2023 Candidates

Because the Outdoors and Freedom Party are also under the Freedoms NZ unity coalition we have decided to only run a few candidates in places where we had a good presence. We do not want to run any “freedom candidates” against another.

Sue Grey. West Coast Electorate.

Ranked as number 2 on the Freedoms NZ list.

Sue has a long history of advocating for the underdog. She is well known on the West Coast for helping in a number of West Coast causes such as the aerial spraying of 1080, Fluoride in water, getting the Takaka hill road open and numerous farming issues. Sue has already undertaken two long trips talking to the locals from Karamea to Haast as well as the a number of meetings in Golden Bay.


Donna Hoppeke-Phillips

Donna Pokere Phillips. Hauraki – Waikato Electorate.

Ranked number 4 on Freedoms NZ list.

Donna Pokere-Phillips has a Master of Law Degree with Honours from University of Waikato and has been deeply involved in her community, having lived in Hamilton West for 30 years.

Donna’s legal background has given her the foundation to take on many facets of work including Environmental Advisor, Contract Lecturer, Maaori, Governance and Leadership

Specialist, Impact Report Writer, Employment Law Specialist, Maaori Resource Management

Specialist. Donna has whakapapa connections to Tainui, Tuwharetoa, and Taranaki Iwi.


Aly Cooke. List Candidate Only.

Number 6 on Freedoms NZ list.

Entertainment industry experience , having toured nationally & internationally as a publicist and promoter.

Aly has been recognised in many awards including finalist for “NEXT New Zealand Woman of the Year.

A vocal campaigner against 1080 poisoning and for the vaccine injured, her 24911 strong petition calling for a Royal Commission into the Safety & Efficacy of Covid 19 Vaccine is currently at the select committee.


Sarai Tepou. Coromandel Electorate

Ranked number 12 on Freedoms NZ Party list.

As a Midwife for nearly 30 years, Sarai opted out of the health industry due to the mandates enforced amongst herself and her peers in 2021. She’s also qualified as a Registered Comprehension Nurse.

In Women’s Health, she provided professional services for child-bearing women as an Independent Midwife in all four corners of Auckland City.

She’s deeply concerned the covid injections recommended by various agencies and feels these entities and other councils need to be challenged and made accountable.


Alan Simmons. List Candidate only. Number 15 on Freedoms NZ list.

New Zealand Outdoors & Freedom Party Founder and President 

Alan Simmons an experienced hunting & fishing guide & author who launched the Outdoor Party, with his deep passion for New Zealand’s Outdoors, heritage and environment. 

Over the years Alan has sat on a number of national body executives, boards, NGO and management groups.


Alan Simmons

Alan Simmons

President & Co-Leader Alan has dedicated a lifetime of involvement in outdoors political issues. He’s sat on a number of national body executives, boards, NGO and management groups, including the NZ Professional Hunting Guides Association, Electricorp Environmental Management Board, NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers and the NZ Professional Fishing Guides Association. Many will know him through his website, the hugely popular New Zealand FishnHunt forum.

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