Invercargill MP Eric Roy always tries to do something a bit different with his election campaigns.
In 2008 he had a carbon zero campaign and launched it by planting native trees.
This time he’s walking to victory with a 360km trek through his electorate.
He expects to spend about three hours on the road each day and he’ll be multi-tasking. He’s taking his phone to deal with constituent matters while walking, meeting some en route and will complete each leg of the journey with an opportunity for the public to meet him over a cuppa.
A trek of this length isn’t for the faint-hearted or unfit but this is the bloke who walked several hours out of the bush with a broken leg and who celebrated his recovery from cancer by running the Kepler Pass.