National's Wairarapa candidate Mike Butterick hopes to hold off challengers for the Wairarapa electorate in this year's general election.

The electorate race is wide open after the sitting National MP Alastair Scott announced he would not run for re-election.

Mike Butterick is a farmer and former 50 Shades of Green lobbyist.

His biggest challenger for the electorate seat is Labour's Kieran McAnulty, as public support sways towards Labour according to polls.


In this Local Focus video Butterick outlines his links to the electorate and what makes him a candidate worth voting for.

But when faced with choosing between Flying Nun and the Sound of Music, Butterick's answer might surprise some viewers.

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