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Suzanne Mary (Sue) Wood (born 1948, in Onehunga) served as the president of the New Zealand National Party from 1982 to 1986, the first woman to hold the post. She had been a teacher, journalist and swimming coach.

Onehunga suburb of Auckland

Onehunga is a suburb of Auckland in New Zealand and the location of the Port of Onehunga, the city's small port on the Manukau Harbour. It is eight kilometres south of the city centre, close to the volcanic cone of Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill. It was formerly governed by Auckland City Council until the merger of all of Auckland's councils into the 'super city' in 2010.

New Zealand National Party Major New Zealand political 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.

Early life

Her term as president included the latter years of the Third National Government of Robert Muldoon, the 1984 general election, and the associated constitutional crisis.

Third National Government of New Zealand

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Robert Muldoon Prime Minister of New Zealand, politician

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Wood stood as the party candidate for Onehunga in the 1980 by-election and in the 1981 general election; she was then teaching at Onehunga High School. In 2002 she stood in the seat of Mana, being defeated by Labour MP Luamanuvao Winnie Laban. Although she held a relatively high party-list ranking of 19, National's poor overall result in the 2002 election meant that she failed to enter Parliament.

Onehunga (New Zealand electorate) former New Zealand parliamentary electorate

Onehunga, initially with the formal name of Town of Onehunga, is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate in the south of the city of Auckland. Between 1861 and 1881, and between 1938 and 1996, it was represented by seven Members of Parliament. It was a stronghold for the Labour Party.

Onehunga High School

Onehunga High School is a state co-educational secondary school in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga, New Zealand.

Mana (New Zealand electorate) New Zealand electorate

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She was the campaign manager for Auckland Future in 2016. [1]

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  1. "Nats back new Auckland ticket". New Zealand Herald. 2015-10-28. ISSN   1170-0777 . Retrieved 2017-02-26.


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Party political offices
Preceded by
George Chapman
President of the National Party
1982–1986
Succeeded by
Neville Young