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Hon Mark Burton.

Hon Mark Burton

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Date:
8 November 2008

Hon Mark Burton

Labour Party

Honours/decorations

New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal for services to education

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Spokesperson, Adult and Community Education 1993-1996
  • Associate Spokesperson, Labour and Industrial Relations 1993-1996
  • Member, Labour Committee 22 December 1993-6 September 1996
  • Senior Whip 19 December 1996-27 November 1999
  • Minister of Internal Affairs 10 December 1999-13 November 2000
  • Minister of Veterans' Affairs 10 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Minister for State Owned Enterprises [Except TVNZ Ltd] 10 December 1999-21 December 2004
  • Minister of Defence 10 December 1999-19 October 2005
  • Minister of Tourism 10 December 1999-19 October 2005
  • Member, Officers of Parliament Committee 27 August 2002-11 August 2005
  • Member of Privileges Committee 3 March 2004-11 August 2005
  • Associate Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations 21 December 2004-28 February 2005
  • Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations 18 February 2005-31 October 2007
  • Minister of Justice 19 October 2005-31 October 2007
  • Minister of Local Government 19 October 2005-31 October 2007
  • Minister responsible for the Law Commission 19 October 2005-31 October 2007
  • Member, Local Government and Environment Committee 7 November 2007-2 April 2008
  • Member, Education and Science Committee 7 November 2007-3 October 2008
  • Member, Regulations Review Committee 7 November 2007-17 December 2007
  • Deputy-Chairperson, Regulations Review Committee 18 December 2007-3 October 2008

Personal details

Born 16 January 1956, Northampton, England, arrived in New Zealand at age 10. Married with three adult children, (two sons, one daughter)

Education/qualifications

  • Wanganui Boys College
  • Qualification in Social Work Supervision, Massey University
  • Qualification in Adult Education, University of Waikato
  • Qualification in Recreation, NZCRS

Career

  • Worked for the Red Cross
  • Worked for the Department of Social Welfare
  • Worked for Otaki Health Camp
  • Worked for the Palmerston North City Council
  • Community Education Organiser, central North Island for 11 years
  • Member for Tongariro 6 November 1993-6 September 1996
  • Member for Taupo 12 October 1996-8 November 2008

Community activities

President, Japan Karate NZ

Leisure activities

Reading, listening to music, playing guitar. Trained in Aikido

This is the archived biography page for former member of Parliament, Hon Mark Burton.