|4th Mayor of Manawatu|
November 2002 –15 December 2011
|Preceded by||Audrey Severinsen|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Kouvelis|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
30 November 2011
|Preceded by||Simon Power|
|Born||1952/1953 (age 66–67)|
Palmerston North, New Zealand
|Political party||National Party|
|Alma mater||Massey University|
Ian Robert Flockhart McKelvie (born 1952/1953) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He is a member of the National Party.
The New Zealand House of Representatives is a component of the New Zealand Parliament, along with the Sovereign. The House passes all laws, provides ministers to form a Cabinet, and supervises the work of the Government. It is also responsible for adopting the state's budgets and approving the state's accounts.
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.
McKelvie was born in Palmerston North and was educated at Wanganui Collegiate School. He then gained a Diploma of Agriculture from Massey University.He was the Mayor of Manawatu from 2002 until 2011. He resigned from the position on being elected to Parliament. He was the longest-serving mayor of the district to date, being in office for 9 years and 20 days.
Palmerston North is a city in the North Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. Located in the eastern Manawatu Plains, the city is near the north bank of the Manawatu River, 35 km (22 mi) from the river's mouth, and 12 km (7 mi) from the end of the Manawatu Gorge, about 140 km (87 mi) north of the capital, Wellington. Palmerston North is the country's seventh-largest city and eighth-largest urban area, with an urban population of 86,600.
Massey University is a university based in Palmerston North, New Zealand, with significant campuses in Albany and Wellington. Massey University has approximately 30,883 students, 13,796 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students, making it New Zealand's second largest university when not counting international students. Research is undertaken on all three campuses, and more than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university.
The Mayor of Manawatu officiates over the Manawatu District of New Zealand, which is administered by the Manawatu District Council (MDC). The role was created in 1989 with the formation of the Manawatu District. The current mayor, Margaret Kouvelis from Feilding, was first elected in a by-election in March 2012 and is the fifth holder of the position.
He is the Board Chair of Special Olympics New Zealand.
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McKelvie was named as the National Party candidate for the Rangitīkei electorate following the announcement by sitting member Simon Power of his retirement from politics. [ citation needed ]At the 2011 election, McKelvie won the seat with a majority of 9,382 ahead of Labour's Josie Pagani. He currently serves on three select committees: primary production; regulations review; and law and order. McKelvie was re-elected in the Rangitīkei electorate during the 2014 New Zealand general election with an increased majority.
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Koitiata is a town located in the southwestern part of Rangitikei District of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand's North Island. At the time of the 2013 census, Koitiata had a population of 108. Marton is located 24 km to the east and Whanganui is located 29 km to the northwest. Nearby Koitiata is Lake Koitiata.
Ngamatea is a meshblock located in the northeastern part of Rangitikei District of the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand's North Island. It is unique in being located in the Hawke's Bay region despite being part of the Rangitikei District, which is almost entirely located in the Manawatu-Wanganui region. It has an area of 610.54 km², 13.63% of the total area of Rangitikei. According to the 2013 census, it had a population of 27 inhabitants.
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| Member of Parliament for Rangitīkei |
| Mayor of Manawatu |