Rosemary Bourke works as a warehouse administrator for a South Auckland manufacturer and has worked in operations roles for several years.
“The top issue in Māngere is the cost-of-living crisis and fixing it will be a National Government’s key focus. The median rent in Auckland is almost $5,000 higher per year under Labour and people paying mortgages don’t know where they’re going to find hundreds of dollars more every week to cover their repayments as interest rates are hiked to try keep a lid on Labour’s inflation.”
“National’s the only party with a plan to strengthen our economy so we can reduce the cost of living for people in Māngere. We’ve also announced our FamilyBoost policy which will provide up to $75 per week in tax rebates to help families with the cost of childcare.”
Rosemary has lived in Māngere for almost 30 years and raised her four children in the area. Over the years, she has volunteered with local schools, sports clubs and local community groups. She has also worked as a tutor for local parents, supporting them to be the first teachers at home to give their children a head start.