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Tim Costley finished as the Commanding Officer of the Air Force’s Flying Training Wing, having served over 20 years as a helicopter pilot and in various leadership positions.

His operational service includes Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands, and humanitarian missions in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and New Zealand. Tim also served in Europe as the first New Zealand Officer sent in response to the invasion in Ukraine.

Tim is the founder of The Missing Wingman Trust, a charity caring for Air Force families, and in 2014 he served as Prince William’s Equerry.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Physics from Massey University and a Master’s degree in International Defence and Security from Cranfield University in the UK.

He lives in Waikanae with his wife Emma and their three daughters.

People in the Ōtaki electorate tell me they want a Government focused on the issues that matter to them like the cost-of-living crisis, and I know that a Chris Luxon-led National Government would do exactly that

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