Whilst admittedly behind the eight ball when it comes to experience in the political realm, One Party's Korrallie Bailey-Taurua is bringing a lifetime of community work to the table.
Born and bred in Putiki on the Whanganui River, Bailey-Taurua is standing for Te Tai Hauāuru.
"I never thought I'd end up in this position," she said.
One Party is a Christian party based on different denominations.
"I just have to keep focused, and know that my God has to be back in parliament."
Bailey-Taurua said the delay in the election had given her more time to get comfortable.
"The more I do it, the more confident I become. It's keeping me busy and I'm going to start doing some lives.
"Just getting myself out there."
The lives will be discussions primarily around the two referendums in this year's election; cannabis legalisation and the End of Life Choice Act.
"As Christians, we understand the spiritual dynamics around cannabis. But it's never done any good for our people."
Te Tai Hauāuru covers the western side of the North Island, starting in the South Waikato, heading through King Country, all of Taranaki, and east as far as Palmerston North through to Tawa just north of Wellington.
With more than a decade spent working in the community and iwi advancement, as well as a tutoring youth through the Waiora Maori Christian Community Trust, putting other people's needs before her own has always been Bailey-Taurua's nature.
She joined the One Party at the beginning of 2020, saying the ethos aligned with her personal outlook and beliefs.
"We are about justice, righteousness, truth and freedom."
A member of Faith City Church in Springvale, she wants to bring back godly values and principals into politics, something she says is needed in such a time.
"I'm standing on the Treaty and I'm standing on the gospel."
Bailey-Taurua's goals are to see families reunited, bring the spirit of the community back and reunite Maori with their heritage and history.
"We need to be able to work together as whānau. It's a matter of drawing back to our tikanga. I want to see our whānau back to being families and back in the community.
"We've lost a lot of that, that perception of who we are."