The National Party has chosen Mark Osborne as its candidate for the Northland by-election.
The seat was vacant after Mike Sabin stood down for "personal reasons" last month.
The National Party said Mr Osborne was chosen at a meeting of party members in Kerikeri today.
The party said Mr Osborne, an asset manager for Far North District Council, was based in Taipa, 60km northwest of Kerikeri.
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"Through his work as a Northland public servant, former general manager of Te Ahu Charitable Trust, trustee of Mangonui School, and experience running family-owned local business Doubtless Beauty, Mr Osborne has strong ties to Northland," the party said.
"National is working hard and delivering for the north," said Mr Osborne, a married father of two children.
The by-election will be held on March 28.