The electorate includes Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Hamner Springs and Amberley. Held by Colin King (National Party) with a majority of 11,445. (retiring)
2011 party vote (%): National 55.41, Labour 19.85, Green 11.09, NZ First 6.55, ACT 1.11, United Future 0.90, Maori 0.43, Mana 0.13
Colin King National Party List #52
Entered Parliament in 2005. A farmer and former director of the Meat Board and Meat & Wool NZ.
Ian Hayes Libertarianz List #22
John McCaskey Democrats for Social Credit List #10
Liz Collyns Labour Party
Richard Evans ACT Party List #18
Steffan Browning Green Party List #10
Organic horticulturalist, spokesperson for Soil & Health/Organic NZ. Has stood for the Green Party in three previous elections.