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Political party
Labour Party
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Damien O'Connor

Information
Date:
15 February 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
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Hon Damien O'Connor

Member for West Coast-Tasman, Labour Party

Current parliamentary roles

  • Deputy-Chairperson, Primary Production Committee
  • Spokesperson, Biosecurity
  • Spokesperson, Food Safety
  • Spokesperson, Fisheries
  • Spokesperson, Primary Industries

Former parliamentary roles

  • Chairperson, Primary production select committee 21 December 1999-18 June 2002
  • Member, Justice and electoral select committee 23 February 2000-8 May 2001
  • Member, Primary production select committee 27 March 2002-17 June 2003
  • Minister of State 15 August 2002-19 May 2003
  • Associate Minister for Racing 15 August 2002-19 May 2003
  • Associate Minister for Rural Affairs 15 August 2002-21 December 2004
  • Associate Minister of Agriculture 15 August 2002-19 May 2005
  • Associate Minister of Immigration 15 August 2002-19 October 2005
  • Minister for Racing 19 May 2003-19 October 2005
  • Associate Minister of Health 15 August 2002-19 November 2008
  • Member, Local government and environment select committee 17 June 2003-3 March 2004
  • Member, Commerce select committee 3 March 2004-11 August 2005
  • Minister for Rural Affairs 21 December 2004-19 November 2008
  • Minister for Corrections 19 October 2005-5 November 2007
  • Minister of Tourism 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Member, Health Committee 13 October 2010-9 February 2011
  • Spokesperson, Rural Affairs 5 May 2009-19 December 2011
  • Spokesperson, Biosecurity 5 May 2009-19 December 2011
  • Member, Primary Production Committee 6 May 2009-20 October 2011
  • Spokesperson, Agriculture 21 July 2010-19 December 2011

Personal details

Born 16 January 1958, Westport. Has four daughters

Education/qualifications

  • St Bedes College, Christchurch
  • Lincoln University

Career

  • Former Adventure Tourism Operator
  • Former Contract Fencer
  • Former Dairy Farmer
  • Former Machine Operator
  • Former Senior River Guide
  • Former Truck Driver
  • Former Union Representative

Community activities

  • Founding Member, Buller Community Development Company
  • Former President, Buller Promotion Association
  • Former Chairperson, Buller YFC
  • Former Member, West Coast Business Development Board
  • Former Member, West Coast Tourism Development Group

Leisure activities

Skiing, mountain biking, running, motorsport