The Green Party today announced David Moorhouse as its candidate for the Christchurch East by-election.

Mr Moorhouse, who was a candidate for Christchurch Central in 2011, is a software developer in community healthcare.

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei said Mr Moorhouse and the party would be campaigning for a "Green rebuild of Christchurch".

Mr Moorhouse also promised to help residents work through problems with the Earthquake Commission.

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Labour have selected Poto Williams as their candidate in the by-election.