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"I regard it as a real privilege to be the MP for Northcote and to represent my local community in our parliament. The Northcote electorate is my home, and a great place to live, work and relax. The electorate includes Northcote, Northcote Point, Birkenhead, Beach Haven, Birkdale and the southern half of Glenfield.
"I’m also the Minister of Defence and State Services as well as Associate Minister of Finance. This means that I’m able to represent your views at the cabinet table.
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Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman MP for Northcote
Dr Coleman studied medicine at Auckland University. Following house surgeon years in New Zealand, Dr Coleman spent eight years overseas working and furthering his studies. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the London Business School. After his return to New Zealand in 2001 he combined advisory work in the healthcare sector for PricewaterhouseCoopers with clinical medical practice.
Dr Coleman entered Parliament in 2005 for the National Party in opposition. In this first term he was the Spokesperson for Broadcasting and the Associate Spokesperson for Health. Re-elected in 2008, Prime Minister Key promoted Dr Coleman into Cabinet as the Minister of Immigration and Broadcasting and the Associate Health and Associate Tourism Minister. Re-elected for a third term for the Northcote seat in November 2011 Dr Coleman was promoted in Cabinet to Minister of Defence, Minister of State Services and Associate Minister of Finance.
Dr Coleman is married with two children.
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Lastest Coleman's Call and News
27 February 2014 Royal commission not necessary
Sir Geoffrey Palmer's article Why New Zealand's Public Service Needs Fixing (Feb 25) wilfully ignores all the work that went into revising the state sector legislation last year. There was an extensive select committee process, and the Government worked with the PSA and the Labour Party to achieve bipartisan support for the most significant change in a generation to the way the public sector operates. Read More
05 December 2013 Coleman's Call December 5 2013
Well it looks like summer is upon us and with a run of fantastic weather it has been a great chance for people to get out to local beaches and parks. I have been travelling a lot in my capacity as Minister of Defence lately, and I’m certainly looking forward to the summer ahead. Read More
23 August 2013 Whenuapai bid fails
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has rejected controversial plans for a commercial helicopter pilot training school at Whenuapai airbase. The decision will be a "great relief" to thousands of residents near the airbase who would have faced incredible noise issues, former head of Whenuapai Airbase Action Group Russell Stewart says. Read More
Press Releases and Speeches
21 August 2014 New Better Public Services targets aim higher
Better-than-expected progress in reducing crime and having more young people attain higher qualifications means these two Better Public Service targets will be made more challenging if National is returned to government after the election. Read More
19 August 2014 NZ Council for Infrastructure Development Speech
Thank you for welcoming me here today. I would like to acknowledge John Rae, Chairperson of NZCID, Stephen Selwood, CE of NZCID and the many guests and attendees, including Sir John Armitt, who spoke to you earlier today. Read More
06 August 2014 Leadership in the State Services: FutureGov Forum
Ladies and Gentlemen. I thank you for the invitation to speak to you here today and it’s a pleasure to address you all. Empowering public servants to make decisions based on doing things differently is where real leadership lies. In New Zealand, leadership in the State sector is heavily scrutinised. We are quick to seize on what went wrong, when in reality, the public service is increasingly leading in getting things right. This leadership isn’t a choice, it is a necessity. Read More
02 July 2014 IPANZ Excellence Awards Speech
Kia ora tātou. It’s great to be here this evening as we celebrate the successes of our innovative Public Service. Read More
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