Members of Parliament

Current MPs

Political party
National Party
Colin King.

Colin King.

Information
Date:
11 March 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
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Colin King

Member for Kaikōura, National Party

Honours/decorations

  • MNZM for services to shearing and the wool industry 2000

Current Parliamentary Roles

  • Deputy-Chairperson, Education and Science Committee
  • Member, Primary Production Committee

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Member, Primary production select committee 9 November 2005-5 December 2006
  • Member, Education and Science Committee 9 November 2005-20 October 2011
  • Deputy Chairperson, Primary Production Committee 11 December 2008-20 October 2011

Personal details

  • Born 19 December 1949, Canterbury
  • Married with four adult children

Education/qualifications

  • Lincoln School
  • Cashmere School
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching, Level 4, Open Polytechnic
  • Certificate in Woolhandling Systems, Massey University

Career

  • Shearer
  • Farmer
  • Former Director, Meat Board
  • Former NZ Representative, international shearing competitions
  • Director, Agriculture Industry Organisation
  • Director, Meat and Wool New Zealand Ltd 25 March 2004-15 March 2006
  • Director, Meat and Wool Trust Ltd 25 March 2004-15 March 2006

Awards

  • Named as one of six Master Shearers in the last 20 years
  • Three times Golden Shears Champion
  • Six times National Shearing Competition Champion
  • Winner of more than two hundred open shearing events

Community activities

  • Vice Chairperson, Canterbury A & P Association Shearing Section
  • Trustee, New Zealand Shear History Trust
  • Member, Executive Committee, Schizophrenia Society
  • National Chairperson, Wrightson National Shearing Competition

Party activities

  • Chairperson, Rolleston-West Melton National Party

Leisure activities

  • Tramping, cycling, fishing, volunteering