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Mark Blumsky

Published date: 8 Nov 2008
National Party
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Blumsky, Mark
Blumsky, Mark
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Honours/decorations

  • QSO for services to the public 2002

Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Member, Local Government and Environment Committee: 9 November 2005 - 30 July 2008
  • Member, Justice and Electoral Committee: 30 July 2008 - 3 October 2008
  • Associate Spokesperson, Economic Development: 2005 - 8 November 2008
  • Associate Spokesperson, Local Government: 2005 - 8 November 2008

Personal details

  • Born 29 August 1957, Nelson
  • Married with one child

Education/qualifications

  • St Bede’s College, Christchurch: 1971 - 1973
  • Linwood High School, Christchurch: 1973 - 1975
  • University of Canterbury

Career

  • Shop Manager, National Sales Manager, Hannahs Footwear: 1978 - 1990
  • Founder and Director, Mischief Shoes: 1991 - 1996
  • Chairperson, Capital Marketing: 1994 - 1995
  • Director, Retail Publishing: 1994 - 1995
  • Mayor, Wellington City: October 1995 - October 2001
  • Director, Willis Retailing Ltd: 27 May 1997 - 26 July 1999
  • Director, Wellington International Airport Ltd: 6 November 1998 - 31 October 2001
  • Director, Pinot Noir 2001 Ltd: 28 September 1999 - 5 August 2003
  • Director, Marco Ltd: 29 August 2001 -
  • Director, Pizza Napoli Uno Ltd: 10 September 2001 - 2006
  • Event Co-coordinator, Lord of the Rings movie NZ premiere: 2001 - 2001
  • Event Co-coordinator, Lord of the Rings movie NZ premiere: 2002 - 2002
  • Founding Director, Creative HQ: 2002 - 2004
  • Director, BrewNZ Ltd: 31 October 2002 -
  • Director, Retail Results Ltd: 19 August 2004 - 18 November 2004
  • Director, Norsewear of New Zealand Ltd: 26 November 2004 -
  • Director, New Zealand Kids Toyathon Ltd: 17 March 2005 -
  • Chairperson, Advisory Board, T-Up Business Incubator: 2005 - 2006
  • List member of Parliament: 17 September 2005 - 8 November 2008

Community activities

  • Civil Union and Marriage celebrant
  • Trustee, Cuba Street Carnival
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Member, Samuel Marsden Collegiate Board of Management
  • Trustee, Wellington Free Ambulance Board
  • Trustee, Wellington School of Medicine Surgical Research Trust
  • President, Wellington Retail Association: 1994 - 1994

Party activities

  • National Party candidate, Wellington Central: 2005

Leisure activities

  • Golf
  • Reading
  • Watching sport

This is the archived biography page for former Member of Parliament, Mark Blumsky.