There is little doubt [Katherine] Rich will continue to have a flourishing career. As this book went to press, she had just accepted a high-profile lobbying role as CEO of the Food and Grocery Council based in Wellington. Her family will move to the capital, something she couldn't do as a politician with a constituency in Dunedin.Now on a first go-round you'll probably be thinking, sheesh doesn't take much to rile Julie these days does it?
p110, Because We're Worth It, by Gill South. My emphasis added.
But consider this. Katherine Rich was a List MP. She was based in Dunedin North for National, although the seat itself was held by Labour's Pete Hodgson during the entire three terms Rich served. So why couldn't she have moved her family to Wellington?
Particularly when you consider her South Island colleague Bill English, who calls Dipton home, is the actual electorate MP for Clutha-Southland, but his family moved to Wellington several years ago, probably in 2003 if you go by when he and his wife bought the house in Karori, well before he was even a Minister.
How come English could move but Rich couldn't?