My name is Andrew Caie, and I am a physiotherapist by trade. I got into physiotherapy because I have a passion for human health and well-being. During my training there was a marked shift in the industry toward evidence-based practice, to offer the best results for our patients. This taught me the requirement to stay up to date with the latest knowledge, in order to achieve the best outcomes for the people I treat. This ultimately created a rampant desire in me to see systemic changes that maximise the well-being of all our people – something that seems missing from politics today.
During my 31 years I have lived under either a Labour coalition or a National coalition. This swapping between red team and blue team with token politicians furthering their own desires has resulted in what we see today – rising inequality, rampant poverty, mental ill-health, environmental degradation, and a rising number of New Zealanders living week to week or alternatively seeking better fortune elsewhere.
So here I am taking the plunge in order to create a New Zealand fit for the modern age, where human well-being is the focus, so we can collectively flourish as we transition into this new era of humanity. It is time to make human betterment with the latest knowledge the focus of our collective governance. It is time to vote different!