|Senior Whip of the National Party|
21 March 2018
|Preceded by||Jami-Lee Ross|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for Taranaki-King Country
20 September 2014
|Preceded by||Shane Ardern|
Barbara Joan Kuriger is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand National Party.
The New Zealand National Party, shortened to National or the Nats, is a centre-right political party in New Zealand. It is one of two major parties that dominate contemporary New Zealand politics, alongside its traditional rival, the New Zealand Labour Party.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|2014 –2017||51st||Taranaki-King Country||58||National|
|2017 –present||52nd||Taranaki-King Country||28||National|
Kuriger is a farmer and is a former Dairy Woman of the Year. She currently sits on the board of the NZ Rural Sports Trust.She was selected as National's representative in Taranaki-King Country to replace Shane Ardern.
Taranaki-King Country is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives. The current MP for Taranaki-King Country is Barbara Kuriger of the National Party. She has held this position since the 2014 General Election.
Philip Shane Ardern is a New Zealand politician. He is a member of the National Party and represented the electorate of Taranaki-King Country from 1998 to 2014.
She is Deputy Chairperson of the Health Committee, a member of the Primary Production Committee, and the National Party's Senior Whip.
A whip is an official of a political party whose task is to ensure party discipline in a legislature. This usually means ensuring members of the party vote according to the party platform or other accepted policy views shared by the party.
In 2015, David Cunliffe called out Kuriger for "ignorance" over the funding rorts at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre while she was on its board.
David Richard Cunliffe is a New Zealand politician who was Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, serving from September 2013 to September 2014. A former Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for New Lynn, he served as the Minister of Health, Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Minister of Immigration, as well as a range of associate economic portfolios for the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand from October 2007 until November 2008.
The New Zealand Parliament is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives. The Queen is usually represented by a governor-general. Before 1951, there was an upper chamber, the New Zealand Legislative Council. The Parliament was established in 1854 and is one of the oldest continuously functioning legislatures in the world.
The 45th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the Parliament of New Zealand. Its composition was determined by the 1996 election, and it sat until the 1999 election.
Maryan Street is a former Member of the New Zealand Parliament (MP) for the New Zealand Labour Party. In the 2005 elections, she became the first openly lesbian MP elected to the New Zealand Parliament. She failed to get re-elected in the 2014 election.
Te Tai Hauāuru is a New Zealand parliamentary Māori electorate, returning one Member of Parliament to the New Zealand House of Representatives, that was first formed for the 1996 election. The electorate was represented by Tariana Turia from 2002 to 2014, first for the Labour Party and then for the Māori Party. Turia retired and was succeeded in 2014 by Labour's Adrian Rurawhe who again retained the seat in 2017.
Grant Murray Robertson is a New Zealand Labour politician who has been the Minister of Finance since 2017 and the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central since 2008.
David James Shearer is a New Zealand United Nations worker and politician. He spent nearly 20 years working for the UN, managing the provision of aid to countries including Somalia, Rwanda, Liberia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq. In 1992, Shearer was named as New Zealander of the Year by the New Zealand Herald. The following year he was appointed as Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the British New Years Honours list. In 2009 he won the Mount Albert by-election becoming a Member of the New Zealand Parliament for the Labour Party. He was the Leader of the Labour Party from December 2011 to August 2013. He resigned from parliament in December 2016 and currently heads the United Nations peace keeping mission in South Sudan.
Margaret Mary Barry, generally known as Maggie Barry, is a New Zealand politician and a member of the House of Representatives, first elected in the 2011 general election. She is a member of the National Party, and was the Minister for Conservation, Seniors Citizens, and Arts, Culture and Heritage in the Fifth National Government. Barry has had a long career in broadcasting, including gardening shows, and has a rose named after her.
Tracey Anne Martin is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She is a member of the New Zealand First Party and served as Deputy Leader from 2011 to 2015.
Joanne Kowhai Hayes is a New Zealand politician and since January 2014 is a New Zealand National Party List MP in the New Zealand Parliament.
Kushmiita Parmjeet Kaur Parmar is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand National Party.
Ria Iris Daphne Bond is a New Zealand politician and former hairdresser. She was appointed to the House of Representatives as a New Zealand First list MP following Winston Peters winning the March 2015 Northland by-election.
Virginia Ruby Andersen is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.
Dr Deborah Faye Russell is a New Zealand academic and politician. She is a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.
The 52nd New Zealand Parliament is the current meeting of the legislative branch of New Zealand's Parliament. It was elected at the 2017 general election. The 52nd Parliament consists of 120 members, and is serving from its opening on 7 November 2017 until the next general election. Under section 17 of the Constitution Act 1986, Parliament expires three years "from the day fixed for the return of the writs issued for the last preceding general election of members of the House of Representatives, and no longer." With the date for the return of writs for the general election set at 12 October 2017, the 52nd Parliament must be dissolved on or before 12 October 2020.
Harete Makere Hipango is a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the National Party.
Traci Houpapa is a company director and business advisor. She is a New Zealand Māori.
The New Zealand National Party's Senior Whip administers the “whipping in” system that tries to ensure that party MPs attend and vote according to the party leadership's wishes.