|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
9 June 2018
|Preceded by||Jonathan Coleman|
|Born||24 February 1983|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Political party||National Party|
|Alma mater|| Harvard University |
University of Auckland
|Website||National Party profile|
Daniel Michael Bidois(born 1983) is a New Zealand politician and economist who currently serves as a Member of the House of Representatives for the National Party. Bidois was elected on 9 June 2018 to the office of MP for Northcote. Bidois is both of European and Māori (Ngāti Maniapoto) descent.
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Bidois is both of European and Māori (Ngāti Maniapoto) descent. He grew up in Howick, Auckland and attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Howick Intermediate and Howick College. Bidois left Howick College at 15 to pursue a butchery apprenticeship, originally with Seaside Meats on Litten Road. However, within two weeks of beginning his apprenticeship, he was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He had chemotherapy and an operation to save his leg.Overcoming cancer, Bidois decided to continue with his butchery career, completing an apprenticeship with Woolworths Supermarket in Newmarket.
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After completing his butchery apprenticeship, Bidois completed Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Auckland. Outside the classroom he was elected president of the Auckland University Students' Association (AUSA) in 2006.[ citation needed ]
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In 2010, Bidois won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Harvard University in the United States, completing a Master of Public Policy degree in 2012.[ citation needed ]
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Bidois began his professional career as a management consultant with Deloitte New Zealand in 2008. In 2010, he joined the New Zealand Institute where he published research on improving New Zealand's economy. He spent three years as an economist with the OECD in Paris, France, working on economic reforms in emerging markets. In addition, he spent a further year in 2015 as an independent strategy consultant to the Malaysian public sector in Kuala Lumpur. He returned to New Zealand in 2016, and worked as a strategy manager for Foodstuffs.
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On 22 March 2018, Northcote MP Johnathan Coleman announced he would resign from Parliament, triggering a by-election, the first of the 52nd Parliament.On 15 April, Bidois was chosen as National's candidate for the Northcote by-election, which he subsequently won by 6.28%, receiving 10,566 votes and taking 50.67% of the overall vote. Bidois was sworn into the 52nd Parliament on 27 June 2018 as Member of Parliament for Northcote and made his maiden speech on 3 July 2018.
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| Member for Northcote |