Kerry Campbell is the New Conservative candidate for Whangārei.
Kerry is a husband, a father of four and a grandfather of six. He is based in Whareora, near Whangarei, but grew up in Auckland.
Kerry and his wife Sheryl have been farming for 40 years. For the first 10, they progressed their way through the sharemilking system, eventually buying their first dairy farm in 1990. In 1997, they purchased their 40 hectare grazing block at Whareora. They converted their mixed breed dairy herd to a pedigree jersey stud. At one time, their herd was in the top 5% for New Zealand’s dairy breeding index.
Locally, Kerry has been involved in a number of churches and home groups, some of which he has founded and run. He also likes to keep up with current events, and has been a regular contributor of letters to the editor in newspapers.
His first three children were all involved in the New Zealand Pony Club, and he was a local committee member. He offered part of his land for the development of a cross country course, and this was used to host the Northland Area Pony Club Championship.
From a young age, Kerry’s interests included snorkelling, spearfishing and scuba diving. Today, he still enjoys sailing, fishing and boating, and has shared this interest with his wife, children, family and friends.
Kerry became involved in politics because so many facets of life are affected by our political system. He is running for New Conservative for his grandchildren as they will bear the brunt of the political future of New Zealand, either for good or for ill.
He was previously a paid member of NZ First, with its immigration policy being key to that. For obvious reasons, he has allowed his NZ First membership to lapse.
Kerry has observed that many attitudes in our society and culture today are not so much those of the silent majority, but the combined effect of philosophical and ideological streams which are promulgated through education, media, and government. He believes those among us who recognise negative consequences in this need more representation in parliament.
Kerry encourages the people of Whangārei to give their party vote to New Conservative.