Rima Nakhle is the Executive Manager of Te Mahia Community Village, a family business providing emergency and transitional housing in Takanini. She established the Te Mahia Community Village Trust with her husband Roger several years ago, a trust which aims to better the lives of families in the Village through sport, education and social activities.
“The Takanini electorate is my home and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to campaign here for a National Government that’ll deliver for people in our community.”
“People in Takanini work hard to get ahead but are drowning under sky-high mortgage repayments, rents and grocery prices fuelled by Labour’s economic mismanagement. The Government is spending $1 billion more per week than in 2017 but outcomes have worsened. People in Takanini look at their bills and wonder how Labour can continue wasting taxpayer money while families struggle to cover the basics.”
“I’m aspirational for people in Takanini and want them to have the best opportunities in life. I’m standing for National because it’s the only party with plans to help people get ahead and the ability to deliver.”
She is passionate about her community and sponsors several local sport teams and athletes, as well as supporting community and charitable initiatives with a particular focus on education and sports for youth.
Born in Sydney, Rima made New Zealand her home more than a decade ago after marrying Roger, and has been living in the Takanini electorate since then.
Rima has a Bachelor of Laws from Western Sydney University and was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 2014.