Members of Parliament

Current MPs

Political party
National Party
Shane Ardern.

Shane Ardern.

Information
Date:
5 March 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
Email contacts
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Shane Ardern

Member for Taranaki-King Country, National Party

Current Parliamentary Roles

  • Chairperson, Primary Production Committee
  • Member, Health Committee

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Member, Agricultural Caucus Committee
  • Member, Economic Caucus Committee
  • Member, Social Policy Caucus Committee
  • Member, Education and science select committee 28 May 1998-18 October 1999
  • Member, Health select committee 28 May 1998-18 October 1999
  • Member, Regulations review select committee 19 March 1999-18 October 1999
  • Associate Spokesperson, Agriculture 15 December 1999-12 October 2001
  • Spokesperson, Rural Affairs 15 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Associate Spokesperson, Economic and Regional Development 12 October 2001-15 August 2002
  • Member, Officers of Parliament select committee 30 October 2001-18 June 2002
  • Spokesperson, Conservation 15 August 2002-9 August 2004
  • Associate Spokesperson, Agriculture 15 August 2002-26 October 2005
  • Member, Local government and environment select committee 27 August 2002-November 2003
  • Deputy Chairperson, Government administration select committee 4 November 2003-11 August 2005
  • Spokesperson, Rural Affairs 26 October 2005-1 December 2006
  • Chairperson, Government Administration Committee 9 November 2005-3 October 2008
  • Member, Law and Order Committee 9 December 2008-20 October 2011

Personal details

  • Born 26 January 1960
  • Raised in Opunake
  • Married with two sons

Education/qualifications

  • Opunake High School
  • Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies, Massey University 2009-2013

Career

  • Dairy farmer, Te Kiri

Community activities

  • Former Deputy Chairperson, Federated Farmers
  • Former Dairy Section delegate
  • Chairperson, Te Kiri Hall
  • Chairperson, Te Kiri Sports and Recreation

Party activities

  • Agricultural Policy Chairperson, National Party, Taranaki
  • Former Electorate Chairperson for Roger Maxwell, Taranaki Electorate
  • Former Electorate Chairperson for Jim Bolger, Taranaki-King Country Electorate

Leisure activities

  • Hockey, horse-riding, farming