Peter Goodfellow is a New Zealand businessman and politician, currently serving as President 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.
Goodfellow was a long-time National Party activist. On 2 August 2009, he succeeded Judy Kirk as Party President.In 2009, Goodfellow faced early opposition from within the party, with reports that events instigating the breakup of his marriage had soured his relationship with the party directors. However, he was re-elected by the party's Board of Directors in July 2010.
He is the son of Douglas Goodfellow.The wealth of the Goodfellow family was estimated at $500 million in 2013, largely acquired through investment in the dairy farming industry.
William Douglas Goodfellow was a prominent New Zealand businessman and philanthropist.
Dairy farming in New Zealand began from small beginnings during the early days of colonisation by Europeans. The New Zealand dairy industry is based almost exclusively on cattle, with a total population of 4.8 million milking cows as of 2017. The income from dairy farming is now a major part of the New Zealand economy, becoming an NZ$13.4 billion industry by 2017.
Dame Jennifer Mary Shipley is a former New Zealand politician who served as the 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1997 to 1999. She was the first female prime minister of New Zealand, and is the only woman to have led the National Party.
Sir Simon William English, commonly known as Bill English, is a retired New Zealand politician who served as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2016 to 2017. He was the leader of the National Party from 2001 to 2003 and 2016 to 2018, also serving two terms as Leader of the Opposition.
Philip Bruce Goff is the Mayor of Auckland, in office since 2016; previously he was a Member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1981 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 2016. He served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition between 11 November 2008 and 13 December 2011.
Brent Catchpole is a New Zealand politician. He is a member of New Zealand First and serves as president of the party.
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William Patrick Jeffries is a former New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Heretaunga and served as an undersecretary and Minister of Justice. In 2012, he was convicted of untrue statements to investors and sentenced to house arrest and community service; Justice Dobson was of the opinion that Jeffries believed his statements but the law required accuracy not belief.
Seventy of the one hundred and twenty members of the New Zealand House of Representatives elected in New Zealand's 2008 general election will be from single member constituencies, an increase of one electorate seat from 2005. The initial composition of the 2005 Parliament gave the Labour and National parties each 31 constituencies, the Māori Party four and ACT, United Future and the Progressive Party one each.
Philip Stoner Twyford, known as Phil Twyford, is a politician from New Zealand and a member of the Labour Party. He has been a member of parliament since 2008. He is the Labour Party MP for Te Atatū.
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New Conservative is a conservative political party in New Zealand. It advocates lower taxation and reduced government spending, and also supports agrarian and social conservative issues.
Alfred Ngaro is a New Zealand politician and, since the 2011 election, a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He is a member of the National Party and the first Cook Islander who was elected to Parliament in New Zealand.
Scott Anthony Simpson is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. He is a member of the National Party.
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Desley Simpson is a New Zealand politician who is an Auckland Councillor.
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