Troy wants to see New Zealand set a standard for the world by seeing the key messages of our national anthem fulfilled.
Troy is a husband and father. He and his wife Nadine have home-schooled their three children, who are now very engaged in the local community. Troy has been a member of the Darfield Township committee and has also coached his son’s rugby teams. His varied work background helps him relate well to people of all walks of life.
Originally from Oamaru, Troy started his working life dairy farming at Awamoko with his grandfather Sid Hurst (regarded today as a pioneer of improved irrigation methods in the Lower Waitaki basin). Troy then worked as a Musterer in the Canterbury High Country area. After a stint at Lincoln University, he continued farming as a Musterer in Manapouri, eventually returning to large herd dairy farm management and lower order share milking.
In 2006, Troy made a career change to Commercial Real Estate in Christchurch. “I particularly enjoyed that role as I got to work with a wide range of hardworking New Zealanders, ranging from ‘rich listers’ with significant holdings to everyday kiwis just starting out”.
Troy and his family were in Christchurch during the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Troy was on the top floor of an office building in Colombo Street when one of the devastating earthquakes hit. He helped to rescue two women who were trapped in the building.
After the earthquakes, Troy and his family moved to Darfield, where Troy helped build the Fonterra Darfield Powder plant, where he subsequently worked.
“To build a strong nation you need strong families. In recent years I have been concerned about the direction we are headed in. History shows that if we continue on this track, we’ll lose our rights and freedoms and end up an impoverished socialist state.”
“To this end, I’ve put a significant amount of effort into working for a better future for New Zealanders, including writing submissions to select committees on topics such as Firearms, Education, Euthanasia and Abortion, writing letters to government, and supporting local action groups.”
“We need to stand up to fight for our children’s future, or it will be lost. New Conservative understands the timeless principles needed to make a nation strong, safe, healthy, wealthy and enduring — and that’s why I’m standing for New Conservative.”