Who is James Meager?

Originally from Timaru, James is an alumni of the University of Otago and current Press Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, Hon Paula Bennett. James has a breadth of political campaigning experience at both national and local body levels and is the co-founder of NZ Election Ads along with Dr Ashley Murchison.

With a background in Law and Politics, James spent several years working in Māori health workforce development in Dunedin before moving to Wellington to work for National MP Chris Bishop, and subsequently taking up a role in the office of Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett.

James believes that the key to a successful New Zealand above all else is good, strong governance which encourages individuals to make the best decisions for their families and their communities.