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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.
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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.
Latest 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
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
Press Releases and Speeches
13 March 2014 Combined Community Trusts Conference
Good afternoon everyone. Thank you Wayne, for my introduction. I would also like to thank our hosts, the TSB Community Trust, for inviting me to speak to you.It’s great to see you all here today. I know that many of you have day jobs and other responsibilities in your communities, and it speaks to your dedication that you have made the effort to be here today. Read More
13 November 2013 Speech to Defence Industry Association annual conference
It’s great to be addressing the New Zealand Defence Industry Association today. Since we met back in March at your quarterly meeting, a lot has happened in defence in the last eight months.The NZDF marked the successful closure of two of its largest overseas missions. It was a privilege for me to accompany the Governor-General, Lieutenant General The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae for the closedown ceremony of the NZPRT in Bamyan, Afghanistan. I also joined the Prime Minister in the Solomon Islands to mark the 10 year anniversary of RAMSI (the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands). Read More
I’d like to begin by thanking our hosts IPANZ and Deloitte for bringing together senior public servants, partners from across the public and private sectors, and many of you who took the time to help shape this new Act. This legislation was never going to generate the media excitement of Kim Dot Com’s musings on the GCSB Bill, but it’s going to have an enduring impact on the delivery of public services and a positive effect on the lives of New Zealanders, rather than being another beltway issue. For this reason, it has an importance that will reach into the life of every New Zealander. Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for the invitation to be here, it’s always great to be out of the Beehive. I often say to the Treasury officials – when are they going to start delivering me some better work stories? And I point across to my Defence officials who in the past 18 months have delivered better work stories in the form of trips to Afghanistan, all sorts of exciting transport modes, and more recently a very special visit to Gallipoli for ANZAC Day. Read More
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
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