"Hi, welcome to my website- a place where I can keep you updated on matters of interest both locally and nationally.
"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 Health and Minister for Sport and Recreation. This means that I’m able to represent your views at the cabinet table.
I’m really keen to hear from you about any matter that is of interest and importance to you. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org"
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. After winning a fourth term as MP for Northcote with a majority of 9664, Dr Coleman was elevated to Minister of Health and Minister for Sport and Recreation.
Dr Coleman is married with two children.
Lastest Coleman's Call and News
16 February 2015 Coleman's Call 16 February 2015
Well, what a summer of sun it’s been. We’re now fully into 2015, and Parliament resumed sitting this week. Cabinet has been meeting for several weeks, and there’s plenty going on locally and nationally. Read More
19 December 2014 Coleman's Call December 19 2014
As the year draws to a close it’s a chance to reflect on what has been an extremely busy 2014. The General Election seems a long time ago now but there is no doubt it was an extremely intense campaign which dominated the political year. Read More
17 October 2014 Coleman's Call October 17 2014
It’s great to be back as MP for Northcote! I’m really appreciative of the support I’ve had from people across the electorate, and for the faith that voters have shown in both me and National. We won the seat by a record 9664 margin and National won the party vote by a record margin as well. I’m extremely grateful to all those local people who have supported me in my re-election campaign. Read More
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
Press Releases and Speeches
13 March 2015 Speech to National Rural Health Conference 13 March 2015
It’s great to be here at this year’s New Zealand Rural Health Conference. I’d like to thank the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand and the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network for organising this conference. It’s great to see rural organisations working collaboratively and taking a multi-faceted approach to improving the lives of New Zealanders in rural communities. Read More
11 November 2014 Speech to Health Informatics NZ Conference
Thank you to Liz Schoff, HiNZ Board Chair, for the invitation to speak to you all today. This conference has had a 30 percent increase in attendance since last year, which highlights the increasing importance of health informatics and the broader topic of eHealth. Read More
10 November 2014 Speech - opening NZ Blood Service’s new centre, Christchurch
Thank you for inviting me to open the New Zealand Blood Service’s new Christchurch Blood Centre. I am pleased that one of my first acts as the new Minister of Health is to open a facility that will be part of Christchurch’s recovery from the devastation caused by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Read More
31 October 2014 Speech to NZ Emergency Departments Conference, Taupo
Thank you for inviting me to speak with you at this conference. I am really looking forward to the challenges of the health portfolio. Prior to politics I worked in general practice and spent a bit of time in EDs earlier in my career. I’m pleased to be here today to hear your views, and look at how together we can make the best use of resources, people, facilities and funding. Read More
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
For more releases, click here