"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 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.
I’m really keen to hear from you about any matter that is of interest and importance to you. Drop me a line at email@example.com"
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.
Latest Coleman's Call and News.
28 May 2013 Coleman's Call May 28 2013
There has been some talk by political commentators that one of the primary issues for voters in next year’s general election will be economic management. I hope so, because the Budget has demonstrated that our approach to the economy has been the right one. Read more
03 May 2013 Bamyan: An Imprint on Kiwi Hearts
The departure of the last Kiwi soldier last week from Bamyan, Afghanistan marked the end of a decade of remarkable Kiwi effort in the province. Much has been written on the legacy that we leave behind, and the tragic losses that New Zealand suffered in the province. Kiwis can be justifiably proud of the gains we have made in security, education, health, agriculture and basic infrastructure. We can also be extremely proud of the efforts of our people in Defence, Police, and the civil service. They have represented the country extremely well. Read More
26 February 2013 Kiwis in Afghanistan to protect gains
OPINION: Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman explains why New Zealand is not leaving Afghanistan. New Zealand has played an important role in the international effort in Afghanistan for well over a decade. Read More
22 February 2013 Coleman's Call February 22 2013
Government is about having a clear plan and delivering an agenda. We've been very clear about our priorities - returning to surplus, growing the economy, rebuilding Christchurch and delivering better public services. Read More
12 December 2012 Coleman's Call 12 December 2012
The festive season is here and no doubt everyone is scrambling to tie off the obligations of the working year before heading off for a well-earned break with family and friends. Read More
27 November 2012 MP zeroes in on Z
Controversial plans for a 24 hour Z service station on busy Onewa Rd are being slammed by Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman. Read More
20 September 2012 Coleman's Call September 2012
I wrote earlier this year of some of the more positive opportunities I have experienced as Minister of Defence, notably meeting the dedicated young men and women who serve in the New Zealand Defence Force. Read More
Press Releases and Speeches
25 April 2013 New Zealand Service - Chunuk Bair Memorial - Gallipoli
Today, Anzac Day, marks the anniversary of the first New Zealand and Australian landings on the Gallipoli peninsula on the 25th of April 1915. We remember those New Zealanders who fought and died here 98 years ago. We also pay our respects to the Turks who were fighting to defend their homeland, and our allies who fought beside us. We also commemorate the dead and those who have served in all conflicts in which New Zealand has taken part. Read More
25 April 2013 Dawn service - Anzac Commemorative Site - Gallipoli
E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karanga maha e huihui nei. Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. There is no more poignant and evocative place for any New Zealander to be present than at dawn on Anzac day, on the Gallipoli peninsula. Read More
Your Excellency, the Governor General of New Zealand Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine; Dr Habiba Sarabi, Governor of Bamyan; Lt General Rhys Jones, Chief of Defence Force; Helene Quilter, Secretary of Defence; Peter Marshall, Commissioner of Police, Friends of New Zealand and Afghanistan.I want to acknowledge the service men and women of the NZDF who are here today as well as the thousands who have served here before you. Read More
04 April 2013 Bamyan Memorial Speech
Your Excellency the Governor General of New Zealand and Lady Janine Mataparae, Governor Sarabi, Lt General Rhys Jones, Chief of Defence Force, Secretary of Defence Helene Quilter, and Police Commissioner Peter Marshall. To all those friends of New Zealand and Bamyan Province who gather here, today we pay tribute to the eight New Zealanders and 23 Afghans who have given their lives in the service of Bamyan Province, and whose names are commemorated on this joint memorial. Read More
20 March 2013 Speech to Defence Industry Association conference
It’s a pleasure to be addressing the New Zealand Defence Industry Association again. I want to focus my remarks today on a subject close to your interests: how to deliver results while managing the rising costs of doing business. Read More
Good evening, Thank you to the co-hosts of this event: Dr Geoff Perry, Dean of the Business and Law Faculty School and David McGregor of the Auckland and Northland Territorial Forces Employer Council. Read More
26 February 2013 Taking a Results Approach to Delivering Better Public Services
Good evening, welcome to New Zealand House – it’s a pleasure to be here with you in London. New Zealand has embarked on a significant change programme for our State sector. It involves every agency, ministry and department. Some of you will have heard my colleague the Deputy Prime Minister Bill English speak on it when he visited London in 2012. Read More
26 February 2013 New Zealand Defence force capability in an era of tightening budgets
I wish to talk about how New Zealand is managing the effect on its defence force of the most challenging economic conditions seen in generations.This is a challenge which politicians and policy makers, militaries, and industry are grappling with worldwide and of particular relevance to those of us here today. Read More
22 February 2013 Statement: NATO-ISAF Defence Ministers' Meeting
Mr Secretary General, Colleagues: This morning I am pleased to be able to confirm New Zealand’s continuing support for Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force. New Zealand has stood side-by-side with our ISAF partners in Afghanistan since December 2001. We have deployed New Zealand Defence Force personnel in a range of roles in support of the ISAF mission to first stabilise and then build up the capacity of the Afghan National Security Forces. Read More
20 October 2012 El Alamein Commemorative Service
Distinguished guests, veterans, serving New Zealand Defence Force Personnel, ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to address you on this significant occasion.We are gathered here to commemorate New Zealand's part in the Second Battle of El Alamein, and more generally, the North African campaign of the Second World War. Read More
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