Standing In Tukituki
Contact: Melanie Petrowski Mob: 021-730-980
Ko te Mata te maunga, ko Tukituki te awa, Ko Te Fritz Reuter te waka, Ko Ngati Kahungunu toku iwi, Ko Te Aranga toku Marae, Ko Heretaunga toku rohe, KO Lorraine toku mama, Ko Wayne toku papa, Ko Melanie toku ingoa.
Melanie was born in Heretaunga (Hastings) and grew up in Pa Harakeke (Flaxmere), in the Tukituki electorate, Hawke’s Bay. She is 44 years old (in 2020), single with no children.
Melanie has been working from the age of 14 with 30 work experience in the world. At 18 years old she joined the military (the Royal New Zealand Air Force) for 3 years, then worked in finance, insurance and administration in Auckland, before traveling the world.
She is currently in her last year of a Bachelor of Social Work at Napier’s Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT). She has been a Christian since 2007, volunteered at her church, and worked many casual jobs to fit around her study, including care work with all ages groups including children in respite homes and a daycare center, including babies, youth (including foster care), adults in private homes, hospital and mental health and elderly.
Melanie is a vibrant personality, ‘a real firecracker’ as she is passionate about her community and, the nation and the world as a whole.
“This planet we call Earth is changing before our eyes and it seems we are regressing as a people, not progressing. God has opened my heart to children, youth, and social issues; and I’m passionate about the economy, housing, and the safety and security of people and property. Aotearoa New Zealand has many needs that could be easily addressed, and positive outcomes that could be easily met, but we have to put in the Mahi (work), and we sure have a lot to do. One Party is willing to put in that work. The nation needs a voice who will speak up for what the nation needs and wants, and I believe we can be that voice for the nation. I believe we can make a difference.”