facing.
As a Christian, Daniel believes that life is sacred, and thus strongly agrees with New Conservative’s Pro-Life stance, and fully supports their initiative to repeal the recently passed heinous abortion legislation. He is also deeply concerned with the gender ideology being pushed in our schools, and the negative impacts that this will have on children, by causing them to question their identity and sexuality at a stage in their life when they are still developing a sense of self. Daniel believes that this is an insidious attack on families, and the future of New Zealand society.
Mt Albert voters are encouraged to give their party vote to New Conservative and their electorate vote to Daniel Reurich.