National MP Nikki Kaye was just 36 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. After the shock announcement she had decided to retire after the election the C Word caught up with Nikki to talk about how breast cancer has impacted her life. October is breast cancer awareness month, Covid has impacted many cancer charities - if you can support a charity with a donation this month please consider Sweet Louise who support people with incurable breast cancer or Shocking Pink, a charity who support younger
She's just been promoted to Deputy Leader of New Zealand's National Party just months out from an election. She's also aware of the battle her party has on their hands to take on one of the most popular Prime Ministers this country has seen in Jacinda Ardern. Nikki Kaye talks about how getting breast cancer in 2016 completely changed how she now operates as a politician and what motivates her to do what she does in a job many of us would stay well clear of. Nikki also revealed she grew a veggie garden during lockdown, and longs for the days to go camping with a pale ale and a fishing rod.
Giant Sisters - Jo Brothers talks with Hon Nikki Kaye
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Jo talks with the Hon Nikki Kaye who was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Auckland Central electorate in 2008, winning the seat for the National Party for the first time in New Zealand’s history. In 2011 and 2014 she was re-elected winning the seat against then Labour list MP Jacinda Ardern. http://www.nikkikaye.co.nz☆ Giant Sisters: http://www.giantsisters.com ☆ Jo Brothers: http://www.jobrothers.com ☆ Contact Jo Brothers: firstname.lastname@example.org